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US Air Force Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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  1. "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Contracting Officer
    Current Employee - Contracting Officer
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pride of wearing the uniform is a great feeling. I also love the mission: fly, fight, and win!

    Cons

    It’s challenging to get out. They require officers to give a 6 month notice of separation, and I think that is overly burdensome.


  2. "The best job, ever!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Enlisted Leader in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Enlisted Leader 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

    There's nothing better than leading Airmen!

    Cons

    Can't think of a single one!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  3. "Great career!"

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    Current Employee - Psychiatrist
    Current Employee - Psychiatrist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great support, providers & patients drive treatment (not managed care), lots of independence, superior career development opportunities, diverse practice settings

    Cons

    Cons (moving around the country & world every few years) can be pros


  4. "Instructional System Designer"

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

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

    Pros

    Career, travel, education and solid paycheck. It was well worth the time.

    Cons

    Pay but you don't join to get rich.


  5. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, the mission can be fulfilling

    Cons

    Some of the people are not enjoyable and the work can be tedious.


  6. "Pretty Good"

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    Current Employee - Cyber Transport
    Current Employee - Cyber Transport
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare, dental, and education benifits.

    Cons

    Varying hours, and the lack of choice in where you end up.


  7. "AMAZING CAREER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Travel, Pay, and second family

    Cons

    Strong will needed, but the Air Force will help you grow.

    Advice to Management

    Communication constantly

  8. "Great job with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Hill AFB, UT
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Hill AFB, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work/life balance can't be beat. 4 hours of sick leave and 4 annual per pay period starting out. annual increases to 6 hours after 3 years then 8 hours after 15 years.
    - Easiest job ever. Almost too easy.. way too hard to stay motivated.
    - Good Health Care
    - Fitness leave (3 hours per week)
    - Every government holiday
    - Pension (even though you have to pay 4.4% of pay check it is probably still worth it.. barely.
    - Easy to move around base. Easy to change locations (Although it can be difficult to get relocation expenses reimbursed)

    Cons

    - Kills your engineering creativity.
    - Not technical work at all. Just signing stuff off and paperwork.
    - Mindless rules/redtape/paperwork
    - Hard work is not rewarded. Pay increases are basically the same if you are lazy or hard working.
    - Pay sucks. Way better in the private industry. You can leave here and make 30-40% more money by switching to contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Pay engineers better.


  9. "Range Operations"

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    Former Employee - Range Operations in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Former Employee - Range Operations in Cape Canaveral, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, travel, benefits, leadership, opportunity

    Cons

    Hours, non-impacting work, leadership, promotion


  10. "Employment Review"

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    Current Employee - Air Force E-8 in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Air Force E-8 in Hampton, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction and Travel opportunities

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at this time.