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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated November 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "good benefits, you are a government employee" (in 92 reviews)

  • "Solid work for folks with no degrees with advancement opportunities that solely depending on your own goals great benefits" (in 73 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are assigned in a small airport only part-time is offered" (in 47 reviews)

  • "lack of work/life balance, mandated overtime" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "I like it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and end-of-year bonuses

    Cons

    Hours for paid time off are small

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits are provided

    Cons

    hectic pace with constant change

    Advice to Management

    create a more stable environment and slow down the constant changes

  3. "Stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Overtime and flexibility , also a good way to get your foot in the government

    Cons

    Little room for growth


  4. "Tso"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tso in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Tso in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good supervisors and co workers. Mostly decent passengers through this airport. Clean environment and average day is easy on my shift.

    Cons

    In consistent policy and rules. Lack of knowledge and communication between some workers. It is TSA and not enough pay for the job being done and stress dealt with. High turn over rate and very low staffing. Breaks can be disastrous and delayed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified officers for the job and increase the pay if you want the quality. Be more aggressive on the hiring process and not let just anybody in.


  5. "Tso"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid work for folks with no degrees with advancement opportunities that solely depending on your own goals great benefits

    Cons

    Non flexible Hours/days off could be hard for families and people attending school

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. "TSA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and a stable job

    Cons

    Bad hours, poor management with procedures constantly changing


  7. "Review for tso"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time

    Pros

    Good benifits, job security, retirement

    Cons

    Low pay raises , lack of respect from passengers

  8. "Depends on who you are."

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    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My coworkers are fun to be around and we stick together.

    Cons

    Management doesn’t have your back and you’re just a “body” (management calls officers bodies when counting).

    Advice to Management

    Tuh! They don’t have to listen they will listen to you and shred your paperwork right after.


  9. "TSA OFFICER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time

    Pros

    Full benefits for part time work

    Cons

    Stressful and constant skill testing


  10. "TSA OFFICER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time

    Pros

    Slow airport and not to many lanes.

    Cons

    The hours make it almost impossible to juggle work and home life


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