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US Air Force Aurora Reviews

Updated December 25, 2016
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Aurora, CO

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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
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  • The amount of time away from family (in 631 reviews)

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  1. "Signals Intelligence Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Signals Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Signals Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The sense of adventure, education and career advancement programs, tuition coverage, extensive training in your area of expertise, no need to pick out clothes for work each day, etc.

    Cons

    You have to commit, there isn't really an opportunity to simply quit unless there is downsizing or force shaping. You have to be willing to put up with the negatives and think long term for the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Better trained first sergeants would be beneficial. I would also recommend that young officers play a bigger role in encouraging and leading young enlisted toward advancing their education and training in order to promote higher morale, self-worth, and a generally higher qualified workforce.


  2. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Recruiter in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Healthcare Recruiter in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent career progression and the opportunity to change your job if qualified and vacancy available; outstanding benefits; great hours; vacation time; unlimited sick leave

    Cons

    Stagnant personnel; some people are stuck in a contract and unable to get out until time met, so they lower morale


  3. "World Class"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Division Chief in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Deputy Division Chief in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Tons of opportunities to grow, lead, and experience the world. There is no better medical benefits than active duty tricare. The education benifits are also second to none. Join soon because the awesome retirement system is going to change.

    Cons

    Not much negative.


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  5. "Excellent Organization"

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    Current Employee - Contracting Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Contracting Specialist in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force (More than a year)

    Pros

    Service to country and self.

    Cons

    As an active duty member, benefits are good but pay is minimal.


  6. "Space and Missile Officer"

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    Former Employee - Space and Missile Officer in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Space and Missile Officer in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    family friendly, job satisfaction, leadership development, unique experiences, travel, benefits, serving others, pay, stability, training, and multiple skill sets

    Cons

    away from family constantly and not always the greatest healthcare


  7. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Chance to challenge yourself, I have learned a lot in the Air Force and very grateful for all the Air Force has provided me. Chance to travel but limited on your career field.

    Cons

    Limited pay increases, chance of getting bad leadership.


  8. "Air Froce"

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    Former Employee - Unaccompanied Housing Superintendent in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Unaccompanied Housing Superintendent in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I cant complain. E-7 pay was great. Saw the world, meet a lot of people, great benefits, training and professionalism gained

    Cons

    didn't own myself, very competitive promotion process. not able to change jobs or move where you want. The more rank you obtained, the more time away from your family.


  9. "Life changing experience."

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    Current Employee - Financial Technician in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Financial Technician in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stability, steady pay check, housing. As long as you don't mess up you'll always have a job and am opportunity to switch careers.

    Cons

    Anyone can be promoted even if they do horrible work. Promotion time could be slow and pay is not comparable in a civilian job.

    Advice to Management

    Make people more accountable for their incompetent work.


  10. "Great experience, learned a lot and received great job skills"

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    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - E5 - Air Force - Staff Sergeant in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    30 Days vacation per year or 2.5 days per month. Great health care. Life skills

    Cons

    Deployments, On-Call, have to use leave for weekends and holidays that you would be off anyway if you are taking leave


  11. "pretty reasonable, I am satisfied with what the United States Air Force has done for me"

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    Current Employee - Signal Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Signal Intelligence Analyst in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work environment, supportive co-workers, potential for job prospects outside of military, good benefits, solid job training

    Cons

    deployments, chance of unwanted relocation of base, have to work with military rules and regulations, contracted for a certain amount of years



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