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US Air Force Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Opportunity to travel the world and create meaningful experiences while working with the best people on the planet (in 420 reviews)

  • Excellent organization to serve your country (in 262 reviews)

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  1. "Contracting officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Contracts Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Air Force offers some great pay and benefits. Lots of good friends. Ability to travel around the world and get paid to do it.

    Cons

    You can't just leave the Air Force. Sometimes your work hours can be long for no extra pay. You can be stuck under someone you don't get along with and you are stuck.


  2. "In brief"

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    Current Employee - Space Systems Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Space Systems Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistency, brotherhood, networking, benefits, leave

    Cons

    Mandatory Fun, death by PowerPoint, monthly RT

  3. "Special Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Gen in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Special Gen in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Allows for autonomy, felony level investigations, worldwide jurisdiction.

    Cons

    I currently have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  4. "Rewarding career"

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    Current Employee - Enlisted Military in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Enlisted Military in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits such as health care and retirement are great. There are opportunities for advancement. Being in the Air Force is as close to a civilian job as you can get and still wear the uniform

    Cons

    You will be required to spend a lot of time away from your family. The hours are sometimes unpredictable. You need to be ready to move at any time.


  5. "Cyber Security Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schriever AFB, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schriever AFB, CO
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The U.S Air Force may not be for everyone but if interested make the best out of it. The Air Force will give you tuitions assistance, along with other benefits.

    Cons

    Like any career, Air Force life is what you make of it. There are many jobs to fit just about anyones liking. Do research on the AFSC you would like and do not settle for a job in the Air Force that is not a good fit for you. Good Luck Future Airman!


  6. "Good job, good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - O4 - Air Force - Major in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - O4 - Air Force - Major in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This career comes with good job stability, good benefits, travel, guaranteed job progression. Good people from all walks of life. Nice choice to develop leadership and other skills

    Cons

    Some people may not enjoy going on deployments or working fast-paced jobs. Due to budget cuts and downsizing, personnel have to figure out how to work more with less

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Overall a good career investment"

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    Former Employee - Director of Current Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Director of Current Operations in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good salary, opportunity to promote

    Cons

    Politics of advancement, runs more like a corporation, mandatory changes in career

  8. "Old timer"

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    Current Employee - Division Chief in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Division Chief in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love serving, travel the world, defend our nation. As an officer, good pay and free healthcare​. Great retirement. Work with great people.

    Cons

    Not what it used to be. Too many cut backs. Not effecient. Still not promoted based on impact or hard work.


  9. "Awesome if your in a job you like"

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    Current Employee - Satellite Systems Operator 1C6X1 in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Satellite Systems Operator 1C6X1 in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits for sure! Didn't pay a penny for each of my daughters births

    Cons

    Very hard to actually get picked to cross train into a new career


  10. "Need to sign up for account"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    30 days vacation is good. Unlimited sick days are also good. Moving can be fun. Pay for college classes too.

    Cons

    You can get deployed. They can force you to move somewhere you do not like. You may not get to do the work you want to.

    Advice to Management

    current measuring stick on people is broken. I realize this is very difficult to fix though. Good luck.


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