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"United States Air Force"

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Former Employee - Knowledge Operations Management in Camp Springs, MD
Former Employee - Knowledge Operations Management in Camp Springs, MD
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Serving your country/Integrity First, Service Before Self, & Execellence

Cons

The only minimal down side is limited family time/

Advice to Management

Disimenate information relevant to the NCO Tier/

Other Employee Reviews for US Air Force

  1. "Great Honor to Serve Country, But Political, Bureaucratic, and Generational Conflicts Dampens Commitment"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Wright Patterson AFB, OH
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Wright Patterson AFB, OH

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Honor to serve the world's greatest air force
    -Opportunity to earn a great steady income
    -Phenomenal Job Security
    -Opportunity to change careers is available

    Cons

    -Very hard to gain opportunities without having great office clout and/or many years experience
    -Efficiency is sacrificed because of bureacratic tape
    -Consistent clashing in the areas of leadership and work style among generation Y and Baby Boomers
    -Chain of Command stifles ability for individuals to address issues directly with leadership
    -Elevated risk of having lethargic, slothful, and union-protected employees in your employ
    - Relocation opportunities are based on need (therefore, relocation can be in very unappealing places)
    -Diversity in both leadership and workforce is lacking
    -Budgets are always in the hands of Congress


  2. "3.5 years of quick progression then 2 years of stagnation."

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    Former Employee - Contracting Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Contracting Officer in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training program for contracting specialists (best I have ever seen), focus on personal and professional development, large amount of responsibility at junior levels, lots of vacation time and unlimited sick time, great tuition and other benefits.

    Cons

    Organization and excellence not uniform throughout agency. Large sections are incompetent or incapable of doing their job. Work schedule/location/security can change almost instantly. Institutional mindset that does not value intelligence, top-achievers, creativity or innovation. Diverse workplace but members are politically polarized.

    Advice to Management

    Retire now so that new innovative and creative leaders can take your place. The task of maintaining the force in the face of severe budget cuts and adapting to counter-terrorism, fourth generation warfare, and other emerging requirements will require new leadership. If you choose not to retire get rid of those that rise through the ranks by conforming and instead focus on promoting those that are truly the best, most intelligent, creative, innovative, and capable leaders.


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