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Management is the worst!!!
Program Assistant (Former Employee) - Arlington, VA - April 7, 2020
Worst Management ever... stay away unless you doing to get into the government but even that can be fatal. Management will bring you down and will write you up for smiling. It crazy there. stay away and wait for a more suitable job. this one will kill you spirts.
Senior Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) - Springfield, VA - February 13, 2020
Maximum telework opportunities, flexible work schedules and competitive/regular pay increases. Difficult to get promoted into higher positions and very heavy HR workloads. Management seems interested in trying to improve promotion opportunities.
Senior SCCM/Altiris Architect-Engineer-Consultant (Former Employee) - Arlington, VA - January 31, 2020
I worked for a small company that was great that contracted me to many different companies that got the contract. It always went fantastic up and until the last contract then about 1/3 of us was not brought on. New job. I didn't care for the next contracting company, they were not straight forward. I think they wanted cheap, but probably couldn't say you make more than we want to pay, so it went badly because of not telling the truth. I was hired or given verbal yes to a job twice, the 2nd time the price and circumstances of the job offer anyone would have turned down. It was over 70% cut with 140 miles driving one way. I wanted to work my entire career there so TSA was great and so were most of the people it all came down to contract.
Attorney-Advisor (Current Employee) - Arlington, VA - January 12, 2020
TSA does not use the GS pay scale, but rather uses pay bands. This can work out well for highly compensated individuals, but causes lower pay band employees (especially screeners) to often lag behind similarly situated workers at other federal agencies.
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) - Arlington, VA - December 22, 2019
I believe TSA is a great start for those looking to get into a government job, especially in relation to security. I believe this job is best for those under the age of 24 if they're looking to advance and gain some relevant security experience. Job can be great, especially with good co-workers. Promotional opportunities, however, can seem a little slow.
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) - Dulles, VA - October 24, 2019
A typical day at work is, it depends on your shift. Day shift and early night are busiest time of the day. Each officer assign at the designated location. Tasks include pat down, bag searches, test items, etc. Screened passengers and their bags more or less 2000+ per day. Can stand on your feet for hours. Rotational position. Resolve issues and concerns with passengers. Work with other agencies officers, and other partners to secure and protect passengers for freedom and movement.
I learned to be more patient and understanding different personalities. Management can be improved and should hired more competent people instead of favorite problematic people and leaders.
It's a culture of who you know and favoritism. Say goodbye to advancement if they don't like you. It will not happen. Some leaders are making your job more miserable.
Hardest part of this job is working with some co-workers who have personal issues. They will make your day an unpleasant one.
The most enjoyable part is working with dedicated, honest, and smart co-workers. They make your day easier and fun. I have met great people in this job but they don't stay long. Lastly, passengers who appreciated what we do.
This is a high paced career that presents new challenges daily. Management expects reliability and dependable officers to complete security related functions. Punctuality is pertinent to maintaining employment with TSA.
Job great for ex-military.....or high school grads
Behavior Detection Officer (BDO) (Former Employee) - Sterling, VA - September 9, 2019
must park in an employee parking lot and take the shuttle to the airport. head to a daily briefing where you will clock in and receive daily assignment. work with screening machines in order to clear passengers for travel. Each officer will get a thirty minute rotation on each position in order to prevent fatigue.
continous work throughout the day no time to get bored
IAD had many changes while I worked there, some made sense and some didnt. It's like they cater to one airline to make them happy. Managers wanted lanes opened but there wasn't enough staff. The days were great when my favorite coworkers were there.
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) - Sterling, VA - July 22, 2019
A typical day at TSA was waking up at 2AM to be ready and at work by 4:30am due to the long drive to work from home, once at work the workplace was extremely noisy and continued to grow louder as passengers began to arrive. Managers usually just lingered and gave a presence of Guards at a prison rather than managing the Officers on the line who needed guidance of one form or another. The hardest part of the job was being asked to stay on a few hours more due to officers calling out for their shift, making an already treacherous trip home in the blinding snow even worse as the snow fell heavier at night and roads where hard to see or even cleared.
No breaks, No bathroom breaks, shorthanded, long hours.
SUPERVISORY TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) - Arlington, VA - April 24, 2019
A typical day consist of dealing with the traveling public. large crowds, at times irate customers. The job is repetitive. Management of 20 or more officers daily. Annually trained on equipment. quarterly refresher courses given. Benefits are great. Bonuses vary depending on achievements throughout the year.