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San Francisco International Airport Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "SFO, a Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco International Airport as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, competitive pay, provides a lot of resources (trainings, gym, employee appreciation day, discount at food places), very interesting place to work as it is one of the busiest airports.

    Cons

    It is a county job.


  2. "Management Trainee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Management Trainee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Management Trainee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at San Francisco International Airport as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was great to work at SFO to see all of the moving parts that go into making such a big operation move smoothly.

    Cons

    Working for the government is a very slow pace. To get anything done took a lot of hoops to jump through.


  3. "student design trainee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Design Trainee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Student Design Trainee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco International Airport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, low stress, slow paced, low-key upper management, friendly ambiance,
    nurturing for a an entry level position, good learning enviroment

    Cons

    traditional practices, blurred structure, very very limited upward mobility, conservative and older staff, everyone seems like they lack senses of urgency and relax past deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Keep things fresher


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "The best summer internship I could have hoped for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco International Airport full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really treat you as an equal when you're an intern here, you will meet people from all different departments of the airport, get to do real work relevant to your career goals, and go on exclusive tours of various parts of the airport. Also very good and fair pay.

    Cons

    The processing stage (getting fingerprinting results, getting badged, going through paperwork) before you start your internship takes FOREVER. Delayed the start of my internship by a month.


  6. "Great experience!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - College Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - College Summer Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at San Francisco International Airport as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK! great opportunity to network with lots of professionals!

    Cons

    i can't really think of any Cons, because I had so much fun and learned so much from my internship! Absolutely loved it!

    Advice to Management

    more intern tours


  7. "SFO Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Design Trainee III in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Student Design Trainee III in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at San Francisco International Airport part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly for the most part and it is pretty awesome being able to work at an airport and meet so many different people.

    Cons

    The work can become somewhat boring, there is not much work for an intern to work on and it is hard to bring a good intern on as a permanent employee.

    Advice to Management

    The management was very nice and always had an open door policy if you needed to talk to them about anything.


  8. "Customer Service Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at San Francisco International Airport as an intern

    Pros

    Fun, dealing with people who are excited to arrive in SF.

    Cons

    No designated parking area for employees only.


  9. "College Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at San Francisco International Airport as an intern

    Pros

    Freedom to do tasks
    Beautiful airport

    Cons

    Very old fashioned corporate culture culture


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for aspiring airport professionals"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects happening in the near future. Great time to be a part of a dynamic organization that has a bright outlook.

    Cons

    It is a large organization. Even with strong leadership and lots going on, it is possible to fall by the wayside. Each department has its own culture, which could be a good or bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting a high bar, striving for excellence, and recognizing your workers. Open up new ways for departments to cross-pollinate and nurture well-rounded airport professionals.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Francisco International Airport full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It really is a great place to work with a cohesive supportive culture of excellence. Very nimble for a government entity. Great wellness programs and free gym on site. Highest paying for any County government in the Bay Area. Great medical and retirement plan. Hugh growth in the travel/airline industry keeps us every moving and 20 years set in the master plan for capitol projects.

    Cons

    No major cons. It is still a government entity so pay scale is set and there are no bonuses. Only 8-5 schedules for most staff unless it is shift work job.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back programs for work/life balance like alternate schedules like 9/80 or 4/10's.