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Phenomenal, rewarding, varied career, with tremendous training opportunities

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Army Officer in Albuquerque, NM
Current Employee - Army Officer in Albuquerque, NM
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

As a full time officer in the National Guard, I've gotten training in so many areas, my resume is very varied. I've gotten training and experience in Admin, Logistics, Intelligence, Operations, Hazmat, Languages, Maintenance, Transportation, Pay and Allowances, and on and on. This is mostly typical of a full time officer career, where you get a variety of experiences, and exposure to every field imaginable. In my 18 years in the National Guard, I have had about 10 different jobs all across the state, but only one required a PCS move.

Cons

If you want to focus on one area, it's not going to happen. As a full time officer in the National Guard, you are a generalist, not an area expert. If you want to focus and become an expert in one area, you'll need to be a Technician, not an Active Guard / Reserve officer.

Advice to Management

Provide advice and management on careers, don't just be reactionary. You invest a lot of time and money and energy into your leaders, why not provide them with some measure of visibility on what you intend for their futures? And if they have no future, tell them. We're grown ups, and will move on.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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    Cons

    Can Be Hazardous to health


  2. Took GREAT care of me and my family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and quality of life. The Army has incredible professional training programs and spends a great deal of time and money investing in their people. 30 days vacation each year is huge and the healthcare is unmatched (free).

    Cons

    Necessary family separation for duties abroad. Occasionally perceived a lack of teamwork, but this was often rectified by STRONG leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with 360 assessments, and look for ways to reduce internal competition amongst officers.


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