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US Air Force Washington DC Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "Health Systems Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Chief, Quality Inspections in Andrews AFB, MD
    Former Employee - Chief, Quality Inspections in Andrews AFB, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons for working for the United States Air Force is the variety of skills that I learned. The training that I received has allowed me opportunities to work In different positions throughout my military career.

    Cons

    The main down side for working with the United States Air Force is being separated from your family due to deployments and temporary duty.

    Advice to Management

    Program manager for Management Internal Control Toolset and managed Hospital Self-Assessment Inspection Program Database and training standards for 1300 personnel

  3. "Pros and Cons"

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    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. "Career Field Manager for Command and Control Operations"

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    Current Employee - Command and Control Operations CFM in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Command and Control Operations CFM in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community and work environment, travel the world and meet new and interesting people. Outstanding benefits and consistent salary.

    Cons

    Deploying away from family for long periods of time. Move every two to four years and family must restart lives at each new location.


  5. "World class training"

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    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Special Agent in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and amazing mission

    Cons

    It is the military and that can be a pain for family life

    Advice to Management

    Consider lessening additional duties


  6. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Security Forces in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Security Forces in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits will far outweigh anything in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    You will have to deploy and be away from families


  7. "Radiology Technologist"

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    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

  8. "AFOSI Special Agent Career"

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    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


  9. "The US Air Force - excellent culture with THE BEST people!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shared purpose with fellow workers. Known level of integrity. Amazing opportunities to see and do things that one would normally never see in the course of the normal work environment.

    Cons

    Deployments are really hard on families. Moving every two to four years is also really hard on families. The risk of death is probably the worst part.

    Advice to Management

    Air Force senior leaders need to learn to say "NO" to taskings that are of no real value to the defense of the nation. Congress needs to start acting like adults and provide consistent funding for Defense and Veteran's Affairs.


  10. "U.S. Air Force - Fly, Fight, & Win!"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Technology Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits. Got to travel all over the world. Worked there over 25 years and loved it. Earned bachelors and masters degree via Tuition Assistance.

    Cons

    The moves and separation can be hard on the family.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower levels and realize when they are being asked to do things without the proper manning or equipment/training.


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