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2.8
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41%
Recommend to a Friend
46%
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Peter Neffenger
151 Ratings
Pros
  • "good benefits, you are a government employee(in 97 reviews)

  • "Good pay for only requiring a high school diploma(in 76 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Tso"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Good benefits and part time

      Cons

      None that I can think of

    • "TSA"

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      Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Portland, ME
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great benefits. Good team atmosphere. Co-workers are nice and look out for each other and help you when needed.

      Cons

      Lousy hours- Shifts start at 3:00 am, 3:35 am, 11 am and 12 pm.

    • "TSO"

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      Current Employee - Tso in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Government job with good benefits

      Cons

      No flexibility in scheduling not family friendly

    • "Great Opportunity"

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      Former Employee - TSA OFFICER 

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

      Pros

      Worked with a great group of individuals from around the world.

      Cons

      None at this time for right now.

    • "Not bad"

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        Current Employee - Transportation Security Specialist in Herndon, VA

        I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Same as any other government agency

        Cons

        Promotions are unfortunately very rare

      • "TSA"

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        Current Employee - STSO 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Great Benefits, OK Pay, Advancement is not always a step up but always more responsibilities

        Cons

        Advancement is not always a step up in TSA. Many subordinates will earn much more than you in a new position.

        Advice to Management

        TSA has a very thick layer of quasi management that is clueless about how a security operation works but they create SOP dictate procedure. You are continually tested throughout your career with consistent pending surprise tests that you will be berated for failure.

      • "Great job"

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        Current Employee - Lead Security Officer in Greensboro, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Great Pay and Benefits plus set schedule.

        Cons

        Scheduled hours starting at 4:00 am. Lack of upper management support.

        Advice to Management

        Start w discipline against top mgmt. Stuff rolls down hill. Treat everyone the same impartially.

      • "Easy Job"

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        Former Employee - Tso in Las Vegas, NV

        I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Easy to catch on, easy work.

        Cons

        Good upper management far and few between. Most are wannabe’s who could never make it as a police officers. Most are status climbers.

      • "Not horrible, not great"

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        Current Employee - Tso in Atlanta, GA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Easy job that pays decent

        Cons

        Lowest paid Federal Agency that pretty much caps out after your 1 year probation

        Advice to Management

        Written SAT style exam & decent physical fitness test to get hired should be required in the hiring process

      • Helpful (3)

        "Don’t do It!"

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        Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        The health benefits aren’t too bad. As a single person with no kids, the money is decent... soon as you try to take care of a family with this salary.. It isn’t much good

        Cons

        Management Passengers Basically everything about the job lol

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