US National Guard Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  • You can serve your country while going to school or perusing a carreer in the civilian world (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits and life long friendships (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes extended time away from Family (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours and too many formations (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Good if you only want to do a little

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is good for getting your feet wet with military

    Cons

    Hard to keep a foot in civilian world and another in military world

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting time. 4 brief don't need to take all day


  2. Supply Speclist

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    Current Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and always something to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard on you and the family.


  3. Soldier

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    Current Employee - Artillery in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Artillery in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Gives great experience to transition to civilian employment. Performance and work ethic is always considered for future assignments.

    Cons

    At times not the best with work life balance but we all know this before taking the oath.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to uphold traditions and standards.


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  5. 1LT GOETZ, RYAN UMO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Selfless service to local community and country

    Cons

    Away from family some, and it is a commitment


  6. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Military Police
    Former Employee - Military Police
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US National Guard full-time

    Pros

    At the time I enlisted I received a substantial signing bonus. Military Service look very position on you resume. Can help pay for college tuition.

    Cons

    Moving up in ranks can depend spots available for your military occupation specialty.

    Advice to Management

    The relationships between officers and enlisted soldiers can be improved.


  7. Utilities Equipment Specialist

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    Former Employee - Utilities Maintenance Technician in Camp Murray, WA
    Former Employee - Utilities Maintenance Technician in Camp Murray, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Spending time working on equipment and troubleshooting problems to be repaired. Training skills learned on different types of equipment. Working one weekend per month, and two weeks annually for training schools.

    Cons

    Weekends working are long and difficult. Pay is not the best. Two week training away from family, if married, can be difficult as well. Physical fitness training is mandatory every quarter and if not prepared can be a challenge as well.


  8. Supply specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Helped pay for tuition but not school fees. Travel reimbursement available for those who qualify

    Cons

    Long contract. Faulty flow of communication. Unequal promotion structure. Leadership is in constant change.

    Advice to Management

    Have a detailed plan set in advance and hold people accountable for their duties. Do not overwork employees.


  9. 91b

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Great school and educational benefits

    Cons

    Very physically demanding and mentally

    Advice to Management

    Very physically demanding and mentality


  10. Infantryman

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    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    If you don't mind being told what to do then you then this will be an easy job through and though, with pretty decent pay and great benefits.

    Cons

    You have to "bite your tongue" a lot, questionable moral judgement on most people who work there as well.


  11. Logistic

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Training, compensation, ability to go to school. family oriented. Service to the community, defending our country, dedication, discipline, time management.

    Cons

    None! Excellent organization, ready to defend!

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of our people.



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