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"Working in the Air Force has been great"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Tucson, AZ
Former Employee - Analyst in Tucson, AZ
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good training oportunities, esspecially if you have limited prior experiance
Good travel potential, though not always where you want to go
responsibility for others
Some very good leaders

Cons

A lot of deployments
forced moves to places you may not like
high turnover, lots of training
Many bad leaders

Advice to Management

Employ management/leadership training provided and avoid the road more traveled: lazy leadership, fearful of innovation/change, listen before passing judgment, etc

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Defense

  1. "Human Resource Assistant Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resource Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job duties aren't very time consuming, schedules were flexible and pay was competitive. One can expect annual raises and cost of living adjustment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotion, infrastructure is poor and slow to update. Processes are often tedious, outdated, and ineffective. Fellow employees often seemed unqualified, lazy, or incompetent. People without prior military experience may find it difficult to work for active military members.

    Advice to Management

    Active military members need more training on how to interact with civilian employees.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Defense full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay can be competitive for certain GS positions that are hard to fill. Good medical, vision and dental plans. Retirement is based on what you put into the retirement systems and social security. If you like travel it is available depending on the position held. Family crisis are handled with respect and dignity. Challenging work and work areas

    Cons

    Some jobs can keep you on travel for over 6 months at a time. This is extremely hard on family. Under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) you have to wait until you are 65 to get your full retirement. The old way of applying for jobs was based on your resume, some agencies now require you to respond to additional questions (DCMA has 29 additional multiple choice questions that have four or five responses that may only change by one word) that can chase you away from the position. In some agencies, the chance for promotion is extremely difficult, you may be locked into the same position at the same level for most of your career. Once you reach step 10 there is no further pay increases except for yearly increases, so for your last 10-15 years of service you remain at the same pay grade and step.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely on the job descriptions that are advertised. Some job descriptions can only be filled by one person. If you are looking


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