US National Guard

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US National Guard Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.9 180 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

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Frank J. Grass

(7 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to serve your country, to earn educational benefits and learn important life skills(in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits, Helps pay for school, pretty decent pay for little experience(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family and missing important family functions(in 7 reviews)

  • low compensation, late compensation and long hours(in 12 reviews)

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    31L, 68J, 79T, 92A (22 years service)

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNo greater family in the USA! Mission first, success always!

    ConsTo be part of something greater than self, a challenge, but worth every minute!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep making the benefits worth serving this great Nation. Don't allow congress to take away the American way.

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

     

    Stuctured

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNever a dull moment

    ConsMicromanaging, overbearing, leadership can be a bit unfamiliar with how to lead troops

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    Guard Life

    Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to expand your knowledge. The guard is what you make it.

    ConsStagnant promotions. It is difficult to balance both civilian and military commitments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    13D FA

    13D FA (Current Employee) Olympia, WA

    ProsGreat diversity. Lots of once in a lifetime experiences. School benefits.

    ConsLots of complainers. Recruiters. Politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheer up!

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

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    Life changing

    Vehicle Track Repairer (Current Employee) Killeen, TX

    ProsNetworking ability is plentiful. The skills, and values I have learned being a part of this organization are forever instilled and I carry them with me forever.

    ConsDeployments and/or training required can keep the individual away from their families. Transitioning back to civilian life has been harder than I thought it would be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice at this time.

     

    Choose your MOS wisely

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou can serve your country while going to school or perusing a carreer in the civilian world

    ConsNot really any, you just have to make the best with what you choose, it's not a job you can just quit

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    Great!!!

    JNN Operator-Maintainer (Current Employee) Macon, GA

    ProsThe people you meet, the pay, the benefits

    Conslong work hours and some bad leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow the soldiers more time to themselves and schedule meetings earlier in the day not at the end.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I would do it all over again.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsService to your community, state, and country.

    ConsSometimes extended time away from Family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCharlie Mike!

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    Not what you think before signing up

    Guard Member (Current Employee) Shreveport, LA

    ProsBenefits are great, and family ties work

    ConsIt does require some effort out of you, but the one thing that is stupid is that how it changes over the years, and how bad things roll down hill so that the higher ranked people can point the fingers down instead of up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up

     

    Good way to continue to serve after leaving active duty, but frustrating at times

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPros are continuing to serve, opportunity to earn your retirement, education benefits are top notch.

    ConsSometimes the professionalism is lacking, and is highly dependent on the culture. Sometimes leaders have too much tenure and it is not good for command climate.

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