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US Air Force San Antonio Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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  1. "United States Air Force"

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    Former Employee - Security Forces in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Security Forces in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, benefits, travel and opportunities.

    Cons

    Officers do half the work than Enlisted, but get paid more.

    Advice to Management

    Increase Enlisted pay


  2. "21 Years with the Organization"

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    Current Employee - Functional Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Functional Manager in San Antonio, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest pros of the United States Air Force is an almost limitless opportunity for progression, stable pay, provided housing, travel opportunities, hands-on experience, and educational benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest con for life in the USAF is the required dedication, and commitment. The idea of serving your country comes with the implied acceptance of giving your life if necessary. The pay is stable, and as you progress in rank, it is not too bad. However, a civilian counterpart for most career fields will be compensated, monetarily, more than a military member will.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leading edge technology in aero and space areas. Like any service, the diversity of people is what makes the military team great!

    Cons

    Long deployments, salary tends to lead to many extra hours away from home/family but there are a lot of opportunities for family time such as family days near holidays and time off after deployment.


  4. "Very good opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in New Braunfels, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay, yearly pay raises, travel depending on assignment, very good job security..🤣 lots of different jobs to choose from, through training

    Cons

    Rank structure can cause some interpersonal issues, Difficult leaders that may disregard your opinions strictly due to rank, some assignments are in unpleasant environments

    Advice to Management

    Listen to others ideas, don't ignore input because it comes from younger/lower ranking people


  5. "The best place to grow into who you are supposed to be."

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great vacation, unbeatable co-workers. There is a swift learning curve but your responsibility level rises with your capacity and ability.

    Cons

    There will be forced travel to austere locations at the worst times. You have to keep your emotions in control at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook someone's talent because of their rank, college does not automatically make you smarter!


  6. "Amazing place to learn, develop the full person and grow towards your potential."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structured environment, full community orientation, service to others, opportunities for personal and professional growth, diversity in people, develop adaptability, learn to make things work.

    Cons

    May have to move, travel more than you would like (or not, depending), reduction in manpower, increase in workload, long duty days, time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate in a manner that makes sense and helps the people. Pay a little extra for systems, programs and less on repairing dysfunctional or archaic ones.


  7. "Personnel Officer"

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    Current Employee - Personnel Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Personnel Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Air Force provides outstanding benefits including health care, 401K, tuition assistance, morale welfare and recreation facilities, and 30 days of leave per year. In addition the leadership development training is unmatched and there are many opportunities to lead.

    Cons

    Not all learned military skills are transferable to civilian employment. The military talent management system is "up or out" meaning you must continue to get promoted to stay in. Because of this you must always balance striving to do well in your military career while keeping abreast of what is going on in the civilian job market. Whether you separate or retire your military career will come to an end and you should plan for that from the beginning.

  8. "Greatest branch of the military"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Education benefits second to none, medical benefits, decent pay, family support

    Cons

    Depending on the career field, lots of deployments and time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you take care of your most important resource-PEOPLE!


  9. "Would do it again!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time with the Air Force. The people you meet and the places you see is an extraordinary experience. If I could I would do it all over again!

    Cons

    The do more with less management approach drives some people to leave.


  10. "Active Duty Military at US Air Force"

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    Former Employee - Lawyer (Retired) in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Lawyer (Retired) in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work in the Air Force include that as a military member you feel good about the job you're doing, contributing to national security. The pay and benefits are equal to both males and females, and is according to rank/seniority. Pay and vacation, along with medical coverage, are highlights.

    Cons

    The work can be stressful often with tight deadlines, but that is common to most jobs. If sent to work in a hostile area, you must realize your very life may be at stake, but you sign up for this. Work is salaried not hourly, so you work until the jobs are done no matter how long it takes.

    Advice to Management

    Know when to send your exhausted troops home for the evening, as research shows they are no longer productive after a certain number of hours.


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