Transportation Security Administration

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Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 23, 2016
It is usually busy everyday because alot of people fly from LAX airport. I've learned alot of responsibility because my job it to protect the passengers from any type of threats on a daily basis.My co-workers are great, we always help each other out when ever we need help.The hardest part of the job is dealing with ignorant people.
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Transportation Security for Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Aspen, COSeptember 23, 2016
Provide screening for airline passengers. Ensure security of airline checkpoint. Very high turnover rate of new personnel. High stress levels because they are always short-staffed.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
High stress level, low pay for what is required of staff
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Its a job
Transportation Security Officer (TSO) (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 21, 2016
On the Marta rail line. Various schedules that are offered. Security based employment. Multicultural. Be flexible. It's a job that you can use a launching pad.
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Simple, but inconsistent
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 20, 2016
TSA is actually very simple to master within a couple months. With time the job becomes second nature. However, rules are constantly changing, leaving passengers flustered, which makes it hard to explain why certain procedures are in place. Overall, a good place to work.
Pros
Government
Cons
"entitled" passengers
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Everyday encountering people from all around the world.
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 19, 2016
Great multi-cultural experience, fast-paced. Everyday was different, do not have to work with the same co-workers for more than 6 months.
Pros
Set shift for up to 6 months
Cons
Management
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interesting
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Madison, WISeptember 15, 2016
intentionally left blank, no comment, could use better leadership.
Strange policies that make no sense to employees. good luck
Pros
Govt job
Cons
high level management needs improvement
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Job is good while in college
Administrative Assistant for SSC (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 15, 2016
Very possible to be promoted if you go along and get along with the flow of things. Had the opportunity to work outside of the screener role and this was a great experience.
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Great company to work for
Lead Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  McAllen, TXSeptember 12, 2016
Shift starts with an inbreif then all officers are placed in screening positions. Training is provided, management will to assist all officers.
Hardest part of job are the practical which you need to pass for raises and bonuses.
Pros
benefits and pay raises
Cons
need to be at work at 3:00am
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decent workplace.
Lead Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 12, 2016
working there was alright. leadership is a mess though. they need to work on how they treat their employees. they ask for a lot but don't help the employees when they need it. wish they had our backs and took work history into consideration before laying down any kind of workplace discipline.
Pros
pay, teamwork
Cons
leadership, management, work environment
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Not Favorable
Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Mesa, AZSeptember 10, 2016
Management does not know how to take care of the employees. Moral is always extremely low and everyone is afraid of being fired.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Management is not good
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Great people to work with and train.
Transportation Security Supervisor / Acting TSM (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 9, 2016
It was a great job and performed a necessary task to help keep our flying public safe. And we did this in a professional and polite matter.
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Challenging and Stressfull at times
Acting Branch Manager (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 9, 2016
A typical work day is normally fast paced with multiple moving targets. Tuesdays through Thursdays are full of meetings and impromptus. The work is great and I enjoy working with other departments. The most difficult aspect of the job is the lack of information relative to strategic planning which can make decision making tenuous at times.
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Great people to work with
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 3, 2016
Get to see different people everyday, fun people to work with, Get to interact with kids and adults daily and make decisions on the proper screening for each person.
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Productive staff; somewhat bureaucratic
Consultant/Contractor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAAugust 22, 2016
I worked on a contract change management project that was going through the acceptance phase at the same time it was going through the communications planning phase.

Employees demonstrated great knowledge about their work; understood their purpose and the need for good customer and stakeholder communications. Give the size of this agency, it was refreshing to meet so many very dedicated employees.
Pros
Well defined job positions
Cons
Tendency to stay in your lane
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Motivated by fear!
Expert Coordination Center Officer (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNAugust 21, 2016
This was a job that began as a positive move, but quickly became a negative experience. Seeking a job in the civilian sector is definitely more satisfying than working for the government.
Pros
Few
Cons
Numerous
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TSO Officer (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLAugust 18, 2016
Very active work place. Very focus and driven. I always had to pay attention to my surroundings. Always was on guard. People always willing to help you when you had any concerns or questions at the work place.
Pros
The people and working environment.
Cons
Just tiring.
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New govenment job
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJAugust 18, 2016
This was a interesting place to work because it was a new company for the government after 911. It was a learning experience and a lot of equipment to learn how to use.
Pros
Worked with different people and different equipment
Cons
no knowledge for the Superviors of the work.
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good
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 17, 2016
I enjoyed working for this company. Supervisor and staff were very helpful throughout my training and employment with the company.
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Good Starter Job
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 15, 2016
Opportunity to move up. Pay and requirements to get the job should be improved. Early hours are good for people who have kids, but quality of life after work deminishes.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management
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entry level
Coordinate officer (Current Employee) –  atlanta gaAugust 14, 2016
Good stepping stone to other government agencies.
Experience changes greatly based on location.
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3.6
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