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US Air Force Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros

    National Defense, Get to see other places

    Cons

    Not for the meek, constantly on the move, work tempo, long hours++


  2. "Military"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, salary, bonus, training, leadership opportunities

    Cons

    IMO you need to experience the job and then make your own decision on cons. One persons con is another pro.

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  3. "The in's and out's of the Air Force"

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    Former Employee - Vehicle Management in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Vehicle Management in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to travel and see the world with the comfort of having a meaning career is a plus. You can also earn your degree while learning a profitable skill set that will better prepare you for the civilian sector.

    Cons

    The deployments have increased among the years, which equates to longer time away from family members and friends.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the mission objectives without costing manpower. Also, consider fighting for your people more when making budget cuts. Morale has been and will continue to be affected regarding "Force Shaping."


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  5. "Tremendous job satisfaction with tremendous sacrifice"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Force Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Air Force Officer 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

    Satisfaction that you are serving your nation. Very high level of responsibility at all levels with a clear path to advancement.

    Cons

    Besides the obvious sacrifices associated with military service (deployments, some career fields have greater exposure to risk/harm) the service artificially imposes frequent moves on its people. This takes a big toll on families.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on service to the nation rather than compensation but look for ways to increase stability while keeping the force fresh.


  6. "Communications Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Defend my Country and great opportunities

    Cons

    Being away from your family

    Advice to Management

    Go above and beyond the minimum


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - O3 - Air Force - Captain in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - O3 - Air Force - Captain in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working in the US air force, there is a lot of opportunity and growth.

    Cons

    Constantly having to move to different locations is hard on the family.

    Advice to Management

    New policies in regards to permanent change of stations.


  8. "Air Force Career"

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    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

    Job security and benefits. They provide and pay for training and gain experience to be used in transitioning to civilian life as well.

    Cons

    There are times when you will be away from family and serve in austere locations. You are 24/7 on the job to include being selected for drug testing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the notices to vulnerability windows for deployments so families can prepare for these hard times. The support system continues to be improved.


  9. "The Right Choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired in Peterson AFB, CO
    Former Employee - Retired in Peterson AFB, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - dental, medical, education
    Job security - (depending on our country's leadership) I had excellent job security, but not all career fields were so fortunate.
    Great experiences
    It definitely taught me responsibility, which I didn't previously show a great deal of as a teenager.

    Cons

    Deployments can be difficult, especially if you have a family or plan to start one.
    You will not always be stationed where you desire.
    You might move often and leadership changes frequently.


  10. "Air Force"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for travel and working with diverse groups of people. Room for upward movement if individuals are motivated.

    Cons

    Personnel systems changes have turned things into a bit of a good ole boys club. Retirement systems is changing in 2018 which will make it less feasible to stay for 20 or more years.


  11. "Wonderful leadership experience; frustrating organizational challenge and future growth"

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    Current Employee - Cyberspace Operations Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Cyberspace Operations Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As an officer in the Air Force, you get an opportunity few else your age can even fathom. If in the right unit, you can truly influence the operational success of your section.

    Cons

    As your career progresses, there is frustrating little change in responsibility. You may have a few more people and resources, but your ability to make real change in large organization is stymied by a variety of organizational and bureaucratic factors.

    Advice to Management

    As always, give leaders as much control as you can stomach. Hold them accountable to decisions, but don't take the decision authority away. Trust in leaders is how we can push our service into the future.



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