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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S Department of Homeland Security founded on September 11, 2001 with its headquarters based in Pentagon City, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S. The TSA was developed largely in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11,2001 which witnessed weaknesses in existing airport security procedures. It develops broad policies in order to protect the U.S transportation system which includes highways, railroads, buses, mass transit systems, ports and pipelines. The main focus of the company is on airport security and the prevention of aircraft hijacking. In the 18 year history of the TSA there have been seven administrators and six acting administrators. The mission of the company is to protect the transportation system of the nation to assure liberty of movement for people and commerce. Integrity, Respect and Commitment are the core values of TSA along with that it has the vision of becoming an agile security agency, embodied by a professional workforce on which its partners are engaged and the American people to outmatch a dynamic threat.

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Multiple locations
Executive Offices Companies, Public Administration
2001
What departments Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Law Enforcement / Security - Other45.4%
other occupation30.3%
Management - Other10%
Security Guards8.3%
Business Operations6.2%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): Newcomers: 26%, Experiencers: 19%, Experts: 19%, Veterans: 36%. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Transportation Security Administration (TSA): Federal Aviation Administration, Marine Corps Recruiting, TSA Inc. Typical Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have worked at Federal Aviation Administration.
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Federal Aviation Administration
Marine Corps Recruiting
TSA Inc
What industries did Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Transportation Security Administration (TSA): National Security, Public Administration, Executive Offices Companies, Niche Retailers, Colleges / Universities. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees most likely come from a National Security industry background.
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Where did Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): Small: 24%, Medium: 10%, Large: 66%. Most Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) study?
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Where did employees at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) study?
Community College of the Air Force
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
Time employed at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): <1: 7%, 1-3: 23%, 4-8: 30%, 9-13: 19%, 14-20: 21%, 20+: 0%. Most Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): 68.9% Male and 31.1% Female. Age ratio at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 42%, 31-40: 29%, 41-50: 14%, 51-60: 10%, 60+: 4%. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rates - 6.1% more female than the industry average. Most Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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What are the top roles at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
Top roles of Transportation Security Administration (TSA): Transportation Security Officer, Security Officer, Officer, Supervisor, Program Analyst. The top role at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is Transportation Security Officer.
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Transportation Security Officer
Security Officer
Officer
Supervisor
Program Analyst

Career advancement

How does Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Transportation Security Administration (TSA): low. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Transportation Security Administration (TSA): Federal Aviation Administration, TSA Inc, United States Department of Defense, US Army, US Customs and Border Protection. People who work at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) most typically go on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration.
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TSA Inc
United States Department of Defense
US Army
US Customs and Border Protection

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gender breakdown at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
gender ratio is 31.1% female, 68.9% male.
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When did they start Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
In 2001, I believe.
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What industry is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Government/Civil Service/Military.
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How long do people usually work for Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees work for?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Large companies before Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
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How often do employees get promoted at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) ?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
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Top future employers of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Federal Aviation Administration, Self Employed, TSA Inc, United States Department of Defense, US Army, US Customs and Border Protection, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Where did employees work before joining Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Federal Aviation Administration, Marine Corps Recruiting, TSA Inc, United States Air Force, United States Postal Service, US Army, US Department of Homeland Security, US Navy.
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What’s the average age at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
21-30.
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What kind of degree do you need to work at Transportation Security Administration (TSA)?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
typically one of the followings No higher education, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts
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Do they offer any retirement plan?
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10 months ago
You get what you give up to 5 percent.😄
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10 months ago
excellent 401k matching 😊
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The interview process consisted of situational constructed questions based on what, when, where, and outcome. These questions could be very lengthy so you must listen very carefully or have them repeat for clarity.
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10 months ago
long interview process with extensive background checks but t they are always hiring. It took me over a year before I started working from the first day they contacted me😇
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10 months ago
Very friendly and punctual Hiring team.. Stress free environment and straightforward questions that only require you to be yourself. Passed interview! overall very positive vibe🙂
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Do you train on weekends or only during the week?
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10 months ago
All other training done depending on the schedule they provide🙂
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10 months ago
First two weeks will be Monday-Friday. All other training done depending on the schedule they provide
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Does military service count towards seniority, pension and benefits?
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11 months ago
Absolutely yes! 100%😎
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11 months ago
It counts towards employment or advancement😇
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Does they offer dental plan?
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10 months ago
Yeah they do offer dental plan.🥰
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10 months ago
They have Delta Dental, Blue Cross and others.
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What does it take to be and do your very best?
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9 months ago
Constant testing as well as Training and also being aware of your surroundings. 🙃
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9 months ago
Follow the SOP to avoid any mistake.
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What is the chances of transfering to another location?
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10 months ago
After 6 months to 1 year😃
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10 months ago
Good chance to transfer.😊
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When raise is given to employees?
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10 months ago
annual review with possible raise less than two percent.
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10 months ago
Once a year🤑
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I want to work in a company where there is no restriction regarding holidays. Can I have this facility here?
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10 months ago
You get a bunch of time off. Especially if you have been there over 20 years. 4 hours every two weeks to start, then 6 hours, then 8.
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10 months ago
Even part-time employees get vacation and paid time off.
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What is the work from home policy ?
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10 months ago
I think they don't have any WFH policy.😆
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10 months ago
There isn’t one
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What is the work environment like in the organization?
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11 months ago
Great working atmosphere and flexible leadership.
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11 months ago
It's very friendly and cool culture. The company culture is awesome and I just love coming here to work every single day.
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What kind of offers does this company provide for college students?
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10 months ago
Steady, decent paying job that requires 0 prior work experience or education.
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10 months ago
Good pay for young individuals, good benefits, easy to move up the ranks.
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I was thinking about the health benefits provided by the company to their employees. Are they good?
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10 months ago
The health insurance was no different from the private kind just make sure you choose the plan that is best suited for your present situation.
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10 months ago
I have no complaints about the health insurance. It was by far the best.
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How long can the process typically take from passing medical to clearing background?
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9 months ago
3 weeks if your information is correct and you follow procedures exaclty😁
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9 months ago
6 to 8 months approximatlely.😎
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Does company offer health/dental and vision benefits?
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11 months ago
Yeah they offer full benefit package to employees.🙂
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11 months ago
My company did provide health benefits😃
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What kind of good opportunities can people get while working in this company so that they can progress in their career?
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10 months ago
Lots of opportunities for advancement in the checkpoint or administration, Very diverse workforce
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10 months ago
Their is great opportunities to meet a lot of new and interesting people.
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Is there a test?
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11 months ago
You will take many tests to join and you will take many tests to keep your job every year and if you fail any after a few attempts they fire you
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11 months ago
There's endless tests, daily, weekly, monthly, annually as per job role.😆
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How are the working hours?
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10 months ago
12hour shift daily and it's quite flexible.
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10 months ago
12 hours are good starting from 8am to 7pm.😅
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If you start off part time is it possible to go to a full time position?
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11 months ago
after waiting years!😜
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11 months ago
Yes as needed :)
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Can you apply for the part time position if you have retired from the federal government?
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11 months ago
As I know I can I was hired as part time and within 1 month I was putting in more than 40 hours per week.🧐
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11 months ago
Yeah they will consider you.😁
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Great health benefit is offered by the government❣
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10 months ago
Good coverage options with optional dental and vision🤩
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10 months ago
Many options to fit your needs
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There are challenges but it's a great place to work for. It's definitely worth it.
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10 months ago
Rewarding job when you look at the bigger picture, good way to get your foot in the door in with some Federal experience!😃
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10 months ago
It’s was pretty good! Great benefits and hours. No complain
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What procedure is followed by the company for interview processes?
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10 months ago
Basic interview questions , tell us about yourself , how would you benefit the agency, why the agency tell us about a time you resolved conflict among your peers, how is your time management
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10 months ago
Interview process was explained well and relatively easy. Does take a bit of time to do the background check, health screening, drug test, and in person interviews.
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What is the vacation policy?
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10 months ago
You get the best days off based on seniority initially it's of 2 weeks yearly😆
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10 months ago
You can accrue time off sure but getting leave approved is another story especially if you have low seniority😃
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Are overtime hours available ?
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10 months ago
There was when I worked there😇
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10 months ago
Yes for some not everyone😁
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How good can you rate the pat at TSA? REviews from current employees can be of a great help!
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10 months ago
Benefits are great. Pay is okay,good earning and weekly on time pays.💴
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10 months ago
Pay is too low for the amount of training, memorization and perfect performance expected, causing low morale and a high turnover rate.
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Does this company offer an overtime facility for any kind of job?
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11 months ago
Always overtime available and nice co workers. You can move up
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11 months ago
Good pay and always opportunities to do overtime.
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They have incredible benefits for employees.🥳
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9 months ago
Health care is top notch🙂
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9 months ago
great to save money for retirement!😍
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Is medical fully paid or do you have to pay premiums from your salary? Are there good plans or only high deductible plans?
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11 months ago
Medical is like anywhere else you have to pay for it.🙃
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11 months ago
There are a variety of plans some good, some not so good. We have to pay our premiums out of pocket🥺
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I have been working at this location of the company for a long time and this is far away from my house, Now I want to work in a location near my home town. Can I get relocation facility?
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10 months ago
Good promotion potential if you're willing to relocate❤
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10 months ago
Some of the best coworkers and supervisors you will ever get a chance to work with. You get to learn things that you will never learn anywhere else.
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How long were you in the ready pool before you started training?
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10 months ago
It took one year to be called in for training.
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10 months ago
6 months without hearing anything😊
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Will I reall only work 25 hours a week? I know sometimes they will say its part time but you actually work full time.
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10 months ago
part time work hours are different from fulltime.😇
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10 months ago
If needed to work more and the opportunity is available😃
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If you were to leave what would be the reason?
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10 months ago
I only served as an Intern but got a chance to really experience what it was like working there.☺
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10 months ago
I recently left because they took away our retention bonus with just over a months notice😐
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I want to work in a company that gives good retirement plans for its employees.
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11 months ago
it all depends on how much you want to invest from it. it is wise to choose 5% out of your check to be transfer to the retirement plan
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11 months ago
Vested after five years. Minimum retirement age 56 plus Ten years of service. Full retirement at 55 with 30 Years service or 60 with 20 years of service.
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Is it hectic work place?
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9 months ago
No it's not hectic flexible work hours😆
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9 months ago
sometime it is hectic due to fast paced work environment.😌
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