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US Air Force Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Soon to be retired"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Traveling, school, diversity, awesome friends that become family, serving my country.

    Cons

    Politics / regulations. Micromanagement. Bologna


  2. "Active Duty"

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

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work, sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Military life is extremely hard.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Benefits vs Freedom"

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    Former Employee - Enlisted Military in Monterey, CA
    Former Employee - Enlisted Military in Monterey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - especially healthcare benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Less-than-optimal leadership
    A distinct lack of any guiding corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Consider restructuring promotion to place an emphasis on job performance


  4. "Security Forces"

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    Current Employee - Security Control Supervisor in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Security Control Supervisor in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits(Schooling, medical, health, etc., paid leave)

    Cons

    Insufficient training, lack of resources, lack of manning, Horrible hours, constant schedule change.


  5. "Amazing Experience, But Not For Long Term"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fort Walton Beach, FL

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The fast paced mission driven environment allows for members to learn new skills and abilities while being quickly while directly impacting a mission on a national and global scale. The wealth of knowledge, capabilities, and leadership skills one takes away from this organization is unparalleled making service members some of the quickest critical thinking people when it comes to problem resolution.

    Cons

    The climate is extremely political. Middle/upper management and senior ranking members of the service usually are very disconnected from what is going on at lower levels and do not have a sense of what real issues are brewing or how to resolve them until it's to late. Also some members that reach middle management levels become complacent in their work and seem to only be there to collect a guaranteed paycheck/benefits.


  6. "Only reviewing for this site. AD mil is unconventional for this format."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Tax-free pays, healthcare taken care of.

    Cons

    Hard to move around depending on job. Those that are good workers are overused and those that are poor performers are given less work for the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about your people. Those that are forgotten and allowed to stagnate will move on to other jobs that pay better when given the opportunity.


  7. "Military"

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

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Job Security is there, a lot of your bills are covered.

    Cons

    Can be cut-throat at times.

  8. "Okay job but it is getting harder to stay to retirement."

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    Current Employee - AGE Mechanic
    Current Employee - AGE Mechanic
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Added BAH and BAS, free all be it poor health care, free school. if you join the military the best thing to do for yourself is gain a free education while you are in.

    Cons

    sooooo many things. Constant tests and poor deployment schedule. course 15 and more tests.

    Advice to Management

    let us just do our jobs and give us a morale boost every once in a while.


  9. "Haven for mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Stability, plus opportunities for travel

    Cons

    pay, poor work life balance


  10. "Great benefits, lots of structure"

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    Current Employee - Acquisitions in Los Angls AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Acquisitions in Los Angls AFB, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits - insurance, time-off, 401K. Leadership experience. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    The lack of innovation, lack of a meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Change the evaluation process, make it easier to hire and easier to fire.


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