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Provided me with a wealth of knowledge and skills to be shared outside of the government

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Supply Sergeant in Honolulu, HI
Current Employee - Supply Sergeant in Honolulu, HI
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Provide you a sense of pride, camaraderie, financial stability, skill sets, certifications that may be viable in the civilian workforce.

Cons

Deployable, separation from family, occasionally life threatening

Advice to Management

State specific benefit package for traditional soldiers could be and should be upgraded.

Other Employee Reviews for US National Guard

  1. All the benefits of active duty, without all the deployments

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, retirement, and benefits are the same as Active Duty. Advancement generally is based on competency rather than "good old boy". The Guard is far more professional as an organization than when I first joined in 1987.

    Cons

    As Active-Guard-Reserve, there are only so many slots allowed in each state, especially at the higher ranks. I've been stuck at several ranks, even though I boarded high enough to get promoted, because there were no open slots.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the stigma of working at NGB. Currently, it's generally thought of as the place people who couldn't make it at the state level go to escape early retirement.


  2. Great, but like other jobs, much of it is what you make of it. No one will hold your hand through the process.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training/education opportunities Leadership experience Develop ability to work under pressure Camaraderie

    Cons

    Promotions can be frustrating with slots being filled by less competent individuals. Senior leadership is often incompetent due to gaining position through an unrelated college degree and commission and not experience.

    Advice to Management

    Involve N.C.O.s in all of your processes in order to gain real experience, insight as to how to really get things done, and gain the respect of your subordinates.


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