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"This job is EXTREMELY Overrated"

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Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Newark, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you have no life and are willing to work constantly then I would say the pay is good. I've met some wonderful people.

Cons

Management is completely clueless. The SOP (rule book) is CONSTANTLY changing and you are expected to know and keep up with all changes even though you aren't given much, if any, time to train. You are micro-managed and treated as a number. You slave away for 6hrs as a part timer only to receive a 15 min break. Schedule changes every 6 months and the chances of working within 9-5 are slim to none.

Advice to Management

Be more realistic when enforcing rules because everything isn't black and white.

Other Employee Reviews for TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Positive Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Great people to work with
    Great location

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    More rotational assignments for mid-level employees


  2. "Federal Organization with many growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Federal retirement, Job Security, Opportunities if willing to move around, Serves our Country, Job with meaning, New agency, Unionized

    Cons

    Poor Training, No Congressional support, Poor Management, Poor applicant filtering

    Advice to Management

    Get a back bone, Get Training, Hold Managers accountable like Officers, Be secure in your position


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