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Great experience and training. When it was time to reenlist my career field was overmanned so I separated and don’t regret it, but I definitely don’t regret the time spent enlisted. Great start after high school.
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Good place to work, good benefits, lots of travel, and pay is good. Having to follow orders when getting yelled at by multiple ncos isn't fun but just have to push through it
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What people like
  • Trust in colleagues
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
Areas for improvement
  • Time and location flexibility
  • General feeling of work happiness
  • Sense of belonging

Productive and fun work environment

A work day depends on shift. Dayshift 0700-1500. Swingshift 1500-2300. Midshift 2300-0700. Learn at required timeframes for level, rank, and pay upgrades. Learn from on the job experienced members. Develop long time relationships with fellow brother and sister in arms. On duty Temporary (short) and long travel (6 months or more). Leisure travel days earned every month. Hardest part of job is unskilled management leaders.




Unskilled management
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Stressful and can't wait to be finished.

What is the best part of working at the company?Stable pay and educational benefits. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything else. The travel, leadership and organization as a whole was a mess. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's a good boy program that only thinks of you as a robot. They day you in process they are trying to kick you out. Brainwashing us the key element. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Wake up at 5 am for a 12 hour shift. Work is mentally straining and not fulfilling.
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Better be a good ole boy

No stock is put into the quality of someone's work but into how funny they are when they go out drinking with the rest of the in-crowd. Then when they finally get what they need, they send you out the door in the worst way possible and give someone else the credit because they "really need to rank up".
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Great workplace

Great career and an awesome place to learn a new job . Great opportunity to see the world . Meet a lot of great people along the way . Would recommend to any young person .
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The USAF ask of USA citizen their best efforts and loyalty!

What is the best part of working at the company?Solid job. Great training. Great team training. World travel. Great housing support. Ample food allowance. Continued rank and pay advance opportunities. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Keeping in physical shape! Competitive comrades. Competitive job positions.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Responsibility, fidility, honor, integrity and loyalty are of utmost importance! Teamwork and team effort are exceedingly praised.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Full work day with your best efforts are all that's asked for!
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Its Ok

Its ok. You get to kove all over the place. You get free college. You get retirement if tou stay and not they over a plan where you get a retirement before 29 years if you put in.
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Okay overall company. Leadership can be better but the locations are nice. Great opportunity to travel the world and meet new people. Also has great benefits
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?I learned so much in so many different areas of the law. I also got to travel to many interesting places and meet a lot of interesting people.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The rules sometimes make no sense at all. They are just tradition. You can get promoted or passed over for promotion on how you look or how physically fit you are, independent of how you do your job. Constant moving and ttravel is hard on a family.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It varies by base and assignment. It was very laid back at a base where the main work was contract and logistics. On a base in Europe where the mission was intelligence and fighter planes there was a lot of competition, but also more closeness and camaraderie.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Depends on the assignment, which is why it was fun. You could be reviewing a multi-million do9lloar defense contract, overseeing the negotiation of an agreement with a foreign country, trying a misdemeanor or felony case, playing war games, handling a labor dispute, doing wills or separation agreements in legal assistance, reviewing medical malpractice or other claims against the government, investigating an aircraft accident.......
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Great benefits and tax advantages

Its a wonderful company to work for. The pay is decent if you get promoted and the medical and dental benefits cannot be matched. Tax free benefits on housing allowance and food allowance.


Strong sense of belonging and teamwork culture


Requires a lot from those who belong in specialized organizations
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?If you stay long enough you receive a pension. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Depression and physical harm. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Equal and fair across the board. What is a typical day like for you at the company?High stress and physically draining.
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Worth the pay, but you have no freedom.

The United States Air Force is much more like a corporation than a branch of the military. Your experience will vary, they all do. I worked in 9 countries and 5 states over 10 years. Overall positive experience, but you need to know your limit and separate when know the time is right. For most people the military only becomes a career because they have a family to support. Stay child-free and you have much more flexibility. The number one thing to look out for when selecting your job category in the Air Force is knowing whether or not it has shift work. Stay away from jobs that work 24/7 with phones.
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Great Benefits and growth

I loved my time in the Air Force, it was just time for me to move on. The benefits are amazing and there is some good training. I just chose to be with my family over work.
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Great opportunities

Loved my time in the AF. Great benefits with amazing opportunities for travel and job growth and experience while serving my country. Would recommend.
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Refuse Security Forces or Maintenance

Toxic a culture as there can be. Neither of these career fields abide by anything they claim they stand for just run you into the ground with crazy hours and no off days. While the rest of the base is off for a holiday or down day, expect to be at work. No extra pay, no extra day off. Also your training days will be on your already limited off time.
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It's actually a lot better than I thought it would be. Feels like a normal job with pretty chill fellas. I strongly encourage anyone to at least give it a shot. xoxo-Mike
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1 star

What is the best part of working at the company?The Air Force is not what it used to be. Now it's a bastion for wokeness and pansies. I would avoid going into any branch of the service until/unless we can fix our country's institutions.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Dealing with woke BS.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Woke to the maxWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Work hard, don't get appreciated, get indoctrinated in social experimentation
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Great place to learn.

Daily work life is much like a 9-5 job, except with PT (physical training) in the early morning. Most shops open up around 7:30. The USAF is big on training, so don't be afraid to ask questions. You will make mistakes and break things as you learn. The DoD has the budget, so just focus on learning from your mistakes. Just like everywhere else, management can suck or be great, seems to be a roll of the dice. Keep your head up, work hard, and you wont have issues.
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It is what you make of it

A lot of traveling, everyday is something different. The pay was good and you get to see the world if you want to. Not for everybody though, you have to be willing to be away from family and friends.




Long hours
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Learned a Lot

I wasn't fond of moving every few years so got out after my 4 1/2 years. It's hard to not be able to settle down in one location with your family. .




Relocating Constantly
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3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
4.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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