TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator  David P. Pekoske (no image)
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Keep your mouth closed"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Seniority. Every one has each other's back

    Cons

    It's the good ole boys, I have seen women dating management.

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  2. "TSA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the TSA has several advantages for the right people. There are good opportunities for advancement if you are positioned correctly, plenty of options for collateral duties and detail assignments for those who wish to do more than simply show up and collect a paycheck.

    Cons

    In many locations there is no such thing as work/life balance. Schedules are bid based on seniority, and even the most desirable schedules are the best of a bad lot. Promotions are solely based on panel style interviews, and performance is peripheral to the process. There is no process in place for removal of poor performers, and the mechanisms implemented to recognize high performers are very poorly designed and implemented. Morale in the workforce is very poor, and the approaches taken to improve morale ignore the root causes and address superficial problems as a way to show that those responsible are doing something, even if no real progress is made.


  3. "Good opportunity"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Health Physicist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    National program Good people to work with

    Cons

    Travel can be a con

  4. "Stepping Stone"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to meet a wide variety of people.

    Cons

    Work schedules. Pay. Lack of opportunity. Low morale.

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  5. "tsa"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Esti in Chicago, WI

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits, career progression and gov job.

    Cons

    Pay can be lower compared to other agencies.

  6. "Good place to work."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in SeaTac, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teamwork among majority of workforce was stellar. Job is low impact and easy to do. Benefits available at part time. Pay is good. Uniform is nice and looks good.

    Cons

    Administration is slow to react, communication between different parts of the company is quite stifled. Consensus on important aspects of the job is difficult due to the sensitive nature of it. Complacency and lack of initiative are common among less than ideal employees. Shifts range from inconvenient to terribly incompatible with normal working hours. Getting to work takes a lot of time, close proximity recommended.

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  7. "It’s ok."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STSO Supervisor Transportation Security Officer in Newark, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Vacation. TSP marching. Tons of opportunities.

    Cons

    Breaks. Clocking in. Monotonous. Passengers. Increase responsibility.

  8. "Managemenr"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Alsa, TX

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work sometimes

    Cons

    Pay could be better sometimes

  9. "Good temporary position"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LTSO 

    I have been working at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good entry level opportunity Good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management Stress from every source (public, management, testing, etc..)

  10. "Good money, poor job"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for menial job

    Cons

    Hours Management Conditions- floors are hard on the body Passengers are hateful

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