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Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 23, 2019
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Decent place to work for what you're paid, but wouldn't make it a career.
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMay 22, 2019
On a daily you'll be x-raying the property of passengers, scanning passengers through the body scanner, searching through passengers' property, checking boarding passes and possibly doing a pat-down on a person or two. Most co-workers that I came across were good, honest people, but management for the most part was garbage and probably still is. The hardest part of the job was dealing with management's bs and not getting rotated to the next position on time (i.e. x-ray operator to travel document checker). The thing I enjoyed most was being able to work with the people I got along with because it made the workday go by faster.
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Great benefits even for part-timers
Cons
Management and scheduling director
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Good experience to have. You are saving lives. Management can be very harsh and intimidating.
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GA 30320May 16, 2019
A typical day at work preforming your security duties. I learned security procedures. The federal government has provided knowledge about security operation and procedures. Management can be bullies at times.Not about workplace culture about, too many function. The hardest part of the job is dealing with management. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing you're saving lives.
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Helping other and saving lives.
Cons
Management
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Good job security, poor work life balance, extreme attrition.
Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  SeaTac, WAMay 14, 2019
It's a decent foot in the door for federal service, and to start off the pay is decent, considering the required qualifications, but the attrition rate is high for a reason. There's no work life balance unless you have extremely high seniority, and the pay raises are virtually nonexistent.
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Good pay
TSO Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMay 13, 2019
The management sucked, but otherwise a fun working environment. Good pay and benefits. Could use better management. Met a lot of good friends there. Could get excess amount of overtime.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Management could be better
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Interesting job
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 10, 2019
It will definitely teach you patience. It can be an interesting job. It will teach you many things about different cultures. Coworkers are very amazing to work with.
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It’s ok just do what you supposed to do
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 10, 2019
It’s ok stepping stone to another government agency . It’s a lot of room for advancement because new agency. Follow the out line of the job and you will be fine !
Pros
Team work
Cons
Unqualified supervisors
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Structured
Lead Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Santa Ana, CAMay 9, 2019
Great officer to lead officer relationships
Management a little out of touch of checkpoint environment
Do your work and go home
Schedule and vacation based on seniority
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The management is probably the worst part about the place.
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVApril 26, 2019
The pay doesn’t reflect the work, management doesn’t know what they’re doing and even during the government shut down they are for self and not understanding. If you want to get into the federal government you can use TSA as a stepping stone or a foot in the door but leave it at that.
Pros
Gets you into the government
Cons
Poor management
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Its was ok but i wouldnt recommend long term
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  ArizonaApril 26, 2019
policies that we had to follow contradicted each other at times, Management making up own rules, constant verbal abuse from the public, earn a decent amount of annual leave time but cant use it when you want, have to plan out annual leave a year in advance, constant certification training/testing,
Pros
pay, free uniforms, health insurance
Cons
lack of work/life balance, schedules, management, verbal abuse from the general public
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SUPERVISORY TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICER (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAApril 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.
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Toxic Work Place
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Bismarck, NDApril 19, 2019
Leadership favoritism/bullying is out of control. Leadership can make your daily work world "hail" if they don't like you. Shifts made it hard on Fam.
Pros
Passenger's were 99.9 % cooperative and willing to be screened
Cons
Always had to watch your back. Co-workers always trying to get you written up.
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Management does not care about front line officers
Lead Transportation Security officer (Former Employee) –  South Bend, INApril 19, 2019
I gave 11 years to TSA and in that time management has been the biggest issue when it comes to everything. They do not accommodate or care about personal goals. I've been working towards getting my nursing degree for the past 6 years and made it well known that I would like a work schedule that would work around this. They were accommodating up until I got accepted into the nursing program and when I asked for a part-time schedule that would work around it, the head of the state refused and cited an old management directive (MD). When I found the updated MD stating that they would be able to accommodate me with what I was asking, he still refused and I chose to walk away because that entire place is toxic. Good supervisors are few and far between, once they promote to management, they forget where they came from and become very much about themselves and numbers. It makes a lot of people want to burn through their annual leave or sick leave more than any other job I've ever had just because I didn't want to deal with the drama. If you want to put up with it for a little bit and use it as a stepping stone to get somewhere else in the government then you could try to put up with it. Overall, it is not a career I would recommend to anyone.
Pros
Uniform allowance, Annual and sick leave, benefits even if you're part time
Cons
Management is horrible.
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moral is down from when I first started
TSO Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NE 68110April 19, 2019
Not a good environment for family people. They don't handle trouble makers well, and the supervisors don't protect you from angary passengers. If procedures change you have to make sure that you know what has changed.
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Good
Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Honolulu, HIApril 18, 2019
Review and evaluate work and performance of subordinates. Coach to develop employees, recommend corrective or disciplinary actions. Resolve problems that impact the objective of the organization. Coordinate with stakeholders and customers outside of the immediate organization.
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Great federal benefits terrible work schedule
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 18, 2019
You’ll work from 3am-1:30 or 2-11your first couple of years and then maybe Weekends off after 3-5 years. You’ll get to see all the passengers who feel entitled. It has the perks of federal retirement and government healthcare discounts along with unlimited overtime for summer and Christmas time. It’s very competitive to get promoted.
Pros
Annual/sick leave accrual, benefits, amazing coworkers
Cons
Competitive advancement, entitled passengers, micromanagement, work schedule
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Good work experience
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Des Moines, IAApril 16, 2019
TSA is a great career place. Great place to work on communicative skills and passenger interactions. Its a fast paced environment with the days always being different, never the same.
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Applicate beware...
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  UndisclosedApril 16, 2019
Keep in mind on where you are applying. Meaning, small airports don't get any airline traffic so you will start off on a part-time, split shift basis with only 4 hours a day. And, don't think you can come in and work part time and get a full time job...WRONG! Schedule is always changing due to flight schedule and seniority. TSA at smaller airports are retirees and young people with very low responsibilities. If you are head of your household, apply to a larger airport where the hours are guaranteed.
Pros
Healthcare benefits are provided
Cons
Can be furloughed at any time, Too many tests and training only to start off with a part time salary.
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Poor Management
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Flushing, NYApril 15, 2019
I was let go due to the failure of the manager following up. I was a week away from my two year probation. After I left the company, my previous manager was under investigation. SAY A LOT!!!!
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Quick-pased work with exciting stories each day
Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVApril 12, 2019
the atmosphere within the company is very fast-paced. The company culture lifts you up but the management can sometimes make it hard for people to advance in a completly fair way
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