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45% Recommend to a Friend
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Found 58 of over 2K reviews

3.1
45%
Recommend to a Friend
50%
Approve of CEO
TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator  David P. Pekoske (no image)
David P. Pekoske
377 Ratings

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Pros
  • "good benefits and very easy(in 354 reviews)
  • "If you have no life and are willing to work constantly then I would say the pay is good.(in 214 reviews)
  • "There are some great people that work there and the experiences you get from the federal government.(in 62 reviews)
  • "Coworkers are great and make the job bearable(in 41 reviews)
  • "Good health benefits.(in 40 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    TSO

    Sep 11, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedules Easy job pays ok opportunity to promote

    Cons

    Too much lazy people Airport can get crowded

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Starter Career

    Nov 11, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay Great benefits Great for promotions

    Cons

    Passengers Commute to the airport Airport employees

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great working environment

    Oct 25, 2021 - Transportation Security Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working at TSA enables you for the challenges at the airport and off duty. Different interaction with different ethnic groups.

    Cons

    Room for promotion improvement is stifled. Hard to move up in position.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Why One Star Rating You ask

    Nov 25, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in San Diego, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The Benefits for full time officers are decent. You can transfer to any airport nationwide that is federal, You get TSA Pre Check for free as long as you are employed.

    Cons

    First The Pay, Other Federal Agencies pay their officers very well TSA on the other hand does not so if you have a family with no other source of income (ie. Good Investments, a Retirement or a Pension) and want to put your child/children in a decent school what you will receive without working 13+ hours a day 7 days a week will not be enough to do so or live on comfortably even in the lower paid areas of the country. Second Other Officers, There are officers that you will work with that will make your shift more difficult then it needs to be on top of the lazy ones that will show up and do nothing all day long and constantly complain about how busy it is and how they don't want to do a certain position. Lastly Your Schedule, You have to "bid" on the schedule you want, but the bid for people with low seniority isn't much of a bid rather getting the leftover that everyone with a higher seniority didn't want which 9 times out of 10 are some of the worst shifts.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    TSA

    Oct 10, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunities of adjusting your schedule. Switch from part-time to full-time in a short time.

    Cons

    A stressful environment, the airport is more pro passenger than security.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good benefits and easy to move up.

    Sep 17, 2021 - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Really easy to move up and promote (depending on the airport) definitely easier at bigger airports.

    Cons

    Once again depending on the airport management could be too much to deal with. Alot of times upper management are not in the same page which could be frustrating.

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Would not recommend

    Oct 9, 2021 - Supervisory Transportation Security Officer in Yuma, AZ
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Health Insurance TSP (401k like) FERS (Pension)

    Cons

    Bad Management No Work/Life Balance No consistency of rules across airports

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    not a lifetime career

    Sep 16, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Bwi Airport, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    keeping people safe. not difficult work.

    Cons

    some passengers. poor management in the agency or even some airports.

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    great moving opportunities

    Sep 1, 2021 - Transportation Security Officer in Roanoke, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    you can work anywhere in the U.S that has TSA at their airport.

    Cons

    sometimes long hours and angry people.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Supervisors and managers do nothing.

    Sep 7, 2021 - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Long Beach, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Retirement benefits are a Plus.

    Cons

    Lay low. Nobody is your friend. You will get reported even if you did nothing wrong, so somebody can get ahead on your back. Managers and supervisors will do nothing/or the bare minimum of a shrug to help you …. even if you have a significant issue. Vacation Time is impossible, they only allocate a certain amount of people per day off. Even if your vacation was booked prior to your entry on duty, if it makes the airport look bad to have too many off on any day-they will not approve your vacation. If it makes the airport look bad they do not care you do not get to do anything. You are no longer human, you are just a number. There is significant favoritism, and if you are not a favorite you are pretty much screwed. If you are in the minority in your airport, and the morale is bad, there’s nothing you can do to Lay low. The officers will gang up on you, yell at you and make fun of you. They practice a pretty strong cold shoulder when they aren’t being actively verbally aggressive.

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