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Insufficient Promotability
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 8, 2017
Qualified candidates were not promoted. Instead, employees with little to no education or work experience were promoted to upper management. Management did not look out for their screening officers.
Pros
government
Cons
work environment, pay, days off, using leave
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Transportation Security Administration Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 8, 2017
Assisted in Human Resources data entry, maintained all sensitive and confidential information according to DHS protocol, answered incoming phone calls and answered human resources questions, gained knowledge of Federal agency operations and protocol at JFK airport.
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It was a good job with good benefits
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 8, 2017
The only reason I would work for them again is for the benefits, and the Sunday pay incentive. Management needs a lot and I mean a lot of work no good communication and overall leadership. Management leads with a "do as I say not as I do" principle.
Pros
benefits
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leadership
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just a days work
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Springfield, ILJune 6, 2017
A typical day at work involves interaction with the flying public. Customer service skills are essential as well as the ability to have empathy. My job is to ensure the safety of the aircraft as well as the passengers. I am responsible for locating any and all prohibited items as well as people ( those flying or observing) exhibiting odd behaviors.
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Can be rewarding, with caveats
Senior Advisor (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 4, 2017
If you are willing to move constantly as a senior executive, you will be rewarded. Not much can be said for stability in this agency. However, the culture is similar to military culture depending on the component.
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A department for growth and advancement.
Resident Administrative Officer (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAJune 4, 2017
The agency is very busy and requires daily maintenance of out assignments. I have enjoyed my time with the agency and have great relationships with my coworkers.
Pros
Travel
Cons
No cons
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Like most government jobs incompetant managers
Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GA 30303June 2, 2017
I was there during the transition to Homeland Security. At that time managers that just managed security guards were now in charge of sworn law enforcenet personnel.
Pros
AUO overtime
Cons
can get called 24/7
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Not too good
FEMA Public Assistance Project Specialist (Current Employee) –  variousJune 2, 2017
Your superiors generally don't know the program and only watch their own backs - forget about the disaster applicants - they generally come second or third
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Very productive jobsite.
Site Inspector (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCJune 2, 2017
Have been using Indeed for sometime now. It has proving to be one on the best jobs site that I have experience. I would recommend this site to anyone who is currently looking for employment.
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Great place to work
Chief of Staff, Immigration Customs Enforcement (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 31, 2017
Great People; very important mission; quality people. good culture. equipment needs updating. The Department is building a rotation program and a stronger training program.
Pros
great people
Cons
need additional training budget to first line supervisors.
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Great place
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Romulus, MIMay 31, 2017
Great place I feel as I m keeping he place safe, from people whom want to do harm.There coworkers who reminded whom always reminded you what you did was important.
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Not for everyone
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 30, 2017
Its a security job so a majority of the people give attitudes. Supervisors will have your back, if needed. Not for people who treasure sleep. Like most places now-a-days, very under-staffed and over-worked.
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God Bless the United States
Criminal Investigative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 30, 2017
Having the great privilege to work with amazing professionals protecting the country was a unique opportunity many recent graduates only dream of or see in movies. Experiencing it in real life was such a blessing.
Pros
Networking with amazing professionals with years of experience
Cons
None
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Student Trainee (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 29, 2017
Great staff. Very friendly. I've have only been there for a few weeks so it is difficult to review the company in its entirety. However, the first few weeks were smooth.
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Not a productive environment
Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 29, 2017
It was not a cohesive unit. It was supposed to be a merger but it turned out to be a hostile takeover, many of the work sites of the legacy agencies are still divided.
Pros
salary and compensation
Cons
hostile work environment
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Good Job
ASPS Reservist Program (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 27, 2017
You must love to help people or this job is not for you. Be aware the when you are not deployed you do not get paid so they suggest you keep your regular job but if you are deployed you will not have a job when you come back (just be aware you are not protected like the national guard). The hardest part of the job is when survivors become emotional because they have lost everything but their is a sense of pride when you actual see your work has helped them. All management asks is that you are on time, do you job and conduct yourself accordingly. You can not do it for the money unless you are retired and then it will work. If you have a family and bills it will not work,
Pros
Per Diem
Cons
Travel card issues and constant emails
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Good job
Airport Screener (Former Employee) –  Roswell, NM 88203May 26, 2017
Good place to work, meet lots of people. Job can be to picky at times and too commanding. Lots of inconsistent decision making at times. Split sift is a dreag.
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Good benefits No work-life balance
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Aguadilla, PRMay 25, 2017
The benefits are very good. It's good pay for a part time job.
The hardest part of the job is depending on the airport your assigned, your work schedule could be night shift mostly. You work all holidays and weekends. Work/life balance does not exist.
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Lack of career opportunities
Network Intell Officer/TSO (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 25, 2017
Department of Homeland security as a whole is a great place to work and grow. The organization that I am in within the Department of Homeland Security has a lot of growing to do. Transportation Security Administration has poor management, lack of career growth and a lack of team unity.
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Great mission
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 25, 2017
The mission behind the company is everything. Amazing, we are here to help people and the passengers make that very hard for us. Company dont do anything to protect employees and show no appreciation.
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