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Poor Mgmt
Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTOctober 17, 2017
Beyond bad management coupled with worse upper management. Culture of blame and negativity. Schedules are horrible, you are either there really early in the morning or late at night with terrible days off, unless you like Wednesday/Thursday off...
Pros
No lack of passengers flying
Cons
Beyond Poor Management
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Not completely horrible
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Denver, CO 80249October 15, 2017
Over all it's a okay place to work, we get paid pretty well for the job we do. However it is a very thankless job both from the public and upper management, there are few people who have your best interest in mind.
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You will be in a very ugly attitude work environment
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Walla Walla, WAOctober 15, 2017
TSA is the least respected Federal job from every angle of our nation's culture and societal angle. The pay is only workable for those that are subsidized from some other angle.This organization is full of dysfunction but there are some good people too.
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Good job for single person
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Fairbanks, AKOctober 12, 2017
The schdule can be a bit time consuming with the times of the shifts so if you have a family it can make it a bit difficult. Everything can get a bit repetitive
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management
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management sucks
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAOctober 12, 2017
The job overall is not difficult but the mangers and supervisors are hard to work with. I must say its not all supervisors but most. The mangers have their favorites picked. there is a lot of relationships going on between mangers and employees and no one speaks out about it or you will be fired. those employees are favored.
Pros
good pay
Cons
stressful
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A few bad apples ruin a crop..
Passenger support specialist (Former Employee) –  Bentonville, AROctober 11, 2017
There were many good managers, the few bad ones went out of the way to make things rough. Won awards ,but not given a raise or promotion after a long time.
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Something new to learn
Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 11, 2017
Fast paced environment. Have to make sure to be on top of your work and surroundings. Be attentive always. Learn be more focused on task on hand. New technology machinery certifications.
Pros
Government secure job
Cons
stop breaks when busy
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TSO is way too stressful
Federal Officer (Former Employee) –  Hailey, IDOctober 11, 2017
One of the lowest paying Govt jobs out there. Stress factor is unreal. Disrespected by passengers every day. I like the people I worked with and most of the Management but the passengers are what makes the job grinding.
Pros
Govt Job
Cons
Low Pay, People hate you.
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starter job
Lead Federal Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Jamaica, NYOctober 10, 2017
There is a high turn over rate. They hire a lot of kids right out of high school. The smart ones use it as a stepping stone to get a better job in law enforcement.
Pros
paid holidays and Over time available
Cons
you can never get a holiday off
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overtime
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 8, 2017
Managment is poor officvers are treated with disrespect most of the times, there is no one to back you up, sometimes you feel everyone is going after you and promotions are really hard everything is based on who you know and not on the abilities to perform in the job.
Pros
holydays paid
Cons
health insurance too high
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Good Job
Behavior Detection Officer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 6, 2017
People are great Job is fast pace. Good benefits.
Not for the lazy person not at all. You must be willing to tow the line as a team if you don't you won't last to long.
Pros
Pay is ok. Benefits are very good
Cons
Can be stressful at time
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JSA Values Money over Patients' Lives
Care Coordinator (Former Employee) –  JSAOctober 5, 2017
JSA as a corporation uses the guise of "coordinating patient care for safety" as a means to give patients the cheapest care possible. It is an insufferable company to work for and convinced me to change my career to a completely different industry.
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Working at the Airport administrating customer service.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Sky Habor AirportOctober 4, 2017
A typical day at work starts with nothing less than excellent customer service. I learned that treating people with respect and understanding
can go far in this world. Working with a group of people from different backgrounds can be very rewarding. The hardest part of my job is not being able accommodate everyone. The most enjoyable part of the Job is meeting people from every part of this world.
Pros
Great place to learn
Cons
To Political
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Very Rewarding
Regions Security Inspector (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 4, 2017
Excellent place to work very rewarding because I felt I was able to make a difference and the job was meaningful. Real life job that involved security and safeguarding the public.
Pros
great co workers
Cons
commute
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Environment
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 3, 2017
I would have liked to be out in the open instead of behind closed doors where you don't interact with people much. But overall it was a good job and fun at times.
Pros
Had a chance to participate in other security services.
Cons
Short breaks
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federal job
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAOctober 2, 2017
It is a Federal Job, Great benefits, even for part time. Work hours and schedules are very difficult to get used to. 6 month rotations, a bid process to chose your days-off, priority goes to seniority.
Secure job, in-depth security training, and OJT prior to becoming certified to work on your own.
Fast-paced, noisy work centers.
Pros
Good Benefits
Cons
non-flexible scheduling
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could be a good job
Evaluator /Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 29, 2017
lots of stress on this job. Passenger's are rude to you. You are under pressure to get people through the security process quickly.
Constant testing throughout the year creates more stress.
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Nice place to work but don't stay
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VA 22202September 28, 2017
Get in and get out. Very low pay for what you do.
I am currently employed at Department of Transportation Security Administration, as a Transportation Security Officer. There are position that are advertised that contain similar functions in scope and responsibility to my current position. But, they provides an environment with increased responsibility, opportunity and exposure.
Pros
Government
Cons
Rude people
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Eh, could've been better
TSO (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVSeptember 27, 2017
It's government....that being said, it is one of the easiest jobs I have ever had, but there was to much politics with the job. You have the potential to meet a lot of good people, but at a high volume rate.
Pros
You meet a lot of people
Cons
You deal with a lot of people.
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good place
Program Lead (Former Employee) –  Herndon, VASeptember 27, 2017
great upward mobility. I had good managers and also worked with a lot of good people. There are plenty of opportunities within the DC area and at other locations in the country.
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