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Updated April 23, 2018
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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  1. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Manager
    Current Employee - Materials Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for the military has been an amazing opportunity for me, and allowed me to learn and see now things as well as be apart of a diverse group of people.

    Cons

    There have been no real cons except the occasional manager that you don't like...which of course every company has.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "It's a Good Career Choice"

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    Former Employee - RF Transmission Systems Tech in Tinker AFB, OK
    Former Employee - RF Transmission Systems Tech in Tinker AFB, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many benefits to becoming an Airman in the Air Force. As an enlisted person, you will get some of the best training for technical jobs that's available. Plus there are lots of training opportunities that can help one become a leader. As an officer, you will end up working with some of the smartest enlisted personnel you'll ever know. The benefit of getting a college education through the GI Bill has to be the best benefit; especially in this day and age of rising tuition rates.

    Cons

    Some downsides can include working long hours within deployed environments. It's an honor to sacrifice and serve your country, but if you're not careful enough, you can suffer from burnout. Another downside is the pressure to produce results when you don't have enough personnel or funding...but that can be a con for almost any company.

    Advice to Management

    The best way to manage Airmen is to be aware of how different they can be and adapt your leadership style accordingly. Always take time to get to know them and get a feel for what their desires and personal goals are...that seems to be what Airmen like the most.

  3. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Materials Manager
    Current Employee - Materials Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The military has been such a great opportunity to grow and learn as well as be apart of a diverse culture.

    Cons

    Of course, every company has those in management who aren't worthy of the title and the Air Force is no exception to that rule, but to me, the good people far outweigh the bad people.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Caution: Experience may vary"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Management in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good pay (eventually), sometimes
    - Good hours, sometimes
    - Great Environment, sometimes
    - Travel, School, and a myriad of great benefits.
    - Ungodly amounts of freedom in some places
    - Opportunites no other job can ever match
    - An experience unlike any other

    Cons

    - When it's bad, you're stuck
    - You obviously could die
    - Your job may suck, and if so... well...
    - Fall off the edge and kiss any great life beyond goodbye, unless you leave the country
    - Being too good will be your downfall
    - Being too bad will get you fired
    - There's a good chance your entering a stressed out team
    - There just isn't enough of us anymore
    - Promotion is a way of life, like it or not

    Advice to Management

    No comment.


  5. "An honor to serve"

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    Former Employee - Senior NCO in Langley AFB, VA
    Former Employee - Senior NCO in Langley AFB, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - serve your country while doing a job you love
    - plenty of opportunities for self-improvement
    - travel
    - predictable pay with good benefits

    Cons

    - must be flexible because changes can happen quickly
    - sometimes schedule can be unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate down the chain of command, whenever possible. Members always appreciate knowing why something is happening.


  6. "E-7"

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

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great Career- Retired after 26 years of service.

    Cons

    Deployments take you away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your SMEs


  7. "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Employee - Logistical Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Logistical Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, Leadership opportunities , diversity, job growth, personal growth, education, camaraderie, health benefits

    Cons

    Constant relocating, job stagnation, transparency

    Advice to Management

    Air Force has been amazing to me and my family.

  8. "Production Superintendint"

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    Current Employee - Production Superintendent in Edwards AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Production Superintendent in Edwards AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Job Security, Travel Opportunity, Advancement, Education, Healthcare,

    Cons

    Frequent Moves, deployments, long hours, limited base availability

    Advice to Management

    Reduce mission requirements for high tempo deployment organizations.


  9. "Amazing Career!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, compensation, culture, advancement opportunity

    Cons

    Deployments, long periods from home depending on your career field

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing...the Air Force was and always will be, the best job I've ever had


  10. "Senior Munitions Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Supervisor in Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Supervisor in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best company for work life balance

    Cons

    Multiple deployments to world wide locations

    Advice to Management

    None


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