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US Air Force Washington DC Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "No longer a military"

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    Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Budget Officer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and potential to travel. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Spend more time in corporate training and how to prevent from hurting each other's feelings. No longer a military, just a corporate office wearing a uniform. Annual leave is good however leave regulations nickel and dime you at any chance,

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the additional duties. You didn't recruit us to waste time only something that will only improve your metrics. Value your leaders however chose them wisely.


  2. "Good Foundation"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to start life as an adult. Teaches discipline and responsibility, granted you have to be willing to learn and grow yourself for it to be beneficial.

    Cons

    everyone has their opinions ill just keep mine to myself

    Advice to Management

    acknowledge and keep the good workers, quit promoting the bad ones just because they take tests well


  3. "Go reserves not active duty"

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    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting paid to fly and the flight trainnng even though leadership doesn't seem to care about the actual mission

    Cons

    Deployments, turnover, promotion, giant inefficient beaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Go luck


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  5. "USAF Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Air Force Pilot in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great medical, education and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Very little control over where you live and how often you move; time away from family

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team; Quality of life and quality of service matter more for some than a bonus


  6. "Air Force"

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    Former Employee - E7 - Air Force - Master Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - E7 - Air Force - Master Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The US Air Force is a great place to start a career and an even better place to end a career.

    Cons

    Stress levels at work that are totally unnecessary. The military has a bad habit of promoting Sociopaths and Heros while overworking technically competent individuals. Many of whom leave at the first opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead, work to standards, stop giving in to the whims of each and every power figure that shows up on the doorstep and develop your own style that works and stick to it.


  7. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling, good work life balance, great people, adventurous, significant travel opportunities worldwide, excellent retirement pension, some good work locations, opportunity to move around frequently

    Cons

    Relatively low pay, low control over future, some bad work locations, possible extended time away from family and normal work location, potentially forced to move at inconvenient times for family

    Advice to Management

    Treat people well, help them obtain the jobs and locations they want, put them in for awards and decorations, create good unit culture, support work life balance


  8. "Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Director of Staff in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Director of Staff in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and Great Working Environment

    Cons

    Low Budget drives reduced manning.

    Advice to Management

    Need more funding for manpower!


  9. "A great place to make a difference and raise a family"

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    Current Employee - Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection in Andrews AFB, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection in Andrews AFB, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The military offers unparalleled opportunities to see the world. They also provide excellent compensation and benefits package that make it easy to support a family. The stability offered by the Department of Defense is hard to match.

    Cons

    The opportunities to see the world come with a downside. Deployments and frequent moves can put stress on a family. The Air Force values its pilots over all others. If you can't fly, consider joining a different military service


  10. "AFE Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Air Force (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great federal employee benefits program

    Cons

    Even though this is a civilian position, you must have a current military membership.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees


  11. "Security Forces SNCO"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent, Security Forces in Andrews AFB, MD
    Current Employee - Superintendent, Security Forces in Andrews AFB, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High level of responsibility given.

    Cons

    Military gone nuts... Tried to become like a civilian company and forgot about the core values & whats important. Thanks to Obama, military has been cut so deep that everyone has to do ten times more then they should be doing...

    Advice to Management

    remember why we exist.... to fight our nations wars and protect & defend the Constitution. Get back to whats important. Remember that people are the most important weapon system and you need them to achieve the national objectives.


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