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"Traditional Air Force culture is changing"

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Current Employee - Senior Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Senior Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Top quality work force, good pay and health benefits, people who focus on continuously improving themselves and their organization will be rewarded with promotions and highly desirable duty locations.

Cons

After several years of government civilian and contractor cuts, the military members are now experiencing severe cuts in many career fields and left the overall morale of the force the lowest it has been in years. After pledging to make one-year of deep cuts to minimize the level of amount of stress the force would have to endure, Air Force leadership recently announced a second round of presonnel cuts will be required.

Advice to Management

After years of doing 'more with less' the perceived expectation of leadership at the base, command and headquarters level is that few have the morale courage to make the really tough choices on how to save money. The obvious answer is to avoid general across-the-board budget cuts and halt procurement of new weapon systems until federal budget funding stabilizes.

Other Employee Reviews for US Air Force

  1. "It was a great overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel was great and so was the benefits

    Cons

    You become less important as a person the mission comes first but it is expected

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Great place to get focused, educated, obtain skills, knowledge, and abilities, and mature as an adult and citizen."

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    Former Employee - Flight Chief in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Flight Chief in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Assigned to may locations abroad, and get a college education.

    Cons

    Constant change.The Air Force constantly tries to re-define it's identify. It tends to classify itself as a private corporation, as opposed to a military professional organization with customs, courtesies, and heraldry. Forced separations from family (especially during the holidays) due to 6-month or longer deployments are burdensome. Also, good performers tend to be punished by getting more work, while those that don't do a good job, get rewarded by not getting their "fair share."

    Advice to Management

    Needs to do a better job recognizing superior performers who actually know how to do their jobs, in lieu of recognizing folks for winning awards for doing everything else, but their jobs. Additionally, need to do a better job to professionally develop Airman. Too much demand is placed on 20% of the folks, that do 80% of the work, while the others just seem to "skate" by. Lastly, there is too much risk aversive behavior to avoid confrontation at the higher levers, at the peril of the professional development of Airman. This causes more work for the low-level folks, that negatively impacts morale and esprit de corps.


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