TSA (Transportation Security Administration)

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TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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2.6 164 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

TSA (Transportation Security Administration) Administrator John S. Pistole

John S. Pistole

(72 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It is pretty good pay for a job that is non-skilled labor (in 16 reviews)

  • Good pay for the work and good benefits (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The TSA is moving to a part-time work force in order to decrease costs and increase flexibility with scheduling (in 10 reviews)

  • Too many chiefs not enough Indians-Poor management (in 8 reviews)

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    Not the best not the worst (phl)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExactly benefits get to meet many people from around the world great coworkers

    ConsMangers mirco manage very high impact area

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    GOOD START FOR A FEDERAL CAREER

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are good even for the part time employees. Advancement for those who are well connected with management and maintain a high score on TOPS a 4 or higher.

    Consmanagement micro manage in areas where it is not necessary, employees left alone will do just fine. management have a reputation of firing employees finding out later having to bring them back to their old jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Consider TSA

    Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) Madison, WI (US)

    ProsCompensation is not bad, vacation and leave time are earned pretty quickly, retirement plan is excellent

    ConsSchedules are difficult with family schedule.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fulfilling

    Lead Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsPeople contact, feeling I was making a difference, continued government service

    ConsHours, all weather requirements, shift work, 24/7 on call

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop throwing away qualified personnel

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    TSO

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome of the people were great to work with. Schedule options were useful. Great benefits.

    ConsPassengers can be a pain to work with and the compensation did not make up for it. Some co-workers were not easy to work with either.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Supervisory Transportion Security Officer

    Supervisory Transportation Security Officer (Former Employee) Irvine, CA (US)

    Prosgreat retirement is great if you make it that long

    ConsThey are not really looking out for the officers

    Advice to Senior ManagementFight for your officers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall its a good learning experience.

    Tso (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsI like meeting new people and that youre trying to make a difference in the world.

    ConsDealing with different attitudes, moods and that some people really hate tsa.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust to sometimes put your feet in our shoes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    More than a job... A Career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent part time career with great benefits. A career that will fill one with pride. Very rewarding...perfect part time career for a full time mother and wife.

    ConsI can not say much for cons...people are people and in this position one deals with many personalities. I find it makes the day go faster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Transportation Security Inspector

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAccess to federal government benefits

    ConsLimited growth potential, work-life balance is very unbalanced towards work

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    TSO

    Tso (Former Employee) Phila, PA (US)

    ProsGOVERNMENT JOB/ BENEFITS /PAY TIME OFF/SICK TIME

    ConsSupervisors ex military free job the don't do anything but complain they do absolutely nothing! but ruin your day!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome watch your supervisors on the floor if you can find them they always disappearing!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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