Air Force Reserve

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Air Force Reserve Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    You get what your put into it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You're issued a wardrobe, luggage, and given the opportunity to travel the world- YOU just have to give it your all and work for it, nothing will be handed to you.

    Cons

    Physical, mental, and emotional tolls while you become a harder, better, faster version of yourself- and I'm not just referring to basic training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the cream that rises to the top and those who put in the effort to get close while pushing those who do not try to do better. If they can't, show them the door.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Warrior Airman

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits for Health Insurance, and School, overall establishing job skills

    Cons

    no cons for the Air Force Reserves

    Recommends
  3.  

    Awesome!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Enlisted Manager in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - Chief Enlisted Manager in Biloxi, MS

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in a team environment to accomplish one mission. Air superiority!

    Cons

    Traveling to and from the base once a month for UTA's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Made me the man I am today!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Enlisted Accessions Recruiter in D'Iberville, MS
    Current Employee - Enlisted Accessions Recruiter in D'Iberville, MS

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Air Force Reserve IS what you make out of it! It can be one weekend a month or a career. I've been here 11 years and never had another job and now I recruit for them. It's an honest organization with great pay and great benefits with real world training.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. Basic training was tough but well worth it. It looks good on a resume too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that credit is given where it's due. Ribbons, medals, awards.... these are great incentives for Airman that really love what they're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Fulfilling capability to learn and grow in dynamic environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Air Force Reserve full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Within a particular organization, the communication is effectual and the recognition to members is inspiring. Great people to work with and share hard times.

    Cons

    To advance according to Senior Executive requirements, multiple moves will be required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mitigation of the good 'ol boy network within each base would increase the value of the Reserves as a whole.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overworked in a Comm Flight

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PWCS Manager
    Former Employee - PWCS Manager

    I worked at Air Force Reserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Full time job GS-09, Established organization, Lots of flexibility because no one understands your job

    Cons

    Poor Leadership, Too many additional duties not evenly distributed, Undermanned and no real interest in fixing the problems. Because no one understands your job, you receive lots of tasking's that no one else wants to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize the workload. I gave the place 2 years and it never got better. The Senior Leadership were the problem and had no clue how to deal with the cards on the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    I've made a great career...for myself

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications and Informations Officer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Communications and Informations Officer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You learn a trade, you meet new people, you see the world.
    if you push your comfort zone and seek out opportunity you can do work that truly matters, grow your skills and capabilities, get an education, meet amazing people and learn a lot about yourself.

    Cons

    The needs of the service will always come first. And if you ever stop understanding that, you will be disappointed.
    it can be difficult on family life, relocating, spousal employment, long duration of separation, endless careerism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Heritage and good order and discipline are paramount, but a lack of focus in core competencies degrades the force. reducing manpower is areas where you are looking to expand is counter productive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Very pleasing everything was as expected

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve

    Pros

    The best thing was the brotherhood of course and the fact that money was always coming in. Obviously the more you move up the more you make

    Cons

    Training was just a bit a too relaxed I hoped for more. Favoritism is a big thing i noticed and too many idiots with too much power.

  10.  

    Great place to work and move up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC) in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will gain experience on the job and you will be paid to learn. Plenty of chances to move up and the benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Exercises may disrupt plans for the weekend or vacation plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer programs such as fitness leave and retirement parties to continue the boost to morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Choose your rate, choose your fate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you find a decent job that you like, then the world is your oyster. You get the best of being a civilian and the training and backing of being military in the job markets. If you're looking into joining don't base your entire outlook off the training commands and the way they treat new boots.

    Cons

    It's hard to transition from active duty to civilian sometimes, there can be gaps in employment. Best to offset that with going to school. Don't let the recruiter talk you into a position you don't think you'll like.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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