The land of confusion, but good pay.
Field Avionics Technician (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – May 11, 2017
The company pays well. They have a 401k and a pension. Recently the avionics department was awarded a hefty pay increase of 25%. If you start as a Tech 2, then you will have only a few months of training before you are put into a deployment rotation. Unfortunately, the company has begun to withdrawal from the OCONUS support of its platforms. Therefore, you will be waiting a long time after training before you even get to deploy, if you ever do. That is the sad reality. You are hired as deployable and told to be able to be gone 6 to 8 months a year, but you will be lucky to even get 3 months overseas a year. Its still good money if you do get an OCONUS deployment. Yet, there are always plenty of CONUS deployments that pay the same as you make at home. That could count as your one deployment of the year. Do not take this position if you are expecting to make over 100k a year. You may be sorely dissapointed.
Be prepared to have no idea as to what direction the company will be going into in the future. As much as they pretend to tell you what the future will be, the reality is quite contrary to it.
Having to live in California, high state income tax, not being able to deploy much