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Working as an Army ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Officer in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Recruiting Operations Officer in Portland, OR

I have been working at COMTek full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

o Working with the cadets (training, instructing, recruiting them)
o Physical Training
o Working with the college
o Networking with college and other instructors
o Once a year workshop training
o Pay is higher than average for area
o I had Bosses that cared

Cons

o contract renegotiations every three years, could have a new employer this often. Big changes with a new employers (lowest bidder wins)
o loss of benefits on contract changes
o You will work more hours of an Army Officer, just not paid for them
o You will work weekends, as much as once month and twice a month per quarter during school year
o LDAC every summer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep your Battalions informed. Ensure the communication is consistent and accurate.

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  1. NOC Engineer

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    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - NOC Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at COMTek full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is above average for positions, while work load was light overall.

    Cons

    Loss of contracts and no room for growth in your career within the company.

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  2. Work environment at COMTek was flexible, but highly dependent on the host school's PMS.

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    Former Employee - Senior Military Science Instructor in Wayne, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Military Science Instructor in Wayne, PA

    I worked at COMTek

    Pros

    Management was responsive and much of the work was autonomous without supervision from the actual company. Utilization was driven by the host professor of military science (for good or bad).

    Cons

    Compensation for performing the same duties as an active duty Soldier was grossly reduced. While surely COMTek is used to cut costs, the idea of paying a contractor (who is like current or former active duty / reservist) less for the same work seems somewhat silly. If the requirement is to have a military qualified individual there, to nickle and dime them in a poor economy seems awfully cheap for DoD standards, especially given contractor pay and benefits elsewhere in the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits in comparison to active duty personnel. The work load is no different, if not greater, while the compensation is consistently markedly less.

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