Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) – Arlington, VA – March 7, 2018
I have been working for TSA for six months now and I've never worked for such a dysfunctional employer. Management treats the TSO's like their disposable and will not hesitate to fire over very petty things. I will also say those in management do not know how to manage. They are not equipped with the knowledge, personable skills, leadership skills or the integrity that those in management positions need. You are not rewarded with higher positions based on your skill level, but based on who you know. You earn sick time but will be questioned if you use too much of it. Procedures change daily and then depending on who your supervisor is that procedure may never even be implemented.
Yes, there are days that I really enjoy working for TSA, mainly because of the other TSO's that I work with. I have learned a lot about security and screening procedures. If you want to do the same thing every day then this is the job for you.
Behavior Detection Officer/Security Officer (Former Employee) – Newport News, VA – March 6, 2018
Planning and brief before the shift and meet your team members. I have learned how to be and effective team member and leadership skills. Management addresses any all issues that may come about and resolve them in a timely manner. The workplace culture was great we all enter acted well with one another fostering a stress free work environment. I can say the hardest part of this job was the annual test that kind of stressed everyone out during the testing phase. The most enjoyable part was the comradery that we shared
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 5, 2018
Fast paced, very demanding. always on your feet. hardest part is knowing your always on high alert and that there is some kind of threat. The most enjoyable was knowing you helped make a difference in Homeland security
Starting out it was a hostile work environment. From there it went down hill even more.
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA 98158 – March 5, 2018
TSA is corrupt. There are more managers than workers. Also, you have 4-6 rulebooks that contradict each other making it so they can write you up anytime they want. The employees, some are good and try. But many are cut throat.
The Airport location, coffee, food, etc
Management and the office, no backing in your job.
This was a contract position with Infozen supporting TSA
IT Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Annapolis Junction, MD – March 1, 2018
High turnover because there was no room for advancement. The entry level salary made it hard to retain good people. The TSA customer was very supportive with providing on-the-job training in areas they needed backup staff.
Behavioral Detection Officer (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – March 1, 2018
The workplace was stressful. The challenges include interacting with temperamental passengers. Also dealing with the negative perception. Yet another challenge would be dealing the management who sometimes forget to be team oriented. The best part is the people you meet.
Passengers screener (Former Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – February 27, 2018
I started at the very beginning one of the first graduating classes when TSA took over the airport security and scanning. It was only a temporary job for 5 years originally. No unionization no benefits every single day things will change the worst part was the customers they are impossible rude uncooperative they all thought they were better than us did not realize that this was all for their own safety on the airline to make sure that they got on the plane safe and got off the plane safe. Upper management was absolutely horrible they were too many of them a lot of who you knew to get in those positions lots of people did not deserve to be management whatsoever. The people I worked with werel hard-working dedicated and good people almost every single one of the people who I work with are gone good luck to whoever wants to work there . We were always short-handed of personnel what do they do bring in more management to stand around . This is definitely not a career position for the federal government
Learn many things including x-ray medications positions and weapons
Great Job for someone right out of high school, college student, or as a second or third career.
Lead Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – February 25, 2018
Typical work days are busy and slow depending on the hour. I learned about working with a team and making tough situations managable. The management is worthless. They were put in place when TSA was created in 2002 and they have created a difficult work culture that makes advancement almost impossible. The officers work hard and do the best they can with the under staffing and poor management. The hardest part of the job is dealing with thousands of people a day, during rushes you are bound to interact with many challenging personalities. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning many unique technologies and working with the other officers.
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – February 23, 2018
There was never a dull moment. It was excited and fast pace. You will learn about the job through classroom setting and hands-on. You will practice all the time you are at work. It is rewarding and sometimes fun. It is an awesome place to work.