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Updated May 23, 2017
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US Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark A. Welsh
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  1. "Senior Executive Leader"

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

    Pros

    Mission, stability, institutional ideals, high conduct standards

    Cons

    multiple moves, pay not commensurate with skills/experience and not comparable to civilian counterparts

    Advice to Management

    None. Great institution but retirement draws near.


  2. "Incredible Exposure"

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    Current Employee - Division Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Division Chief in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the HQ processes for better insight, interactions with Congress and improved knowledge on navigating the acquisition and budget systems.

    Cons

    It can be pretty chaotic with demands from many people . It is the pinnacle of bureaucracy but bizarrely it can also work quick with the right senior leader attention.


  3. "Scheduler"

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    Current Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, environment, atmosphere, and work experience.

    Cons

    There is not anything to complain about


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  5. "Aim High - Air Force"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people who love their country. You usually feel like you are contributing to something much bigger than yourself. The commanders go through a pretty intense screening process so there aren't too many bad ones out there (most are really, really good). Great benefits (GI Bill, tax free housing pay, defined benefit retirement plan).

    Cons

    Frequent moves (you will probably find yourself moving every 2 to 3 years). Sometimes the Air Force doesn't have the best base locations (North Dakota, Cannon NM, etc). It's a federal agency so there are no shortage of higher level politicians and bureaucrats that want to tinker with it and "make it better."

    Advice to Management

    I really liked the last SECAF (Deborah James) and I think I'm going to like the new one even better (Heather Wilson). The politicians and civilian leadership should quit tinkering with the military and let the uniformed leadership make their own decisions about what will make a the Air Force a more capable, combat-ready force.


  6. "Setting up account"

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    Current Employee - Flight Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Flight Chief in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great food and benefit

    Cons

    Travel deployment long hours not compared pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work go out and shake hands


  7. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in Andrews AFB, MD
    Current Employee - Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician in Andrews AFB, MD

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity for furthering education and traveling while learning a new job skill.

    Cons

    The job is what you make it.


  8. "International security manager"

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    Current Employee - International Security Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - International Security Manager in Arlington, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Running a team. Doing things that have never been done before. Dealing with 5th generation technology. Independence to manage my program

    Cons

    It's a large program with many many moving pieces very stressful with timelines and suspense often imposed with unreal expectations

    Advice to Management

    Fewer top level meetings.


  9. "IT"

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    Current Employee - IT Support in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Support in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and hours flexibility

    Cons

    None that i have seen.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "A great team and an important mission"

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    Current Employee - Division Chief in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Division Chief in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, competitive salary, excellent team atmosphere

    Cons

    Promotion is very competitive and the hours can be long


  11. "What a Career"

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    Former Employee - Non-Commisioned Officer In Charge in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Non-Commisioned Officer In Charge in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel, meeting new people, training, education, endless opportunities, positions available all over the globe, mentorship and training options are abundant. Learning from Americas finest never stops from day 1 to year 20+

    Cons

    Operations tempo! That is not a real con, just there are some that will not be able to handle the pace at with freedom is defended!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your people first in your minds when developing training and they will keep you in mind when executing the mission


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