United States Department of the Air Force: What's it like to work here?

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398 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.9Recommendation: 82%
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398 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.9 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

292 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 66 reviews.

Great Experience challenging but rewarding

4.9
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EmployeeWorked in Executive leadership at Air Force Retired Officers Community - Washington, D.C. in Sterling, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Great resources and mentors highly recommend

What I dislike

Ability to send you anywhere in the world at a moments notice

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The ability to relate to employees at all levels


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My company has been excellent. It has truly been a pleasure to be an employee there

3.7
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EmployeeWorked in Executive leadership at Air Force Retired Officers Community - Washington, D.C. in Sterling, VA at the time of review.

What I like

Getting to know lots of people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

What I dislike

The rigidity of the company. Certain rules are unnecessary

Suggestions for improvement

To provide more flexibility in the hierarchy of leadership


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It was the best and worst experience of my life.

2.8
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Former EmployeeWorked at US Air Force in Great Falls, MT.

What I like

Offered tuition assistance and onsite courses for college.

What I dislike

Leadership was inexperienced and biased. Did not listen and treated women unfairly.

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I would recommend Leadership training, sexual harassment prevention, and more flexible hours.


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Has no discipline.Can walk when ever.To political.

2.8
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Former EmployeeWorked at Unites States Air Force in Oklahoma City, OK.

What I like

I'm retired nuff said.after 24 years no retirement pay,no medical, no dental.

What I dislike

Long hours. trouble for doing your job.No real medical benefits.

Suggestions for improvement

The ability to kill the enemy before they kill me.To be aloud to do you job too the best.


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It has been a very long 16 years.

3.2
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EmployeeWorked at US Army / US Air Force Worldwide in Military bases at the time of review.

What I like

Sometimes it's just a job, but sometimes it really makes you proud to serve.

What I dislike

A lot of things are very react to contact ish.

Suggestions for improvement

Try to put out info in a more timely manner.


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The USAF is great to work for, but each base has it's challenges. Some are far more difficult than others.

3.2
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C-Suite / LeadershipWorked at United States Air Force (Kadena AB) in Indianapolis, IN at the time of review.

What I like

I have traveled the world and met many great people.

What I dislike

The amount of bureaucracy slows down decision making.

Suggestions for improvement

The war fighting culture needs to be brought back.


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It's not a positive work environment.

1.3
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Former EmployeeWorked at US Air Force in San Angelo, TX.

What I like

The low level employees where sometimes nice.

What I dislike

The organization structure and the lack of accountability amongst leadership

Suggestions for improvement

A modern approach. The system is set up for 18 year old males.


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I would recommend anyone eligible to join the U.S. Air Force. You get out of your career what you put into it.

4.7
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EmployeeWorked at Air Force in Satellite Beach, FL at the time of review.

What I like

Good pay and benefits. Meet manny different types of people. Always able to promote with hard work. Get to travel often.

What I dislike

Overly structured at times. Hard to deviate from standards and regulations. Grooming standards outdated.

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Standards and expectations too high. Give more freedoms back that civilians get.


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Fair pay. Some opportunity for advancement if willing to move. Adequate training and work space.

3.0
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EmployeeWorked at AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE in Minneapolis, MN at the time of review.

What I like

Supportive. Quality training.

What I dislike

Not always quality leadership

Suggestions for improvement

Better use of funding. Better time management. Better use of man power.

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Mixed feelings about coworkers and leadership


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I feel very fortunate to have a stable federal job.

4.4
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EmployeeWorked at Air Force in Oklahoma City, OK at the time of review.

What I like

I have a service dog that is given a lot of positive attention by the highest leadership (3-star General) at my job

What I dislike

Some employees are too comfortable and slack off because it takes a lot to reprimand and/or terminate employees.

Suggestions for improvement

Ensure employees adhere to established rules and hold them accountable

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Treated with respect

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I haven't seen any recycling bins

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Voluntary Protection Program keeps the workplace safe

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Very busy

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Daily informational emails

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Same pay for same work


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