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Fun and rewarding

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Current Employee - Captain  in  Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Captain in Nashville, TN

I have been working at US National Guard part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

-Military experience
-diverse training
-options to travel
-education programs & tuition assistance
-leadership skills
-medical and dental insurance is very affordable even for part-time

Cons

-travel time ... If your assigned unit is across the state
-promotion rates, if your not willing to change job skills

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to focus on the care of the Soldier.

Recommends
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    Volunteer for part-time slave labor at low pay

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    Former Employee - Sergeant  in  Urbana, IL
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Urbana, IL

    I worked at US National Guard as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Instills discipline, encourages people to be responsible and orderly, required time is only 1 weekend a month plus a 2 week period per year

    Cons

    Low pay, many different bosses, generally any promotion is just a handout to relieve a superior of some of his/her duties while retaining the same amount of bosses/masters as you previously had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating volunteers like slaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    More a calling than a job.

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    Current Employee - Cadet  in  Somersworth, NH
    Current Employee - Cadet in 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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