New York Army National Guard

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Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Infantryman

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Army National Guard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, camaraderie, and promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    School-Life and Work-Life balance difficult to maintain.


  2. Enjoyed my service, but was ended on a sour note

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Major in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Major in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at New York Army National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Great people to work with, fulfilling missions and work
    - Pay for commissioned officers highly competitive with comparable civilian careers
    - Always changing jobs keep it interesting

    Cons

    - Occasional toxic leaders make me somewhat glad to be out.
    - Mentorship for commissioned officers is virtually non-existent in many organizations within the state.

    Advice to Management

    Take mentorship of members more seriously as an organization, and enforce requirements already in place for formal mentoring / counseling rather than a glad hand wave or check the block approach.


  3. A sense of accomplishment but a burden on your personal and professional life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Camaraderie, you will make friends for life
    -Respect and pride wearing the uniform. I have definitely became a better person with all the training I received, not just technical but people skills as well
    -You are eligible for a whole lot of benefits, educations, mortgage, discounts to name a few. The training they provide is also free of charge and can translate very well if you pursure a degree or a related professional job

    Cons

    -2 days a month and 2 weeks during the summer is a blatant lie. I notice most commercials have stopped using it. You will be called during the evening, while you are at work to get paperwork done or to attend meetings. The time you spend on these are unpaid.
    -Claim to respect your job or school obligations but they really don't.
    -You are treated like a kid no matter what rank you are. Just like middle school, you have to bring in a doctor's note if you were sick for drill. You are not trusted and leadership assume the worst from everyone.
    -Currently due to budget cuts, training is almost non existent. Yet we are still expected to perform our duties.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that we are Soldiers part time. Treat your Soldiers like they are adults. If they say they are sick, they are probably sick. If a Soldier has a family event, let them attend the family event. Most of the time, the Soldiers just sit on the drill floor anyway and do nothing.


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  5. Army Strong

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Army National Guard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, sense of pride, meeting new people traveling around the world and defending the American Way of Life. The College tuition reimbursement program has allowed me to follow my dreams. My experiences in the US Army National Guard have had a profound positive affect on my life and I wouldn't change it at all.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance was hard for me. I was in the National Guard for 7 years during this time I deployed twice, combined with training I was away from home about half of my entire contract. The stress from travel and experiences in country can have a negative affect on some.

    Advice to Management

    At times higher enlisted and officers tend to belittle and denigrate lower enlisted excessively. The benefits make up for the lack of respect.


  6. After finishing all of my training, I actually enjoy my time spent with the New York Army National Guard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It will make you a better person, both mentally and physically.
    Strong Leadership both up and down the chain of command.

    Cons

    Involves a lot more training time away from home then they initially let on.
    Some days can be extraordinarily long.


  7. Everyone should join the military just to see how other cultures exist.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Polce in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Military Polce in Buffalo, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - See the world
    - Live history
    - Become part of something bigger than yourself

    Cons

    - Away from family for extended period of time


  8. Intelligence Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Troy, NY

    I worked at New York Army National Guard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    42nd Infantry Division is a great organization that cares about their Soldiers and are always pushing people to meet there potential

    Cons

    Could use some additional space for the different staff sections but they have been working to improve the situation.


  9. Worst organization that I have ever worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 12N in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - 12N in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at New York Army National Guard part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    GI BIll is the best that you can get from this organization. There are no perks, and if you're not in the good ole boy club, you can forget about promotions.

    Cons

    Lack of quality leadership, unfair treatment of those that are not "in the club". Very unprofessional, unorganized, and I wouldn't recommend joining even to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all soldiers the same. Stop favoring those who fit in with the in crowd. Higher level NCO's are the reason that this organization needs a good audit.


  10. HR in the NYARNG is a challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resource NCOIC in Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resource NCOIC in Cortlandt Manor, NY

    I worked at New York Army National Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, team work, advancement, benefits

    Cons

    Deployments and Transfers, interrupt lives and families


  11. Offers so much to employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Latham, NY

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    School and medical benefits cannot be beat

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful environment, travel and deployment.



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