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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits even as a part timer (in 64 reviews)

  • Good pay, good health benefits, great co workers (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • you have to start as a part time Office (in 42 reviews)

  • Waiting for a full time position seems to take at least a year depending on the particular airports needs (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "None"

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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 pay in Bay area

    Cons

    Shift hours ....long process for hiring.


  2. "Working for TSA"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, Good pay, Able to choose own schedule based off seniority.

    Cons

    Incompetent scheduling and management, mental fatigue, constant abuse

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like actual people, and not cogs in the machine. Show respect, and prove you have earned your positions.


  3. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Tso in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Tso in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers/ Hours /vacation time /flexibility/ job security

    Cons

    Some of the downsides are the early or late hours and passengers can be trying sometimes.


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  5. "Worked for tsa for a couple years and I have to say it definitely has its ups and downs."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay for younger employees. Health and dental is the best part about this position. Willing to work with student schedules. In reality the cons out weight the pros 10 to 1.

    Cons

    Promotions are given on a buddy basis. 90% of the world hates you and they are more than obliged to inform you. High stress position with the addition of the most strenous micro managing I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off on your employees a little bit allow them to do the positions they were hired for.


  6. "FT benefits for PT work"

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    Current Employee - Tso in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Tso in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good health benefits, great co workers

    Cons

    shift work, shift could start at 3AM


  7. "TSO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overtime / Shift Pick Up

    Cons

    Graveyard Hours / Management / Pay / Co-Workers

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality. Better pay. Diverse shifts.


  8. "its alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, great health care options

    Cons

    very difficult to get any time off, paid or not


  9. "TSO"

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    Current Employee - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible job schedule, Decent pay

    Cons

    Rude passengers, Job stress, Physically and mentally tiring

    Advice to Management

    stop treating TSO's as bodies


  10. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn what country passports look like.

    Cons

    No feeling that you are doing your job correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to tso suggestion more often


  11. "Its a job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you have a federal job

    Cons

    management suck sometimes but thats like most jobs

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employee



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