Senior Manager (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – August 23, 2015
I'm on the cusp of finishing a 20-year career in the United States Air Force. It has been a wonderful adventure and I would recommend it to anyone looking for structure, stability, and great opportunities for career advancement and travel.
Excellent benefits, camaraderie, great advancement opportunities/travel
Really tough work/life balance (especially as you get more senior in rank), low pay for skills
IT Technician (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – July 15, 2016
Firing up your computer in the morning to get your work orders for the day from the IT Manager and then spending a day walking around the Air Base either updating PCs or installing new printers and other hardware to collecting servers for replacement and removing old drives and imaging new ones. Remote work from my desk to change user passwords or fix a small software issue and the dread of Adding and Removing users from the Microsoft Exchange Servers and Active Directory. I learned about security in this job and it got fired up about studying Network Security which has been fun and challenging. Management was amazing and really helpful for building a productive work environment that was fun. Hardets part of the job was leaving it. Everyday at work was like a dream come true to me so there wasn't a most enjoyable part.
Materiel Management Apprentice/Logistics (Current Employee) – Travis AFB, CA – July 14, 2016
Serving in the military is good experience. You meet a lot of people from different cultures and you get to travel around the world. Leadership can be strict sometimes but you learn to accept challenges and progress in your career field. Co-Workers are awesome and very supportive. I've learned a lot in the military such as discipline and professionalism. I have enjoyed my time in the military and will continue to follow the core values.
Financial Management Customer Service Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 14, 2016
you have more work in small time limits then one person can handle. you're required to do so many other things on top of being skilled at your job. it's very easy to get depressed and become anti social.
Security Police Specialist (Former Employee) – Alaska and Nebraska, USA – July 14, 2016
The military is a great way to get ones feet wet in the working world. At first I wasn't happy with my job but in short order it grew on me as I come to better understand the mission of National Security! Great fellowship among Security Police!
Intelligence Analyst (Former Employee) – multiple – July 13, 2016
Spent 8 years and travelled to multiple bases and locations either TDY or PCS. If you want a challenge that is very rewarding it is a good fit. Flexibility is key job/life balance can be hard at times.
Signal Analyst (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 13, 2016
My experiences in the military will be vastly different from everyone else. Every command and co worker is different. My experience was quite awful. The Air Force as a whole is a great entity. The experience is priceless. The benefits were second to none. However, to assume that the different squadrons and commands function with any type of similarity or unity is silly. Politics within the individual units is what runs "little" Air Force. Its a game of favorites and that's what it always will be.
Launch Operations Support Contract Program Manager (Former Employee) – Cape Canaveral, FL – July 13, 2016
Leadership opportunities to serve and learn are continuously available. Excellent benefits and opportunities are consistent with government provided healthcare and retirement savings. Would do it all over again if given the choice.