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US Air Force Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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  1. "Greatest Branch of Military"

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    Current Employee - Electrician in Shaw A F B, SC
    Current Employee - Electrician in Shaw A F B, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie is superb. There is no other place like it.

    Cons

    Deployments are now too frequent.

    Advice to Management

    The EPR rework needs to be looked at.


  2. "Air Force Veteran"

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    Former Employee - Career Field Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Career Field Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie, strong core values, and feeling a strong, contributing member to the best Air Force in the world.

    Cons

    The dangers of deploying to war areas.

  3. "Sad to leave!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities are countless, regardless of gender, race, religion, background, etc.

    Cons

    Education and work is hard to balance, especially with a family.


  4. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, 30 days vacation, see other places around country and world

    Cons

    Deployments, not all places you go are good


  5. "Great Pay and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Anchorage, AK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits
    -- Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) was $2,500 for Anchorage, Alaska
    -- Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) was an additional $1,000 a month

    Cons

    - Move family every 3-4 years if stationed overseas; stateside assignments can be much longer but staying in one place too long is frowned upon for career progression.
    - Maintenance career fields can be challenging with numerous equipment and maintenance issues that crop up on a daily basis.


  6. "Aerospace Propulsion"

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    Current Employee - Aerospace Propulsion in Whiteman AFB, MO
    Current Employee - Aerospace Propulsion in Whiteman AFB, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on jet engines, steady pay and benefits, guaranteed advancement, 2.5 days of paid leave every month, many air force programs to branch out to if you want some change.

    Cons

    It's a lifestyle and a commitment, occasionally you'll get stuck somewhere you don't want to be and supervision can suck.


  7. "Commander"

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    Former Employee - Commander in Scott AFB, IL
    Former Employee - Commander in Scott AFB, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lead, advise and mentor Airman

    Cons

    A lot of travel every month

  8. "Pro super"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay good people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours deployments hard conditions deployed

    Advice to Management

    Balance hours balance deployments and build up sites


  9. "Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    USA! Ability to serve your country.

    Cons

    Deployments, occasional toxic leadership, long hours.


  10. "POL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Super easy job fueling planes

    Cons

    You have no personal life.


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