TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Employee Reviews about "part time"

Updated Sep 3, 2020

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator  David P. Pekoske (no image)
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  1. "Benefits, OT, shift schedules"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STSO 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with schedule, great benefits even as a part time, OT availability, great opportunity to move up, constant training

    Cons

    Parking, Constant construction, negative mentality of some ruins the culture.

  2. "Not a great government job"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TSA (Transportation Security Administration) part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is not a considered a federal government job but you get the insurance of being an government employee.

    Cons

    Hours, only part time for a 2 years or more, stress of the job.


  3. "Run for your Life!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - TSO (Transportation Security Officer) in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance from day one especially for part time officers

    Cons

    absolutely everything else. And that is with 15 years experience.

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  4. "Good place to work."

    4.0
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    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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  5. "Great"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Tso in Richlands, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked part-time, the airport not open 24/7 and it was a very easy job

    Cons

    Slow pace environment but it's only because it's a very small airport.

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    "Challenging Position - Very Risky Career Move - Gig"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The TSA mission is an important one. At the end of each day and in spite of the environment and culture in which you deliver your mission, you feel good about the service you've provided to your community. Minimal benefits but better than most part-time jobs.

    Cons

    The benefits offered are expensive relative to your hourly rate. For most new employees they are not affordable. The SV pay scale is one of the lowest in the federal government. Benefits are minimal and retirement, assuming you survive your probationary period, are non existent. Two year probationary period for non-military hires. Extremely long hiring process. Be prepared to walk on glass to get hired and after being hired you would rather walk on glass. Hiring requirements are seasonal so TSA is VERY good at terminating probationary employees for virtually anything. Once terminated from a government position your career is pretty much ruined. There is no work/life balance. You are on call 24x7 and holidays. Prepare to spend a year working part-time to get a full time gig. Did I mention once you are terminated from a government job your career is pretty much over?

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  7. "Good benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Transportation Security Officer in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits for part time. Health, retirement and paid vacation/sick days.

    Cons

    Almost never any chances to go full time, management makes the job harder then it should be. Always being tested and job can be on the line if you fail one of the tests. Lots of angry passengers and split shifts can be a pain.

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  8. "What's Worse than Going Through a TSA Checkpoint?"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Transportation Security Officer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money and benefits for minimal experience & education

    Cons

    Senior officers treat you like trash, nitpicking for anything you do differently from them - although they don't follow the official SOP for the job and do not work as a team. (Double standards) Lots of backtalking and favoritism amongst supervisors makes for a hostile work environment. Shifts and leave days are all up to bid, no full time available. Part time is still five days a week, leaving it difficult for officers with the afternoon shift to get another sustainable job,

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  9. "It might work out for you"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can get the right shifts so you can continue school it works. If you have another part time gig

    Cons

    You might not get the shifts you want. Some people in leadership roles...should not be there

  10. "Nice co-workers, inept supervisors"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Transportation Security Officer 

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

    Pros

    Busy work environment, can be interesting, overall nice co-workers

    Cons

    Some of the supervision is inept, part-time workers get the 4am shift 5 days a week for a long period.

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