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US Air Force Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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  1. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Steady employment. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Often spend months away from family

    Advice to Management

    None


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    "US Air Force"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Hill Air Force Base, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World-wide travel, free education, unlimited on-the-job skills training, two weeks of paid vacation, unlimited gym membership, opportunity for advancement, great Roth IRA and/or pension plan depending on length of service.

    Cons

    Frequent job location changes, hierarchical organizational structure, frequent management changes, hazardous duties including going to war, enemy 107mm rockets, mortars, IEDs, and small arms fire.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend investing in aging infrastructure, hardware, and software. The ops tempo could be dialed down, however that's dependent on outside agencies and the political climate. Finally, recommend relaxed grooming standards to allow for a well trimmed beard or goatee. Other than that, keep up the great work!

  3. "Avionics Craftsman, Radio Maintenance Craftsman"

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    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Airplanes, bombs, punishing terrorism, and employing air power to the world

    Cons

    Waste, entitlement, manning levels, logistics, equipment procurement management


  4. "IG life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, tons of travel.

    Cons

    Career suicide, can not compete with home station MSgts that have less competition.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize more than a handfull of individuals, diversify the team ranks


  5. "Air Force"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are unrivaled; the sense of accomplishment makes it worthwhile

    Cons

    It is a draining way of life, as the job permeates into every aspect of your life


  6. "The best job in Aircraft Maintenance"

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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

    Pay Benefits and sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Travel and hours if these are deal breakers for you


  7. "Aim High, Fly, Fight, and Win"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Pay, medical benefits, vacation time, flexibility in time off, travel

    Cons

    Deployments, sometimes long hours, sometimes poor living conditions (deployments)

  8. "USAF"

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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

    Great pay
    30 days off per year
    Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Unable to choose living location.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Job Search After Retirement"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Superintendent (Electrical & Power Production) in Scott Air Force Base, IL
    Current Employee - Facilities Superintendent (Electrical & Power Production) in Scott Air Force Base, IL

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

    Pros

    Looking for a challenging job with a flexible schedule and the opportunity to travel 20-30%/year

    Cons

    No real consequences at the moment


  10. "Air Force Officer"

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    Former Employee - Air Force F-16 Pilot in Eglin AFB, FL
    Former Employee - Air Force F-16 Pilot in Eglin AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Common devotion to a higher purpose as part of a team - the world's best Air Force! Great benefits and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Long work hours, frequent deployments, challenging for family life.


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