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US Air Force Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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  • "Away from family for months at a time" (in 827 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours and shift work" (in 1107 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Moody AFB, GA
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Moody AFB, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Travel, Pay, Mentoring and Networking

    Cons

    Being away from home; months at a time


  2. "Great Place To Be!"

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    Current Employee - GSSO in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - GSSO in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Education, Benefits, Love of Country, Friendships and Connections

    Cons

    Deployments, exercises, dental and vision plan

    Advice to Management

    Remember people first!

  3. "Great job with lots of training"

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    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager
    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    consistent work with lots of opportunity for training and advancement.

    Cons

    Required to move every 5-7 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to take care of the people who make the mission happen.


  4. "Best decision ever!!"

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    Current Employee - Logistician in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Logistician in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, lifestyle and travel.

    Cons

    Physical standards, deployments, and that's pretty much all.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, please keep it up!!


  5. "The Air Force has given me lots of opportunities to train, travel, and lead others."

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    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cyber Security Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're the investment. Every day is a new chance to problem solve. You get to see the world.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape. The salaries in cyber security aren't comparable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep allocating money towards investing in education and training of cyber operators.


  6. "Aim high"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great job satisfaction. Amazing benefits and retirement program.

    Cons

    Travel away from home and regular change of duty stations.


  7. "Great experience to propel me in my career"

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    Former Employee - Captain
    Former Employee - Captain
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits. Lots of travel opportunities. Allowed me to gain higher degree. Good retirement plan.

    Cons

    Restrictions on ability to control career path.

  8. "Going straight into the Airforce"

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    Current Employee - Special Missions Aviator in Lackland, TX
    Current Employee - Special Missions Aviator in Lackland, TX

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

    Pros

    In charge of your own career

    Cons

    Constantly away from home at long periods of times


  9. "Benefits all around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nothing but great benefits (health care, tuition assistance, etc).

    Cons

    Musr alwsys be ready to work long hours


  10. "Air Force"

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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

    Travel is paid and often.

    Cons

    Travel a bit too much at times.