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"20yrs and I would do it again"

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Current Employee - Management Analyst in Peterson AFB, CO
Current Employee - Management Analyst in Peterson AFB, CO
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I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Family, Friends, travel, Deployments are short (vs other services) Technology advancement easy the separation from families, Benefits the ones that are left, education (don't put them off like I did)
Education

Cons

PT program(s), Reduction of benefits even after you sign up, As you progress it's less about doing your job and more about getting boxes checked off to compete for the next promotion. Direction the NCOA is headed. EPR system

Advice to Management

More education on how and why you should contribute to TSP, Finish CDC's and clep everything possible, Once cleps are done begin online classed, if schedule permits attend actual classes as needed.
   When is comes to PT the Air Force program is not even enough to get you by you have to work out more than the 1 hour three times a week they may give you. Understand what Airmen are doing to try pass this test. If you only knew the terrible things some are doing in an attempt to pass.
   Create a data base (like ARMS) to save all awards and important documents these will be needed in the future.
   When it comes to EPRs we all know they are inaccurate 99% of the time, they are inflated to help Airmen with promotion and retention. Create a weekly scoring system for Airman, at the end of the week score your Airmen on what they accomplished that week (0-100) Section Commanders would review to insure that not everyone gets 100 every week. At the end of 45 weeks or so tally the scores and compare this to the rest of the Airmen in the shop/section/office. It would be just like grading papers use the score. The Super would be your fail safe to insure folks were not inflating the scores. Yes I know this could be a burden, but with Rank comes responsibilities.

Other Employee Reviews for US Air Force

  1. "Can't complain too much."

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Tech in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Mental Health Tech in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It just pays the bills.

    Cons

    Sucks to be away from family.


  2. "Career Pilot"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor Pilot in Columbus AFB, MS
    Current Employee - Instructor Pilot in Columbus AFB, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work. Different locations. Varying hours. Great supervisors and commanders. Get to fly many different aircraft. Bases usually have good support services, golf course, bowling alley, skeet ranges, restaurants. Supervisors usually take good care of people.

    Cons

    Long deployments. Extended time away from family. Can include most weekends depending on aircraft. Many compliance inspections. Award programs for everything. Sequestration is leading to politicization of where to make cutbacks. Many programs/projects can be curtailed, but the decision where current cuts are being made has not been the best.

    Advice to Management

    Too many award programs, it leads to self promotion.

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