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US Air Force Washington DC Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein
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Pros
  • Opportunity to travel the world and create meaningful experiences while working with the best people on the planet (in 420 reviews)

  • Excellent organization to serve your country (in 262 reviews)

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  1. "Air Force review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Air Force full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job security and clear objectives

    Cons

    Limited potential for career development, low pay


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meaningful impact on national security

    Cons

    Instability with moving and deployments

  3. "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, discounted health insurance, up to 5% TSP match, up to 30 days of vacation every year plus sick leave

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, difficult to make a real difference


  4. "Radiology Technologist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - X-Ray Technologist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - X-Ray Technologist in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology and job advancement, free schooling, free credentialing, possibilities to cross over to other jobs.

    Cons

    Shift work and limited job advancement


  5. "AFOSI Special Agent Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to see the world, good pay, challenging work

    Cons

    Move constantly, long deployments away from home


  6. "Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, great personnel to work with, exciting mission, lost of responsibility

    Cons

    bureaucracy, no firm schedule,


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Serving my country.
    - It's a job I and my family can be proud of
    - Benefits
    - Security
    - Frequent moves (usually about 3 yrs at each location)

    Cons

    - As children get older, frequent moves are tougher on them
    - As I get older, aches and pains make physical requirements tougher
    - Deployments away from family
    - Bureaucracy can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    You can't just say your subordinates are important...you must prove it.

  8. "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.


  9. "Executive Director"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great service-oriented profession, high organizational values, dedicated professional employees, outstanding benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult commute (current location), compensation below average


  10. "Chief, Portfolio Management Division"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom of maneuver, varied roles and locations, exceptional level of responsibility, leadership opportunities, ability to make a difference in people's lives in the service of the nation.

    Cons

    Service in uniform comes to an end for every military member and the transition is a challenge to related skills, abilities, and leadership styles.

    Advice to Management

    First job is and should always be taking care of the people. The mission is crucial, but the ability to accomplish the mission is born of highly skilled members who are motivated to do so by virtue of being assured that leadership is and will always be in their corner.


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