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Busy, constant busy,
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHJune 11, 2017
Strong teamwork personnel from management to newest of hires all understand and willing to help each other process passengers through Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in a professional prompt business dedication.
Pros
Meeting new people, good benefits
Cons
Stress, lack of workers.
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Amazing Job to join the Federal Government
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, KSJune 11, 2017
Provide security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft in a courteous and professional manner.

Operating screening equipment to identify dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and on passengers, and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft
Performing searches, to include hand-wand and pat-down searches
Controlling terminal entry and exit points
Interacting with the public, giving directions and responding to inquiries
Maintaining focus and awareness while working in a stressful environment which includes noise from alarms, machinery and people, crowd distractions, time pressure, and disruptive and angry passengers, in order to preserve the professional ability to identify and locate potentially life threatening or mass destruction devices, and to make effective decisions in both crisis and routine situations.
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Its a fast past environment and pay close attention to detail
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYJune 10, 2017
This job is very physical and requires a lot communication and public speaking. A typical day starts about 3am.. Its gets very busy and requires a lot of independent judgement.
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Good job but annoying
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 8, 2017
Aside from management this job is really a great job. You learn a lot and help a lot of people in the process. However being that it is government, it is often subject to freezes and cuts and so forth.

Management plays favorites a lot which can make the job annoying.
Pros
Everything else
Cons
Management
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Great opportunity for grad students
TUTOR-GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP (Former Employee) –  Macomb, ILJune 8, 2017
This role allowed me to attend grad school without paying for tuition. I liked being able to have a job that let me co-mingle with students and my peers, while still being able to focus on being a student myself.
Pros
helping students, coworkers, free time
Cons
unruly students
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Interesting Position with Numerous Opportunities
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJune 8, 2017
Excellent job for someone looking for experience in security. Learned a great deal about the screening procedures for the traveling public, how to conduct high quality pat-downs, and conduct screening of carry-on and checked baggage
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Testing all the time
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Billings, MTJune 7, 2017
lots of test all year long. Traveling public does not appreciate the work done. Pay raises very far apart if at all. Never sure if government will shutdown and not get paid.
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This is "Government Work"
Security Officer/Administrative Asst. (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 5, 2017
This is government work based on policy and procedure. It's not easy work! It's a very diverse organization that can provide you with a lot of opportunity.
Pros
A Diverse Organization
Cons
Hours/Shift Work Per Bid/Seniority
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Government agency
Specialist (Current Employee) –  Arlington VirginiaJune 3, 2017
Expect some government bureaucracy; not too difficult if you have prior experience. Lots of programs to become involved in. Can be a good place for a self starter to work.
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Productive and serious work environment
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, NYMay 30, 2017
Screening passengers and bags prior to boarding aircraft.

Hand-wanding and scanning via x-ray and CTX machines

Hardest part of the job was keeping up with different procedures and rules changing almost on a daily basis

Most enjoyable part of the job is the friendships formed

Not a lot of room for advancement unless you "know" somebody
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Officer, Department of Homeland Security (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 30, 2017
A typical day at work involved screening people coming through the security checkpoint. The most challenging part of the job was the lack of consistent supervision and favoritism based upon a managers favorites.
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Productive workplace
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALMay 28, 2017
TSA was a productive workplace where you can meet all walks of life. Everyone was got along and was very welcoming. Being apart of a team where everyone helped each other, really helped with day to day operations and made the day go by quicker. I recommend applying with TSA if you want a different work experience and meeting new people.
Pros
meeting new people everyday
Cons
lots of standing and testing
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stay away
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Dulles, VAMay 24, 2017
no support for the upper management and far to many conflicting goals. its a a reactive agency and always behind the ball. the management is not trained and rule by intimidation.
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Challenging but rewarding
Transportation Security Officer (TSO) (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 24, 2017
TSA is a great place to work if you enjoy interacting with people. This job is somewhat fast paced and requires your full attention to what you are doing and to your surroundings. If you don't like sitting behind a desk all day, this position will be perfect.
Pros
Great team players
Cons
Some rude and disrespectful customers.
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This company was acceptable
Team Lead, Johnson Financial Group (Former Employee) –  Racine, WIMay 23, 2017
This company compensated well, provided good insurance benefits, believed in higher education and offered a nice amount for tuition reimbursement. The only downfall was there was no room for growth.
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TSA...nuff said
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNMay 23, 2017
You are viewed negatively by the vast majority of the travelling public on a daily basis. You will be cursed at and talked down to by passengers. You will be doing invasive procedures per the TSA handbook and guidelines. You will also have to deal with a quasi High School/Militant mindset from your co-workers. The people you will deal with, passengers and coworkers alike, will be rude, unappreciative and at times disrespectful. So be prepared.
There are also steps and waiting periods to be able to earn raises or promotions. The hiring process took me 6 months and I was told repeatedly that was fast! You must work a minimum of 6 months before requesting to relocate to a different airport.
The benefits are nice! You can get assistance with education and/or language learning. However, NO FREE or DISCOUNTED TRAVEL.
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Busy and being able to pay attention to detail is a must
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 21, 2017
At TSA I checked baggage to make sure that there were no threats to the public such as bombs. Under the Department of Homeland Security, I had a lot of training to stay updated on safety and new threats.
Pros
Federal position with great benefitts
Cons
Demanding
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Low Morale in all ranks
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVMay 20, 2017
Please look at Federal rating of the agency. Subjected to Congressional acts. Low budget. .High turn over...Work more with less. .................
Pros
full-time
Cons
no raise or performance base raise. Very High turn over in officer ranks.
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kicked off the first fed security screener
Transportation Security Screener SV-0019-D (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMay 20, 2017
Very fast paced environment that always demanded quality attention to detail constantly on the daily basis. It was important that we took our job seriously
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Very good place to work
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMay 18, 2017
Easy place to grow and it is very diversify in the kind of people they hire. I will recommend this job to many people. It is a federal job and does a entry level one.
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