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Arlington, VA 20598
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About Transportation Security Administration

Employees
1,000-9,999
Industry
Government
Public/Private
Year Founded
Non-profit Status
For-profit

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Pay & Benefits

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Pay
Based on 21 responses
  • Good
    48%
  • Average
    29%
  • Excellent
    14%
  • Terrible
    5%
  • Poor
    5%
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What's the most unique benefit or perk?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Flexible Work Hours
    24%
  • Tuition Assistance Program
    24%
  • none
    24%
  • FMLA MEDICAL
    10%
  • Lunch is provided
    5%
  • Free Coffee
    5%
  • Full benefits for Part Time employees
    5%
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71%
of employees say healthcare coverage is good or excellent.21 responses
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67%
of employees say retirement benefits are good or excellent.21 responses
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48%
of employees say the family leave policy is good or excellent.21 responses
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67%
of employees say paid time off/vacation days are good or excellent.21 responses

Growth Opportunities

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How long do employees tend to stay?
Based on 21 responses
  • Less than Two Years
    43%
  • Two to Five Years
    38%
  • Five to Ten Years
    14%
  • More than Ten Years
    5%
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57%
of employees don't worry about layoffs.21 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Taking a job here was a good decision.
Based on 21 responses
  • Disagree
    19%
  • Neutral
    33%
  • Agree
    38%
  • Strongly Agree
    10%
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19%
of employees say good work leads to promotion.21 responses
67%
of employees believe their work helps make the world a better place.21 responses

Management

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Agree/Disagree: Managers care about employees
Based on 21 responses
  • Strongly Disagree
    14%
  • Disagree
    33%
  • Neutral
    38%
  • Agree
    14%
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29%
of employees say the workplace runs efficiently.21 responses
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10%
of employees say management is transparent.21 responses

Work-Life Balance

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29%
of employees say hours are flexible.21 responses
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Agree/Disagree: Hours are long
Based on 21 responses
  • Disagree
    10%
  • Neutral
    57%
  • Agree
    19%
  • Strongly Agree
    14%
10%
of employees say it's easy to work remotely.21 responses
52%
of employees say schedules are predictable.21 responses
24%
of employees say taking vacation is encouraged.21 responses
14%
of employees say the workplace is parent friendly.21 responses

Company Culture

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What one word or phrase best describes the culture?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Fast Paced
    33%
  • Always Evolving
    33%
  • stressful
    14%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Competitive
    5%
  • Draining
    5%
  • tedious
    5%
14%
of employees are happy to work here.21 responses
67%
of employees say coworkers socialize.21 responses
43%
of employees think their coworkers are smart.21 responses
71%
of employees like their coworkers.21 responses

Employees

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Describe the average political opinions in this organization.
Based on 21 responses
  • Somewhat Conservative
    19%
  • Mixed
    76%
  • N/A
    5%
62%
of employees say the company is mostly men.21 responses
43%
of employees say the company has average diversity.21 responses
95%
of employees say the employees are diverse in age.21 responses
About the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Walkability
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$122,292
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,061
National
$949
Median Home Value
$405,113
National
$184,700
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Good starting place for the Federal Government. Not too hard of a job, but can be mentally draining. Experiences can vary greatly from airport to airport.
Positives: Easy to transfer to different locations, government benefits, can promote fairly easily if you really want to, benefits for part-time workers, schedules can be flexible with the right coworkers
Negatives: Deal with people that don’t appreciate you, pay isn’t as good compared to other government agencies on the GS pay scale, lacks some of the extra benefits that other agencies provide like tuition assistance, not much incentive to go up the ranks as far as screeners go as pay usually isn’t worth the headache
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My overall experience has been a positive one with TSA. The pay is very good for the work that we perform. I come from a customer service background so dealing with angry and frustrated passengers was something I did not have to adjust to. I was able to receive a lot of training in effective communication in my years of service with TSA so that has been very beneficial at work and at home. I think the biggest thing that the organization needs to work on is boosting employee morale. The front line officers deal with a lot of issues from the traveling public, such as degrading comments and frustrations being directed towards them. They also must fulfill the goals of the agency and sometimes that is lost with management. They are so focused on achieving the goal that they forget about the well-being of their officers, and that is why employee morale lacks within the agency.
We are treated like machines, not human beings. They are quick to punish and slow to give credit to outstanding work. We are constantly told we are not doing a good job and that we are getting paid too much for the work we put out. Supervisors lack management skills and the floor is treated like an elementary school instead of given the environment of security. Passengers are quick-tempered and supervisors inadequate for their jobs. General officers are pushed like a sandwich in-between. I have never seen more people dwindle into depression then any other job.