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US Air Force Washington DC Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Service and fair pay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pride in serving, leadership and responsibility opportunities early in career, fair pay, lots of time off, and global travel/living overseas

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, deploying away from family, and difficult to hire and fire employees.


  2. "good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone to career paths and/or life changing roadway to success.

    Cons

    If you join later in life there will obviously be some adjustments to understanding the culture and how you will be treated regardless of age...

    Advice to Management

    The world is always changing and advancing in many directions...one team, one fight. seems like we are movin in the right direction


  3. "Medical Service Corps Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Air Force full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding career opportunity. Ability to serve country while working in disaster preparedness. Cutting edge.

    Cons

    Your life is not under your control as to where you live and for how long when you are an officer or enlisted for that matter. High ops tempo.


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  5. "Chief, Promotons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief, Force Management & Promotions in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief, Force Management & Promotions in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    30 days of paid leave, opportunity for Space A travel, housing allowance, work with amazing people. Ability to move every two to three years.

    Cons

    Deployments in dangerous locations, time apart, possible assignment from family, spent 2 years apart from husband, military unable to accommodate join-spouse assignment. You don't control where you live.

    Advice to Management

    Don't impose your set of values on others, especially your female service members.


  6. "Assistant Professor, National War College"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O6 - Air Force - Colonel in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - O6 - Air Force - Colonel in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding mission: Develop senior leaders of the Armed Forces, government agencies and international students for high-level policy, command and staff responsibilities. Instruct graduate-level courses in national security strategy. Build our and partner nations' future senior leaders. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Can be competitive with the Title 10 Professor if you are military without a Ph.D.


  7. "Excellent People to Work With"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong, diverse workforce with people that are dedicated to taking care of each other. Lots of opportunity for different and exciting work. Changing jobs and locations can keep things fresh.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy can be stifling at the headquarters level. Very hard to advance on a timeline other than the set schedule ... no bonuses or pay raises for people that are top performers.


  8. "military way of life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Andrews AFB, MD
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Andrews AFB, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    steady pay checks and a clear carreer path. easy to follow rules and regulations. daily uniform for easy wardrobe. love the Air Force

    Cons

    military way can be hard for some to get adjusted to. As well as conforming to the way the military does things. constant deployments can be tough on family life.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should listen to the people and Senior NCO's more closely. Keep bonuses and more ensentives coming.


  9. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Manpower Personnel Flight Commander in Andrews Air Force Base, MD
    Current Employee - Manpower Personnel Flight Commander in Andrews Air Force Base, MD

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

    Pros

    Lead, team, Guide, teach, innovate

    Cons

    Micromanagement, lack of guidance, lack of change


  10. "Best decision of my life"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part of a team with a true sense of purpose and mission. They look after their own. Learn a skill, see the world, serve your country, all while receiving some really great benefits for you and your family.

    Cons

    It isn't for everybody. Like every job their are bosses that don't quite life up to there potential or your expectations. Often long hours in austere locations away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    Be the leaders you were meant to be; our country depends on it......


  11. "Infrastructure Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Management in Andrews AFB, MD
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Management in Andrews AFB, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and fantastic benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Schedule has to sometime be very flexible

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting folks who are deserved of it


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