US National Guard
3.9 of 5 161 reviews
www.arng.army.mil Jonesboro, AR 150 to 499 Employees

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More a calling than a job.

Cadet (Current Employee)
Somersworth, NH

I have been working at US National Guard part-time for more than a year

Pros- Provides you a skill set that helps foster your own independence.
 - Gives you experience working with and managing teams of people, from groups of four to in the 100s.
 - Puts you in control of a lot of tax dollar's worth of equipment at a pretty low level.
 - Great chance for upwards mobility, at least to a certain point (E-1 to E-6, O-1 to O-4).
 - Service to nation, and the respect that it comes with.
 - Drill pay is pretty good for two days a weekend. (Can be around $100+/day once you're an E-4 or above).
 - Active Guard Reserve spots, where you work a full-time position in the NG or Reserve, come with full Active Duty pay and benefits. Check a pay table if you're interested, but this can be quite decent.

Cons- Balancing the Soldier/Citizen mindset can be weird at times.
 - It may be only one weekend a month, two weeks a year (annual training), but the higher you go, the more of your time you'll have to be putting in.
 - It's the military - expect a lot of structure and paperwork. Creativity is appreciated, but don't expect to revolutionize the system.
 - Advancement is limited by time-in-service, unless you drop your request to go something "high-speed", as we say.

Advice to Senior Management- Stay flexible, and look for ways to cover up gaps in budget and supplies. There's enough experience in your companies/battalions/whatever that just about anything can be pulled off with enough effort.
 - Keep the standards high. Drop 'em if they can't hit that PT minimum, if they don't stay up to date

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An experience to never forget and always remember

Infantryman (Former Employee)
Medford, OR

I worked at US National Guard as a contractor for more than 8 years


Pros: Great job qualifications, and leadership skills, and life lessons to… Cons: really hard to have or keep a family if your… Advice to Senior Management: Keep up the work Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

 

Exciting and educational with experiences as an Operations and personnel leader/manager

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US National Guard


Pros: It provides you with a great way to start your professional career with… Cons: You have to give up a significant part of your life… More

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