National Guard

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National Guard Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.9 56 reviews

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Serve your country while maintaining a civilian career(in 5 reviews)

  • Learn discipline, great education benefits(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Nepotism Cronyism and the Good Old Boy network are in full effect(in 3 reviews)

  • Due to multiple deployments overseas, time spent away from family saddens me as well as them but it's a lifestyle and career I chose willingly(in 2 reviews)

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    Great opportunity, benefits, and training!

    Lieutenant (Current Employee) Fort Belvoir, VA

    ProsLeadership, valueable skills, and one of a kind training

    ConsDeployments, time away from family, battling the worst of the weather

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlow to file paperwork

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GO guard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTake care of people and facility

    ConsThe demands are constant and growing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLeadership skills, be the most professional person you can become.
    Positive environment for raises and ranks.
    Pays for college
    Learn different skill sets

    ConsSome people will be hard to work with.
    Some people want to make your life miserable because there life already is.

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    My Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI found the National Guard to be very rewarding.

    ConsIt is a lot of who you know more than what you know.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to serve your community and Country

    Sgt/Team Leader (Current Employee) Riverside, CA

    ProsAs a new Soldier you will learn many things from ethics to a camaraderie that can not be learned any where else. The pride you have serving your community and country while maintaining the balance between your military career and civilian life is outstanding.

    ConsThere are times when the big family weekend plans are put on hold while you serve your required drills or training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people and help progress your Soldiers career.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are exceptional

    ConsTime consuming and physically demanding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great decision for those deciding between college and military, do both!

    Infantry (Current Employee)

    Prosathletic life style and steady extra money for a college student can be a life saver! the maturity gained by serving will make you a better student and a more well rounded individual

    Conspromotions in some units are very difficult to obtain. also greatly consider if you really want to do ROTC if you are in college.

    Advice to Senior Managementwe do as we are told.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall it's a great organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt's a family type atmosphere. Once I was sworn to protect your state and country, I knew my life would never be the same. I wouldn't change my decision to join the military. It was a great choice and I would advise young adults to the same.

    ConsThere aren't any cons persay. It's a military environment. Due to multiple deployments overseas, time spent away from family saddens me as well as them but it's a lifestyle and career I chose willingly.

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    Great way to serve and start a career

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsServe your country while maintaining a civilian career. Training gained in the guard can lead to future job opportunities as well as college credits.

    ConsFew openings for Officers and senior leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease end strength to meet operational demands.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLifelong friends, chance to serve your country, community and develop a skill set all while pursuing a civilian life.

    ConsThere is no down side to this. I am sure some would point to the possibility of being sent to war, but that is expected.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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