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I have been working part-time for the US Army National guard for over 11 years

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Current Employee - Forward Signal Support NCO in Washington, PA
Current Employee - Forward Signal Support NCO in Washington, PA

I have been working at US National Guard part-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good educational benefits if you do not serve overseas and excellent educational benefits if you serve multiple tours overseas. Decent medical and dental benefits (if you do not mind making a small co-payment every month), Good work experience (if you do not mind traveling, getting deployed, or dealing with different levels of leadership within this organization). Mostly importantly, taking the pride in your work and the fact that you are serving your country.

Cons

This organization can take you away from your home, job, and loved ones most of the time because of training, deployments, professional development schools, and MOS schools/classes. Since this organization can have each soldier away from their home, job, and loved ones for extended periods of time, the hardships that each soldier endures from these requirements start to out weigh the benefits that are earned from serving in this organization.

Advice to Management

Learn to take care of your soldiers, which means the low enlisted soldiers should come first.

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  1. Difficult if you have ever been on active duty

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    Current Employee - Combat Engineer in Owensboro, KY
    Current Employee - Combat Engineer in Owensboro, KY

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits such as health insurance, college tuition assistance, federal techniican program

    Cons

    perhaps some of them most toxic leadership I've ever encountered,

    Advice to Management

    Get the mindset of the Guard out from combat operation in foreign lands and back to what the Guard is really about, helping out in the community during disasters, training to use chainsaws and other tools to help out when tree are downed, setting up disaster relief points for supplys.

  2. Helpful (1)

    My time in the military I was always to play the game and keep moving forward.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at US National Guard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The National Guard Pay for college.

    Cons

    The promotion process is unfair because in can be 1 on the state promotion list but they give it to their friends .

    Advice to Management

    I would say if you want to be in the military and have a job you should join the regular Army.

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