Little bit of money, lot of stress
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 31, 2017
TSA is a government agency which does mean some form of job security. However, our attrition rate per agency ranks with any of the worst companies you can find and for good reason. The work demands are often changing, the procedures are only becoming more invasive, and there has been no monetary compensation or support from management to help the TSO deal with the scrutiny that comes with changes that the average person may think infringe upon their rights. Overtime is plenty, but mandatory OT is forever looming. They want you to be safe but prefer you come in during inclement weather people are afraid to call out sick even though they have hours and hours of allotted sick time. There are issues, but the job offers benefits to part time officers, once you pass your probation it's hard to fire you, and it's better than being unemployed.
management, policy, culture