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US National Guard Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
215 Reviews
4.1
215 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to serve your country, to earn educational benefits and learn important life skills (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, Helps pay for school, pretty decent pay for little experience (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family and missing important family functions (in 8 reviews)

  • aggrivation, long hours keeping up with changes (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    I'm a military police looking for another part time job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard

    Pros

    To serve my country! And to get good college benefits.

    Cons

    It's not paying enough as national guard.

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    32 yrs in Logistice from Material Handler all the way up to 2 levels of Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US National Guard

    Pros

    Working as team get accomplishments done and reaching each Goal.

    Cons

    Lot of hazardous duties and life on the line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great ways to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It is a rewarding career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infantryman in Geneseo, NY
    Former Employee - Infantryman in Geneseo, NY

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job training, college benefits, serving your country.

    Cons

    It is not only a job, it's a duty.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    91B Light Vehicle Wheeled Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time

    Pros

    The best advice I can give is that the military can help grow in so many ways. They will help pay for your education and other expenses to help you obtain the degree that you want. They allow you to progress in what ever field you are interested to become a better you.

    Cons

    Its hard to work with people that less motivated than I am.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No other place of employment compares to the National Guard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radio & COMSEC Repairer (94E) in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Radio & COMSEC Repairer (94E) in Sussex, WI

    I have been working at US National Guard as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits gives soldiers an edge over their civilian counterparts.
    Investment in personal capital is quite high.
    Ability to learn any job you've chosen and fellow soldiers will help you on any particular path you take. Cross training is available as well as asking to be given orders to work and train in the courses you wish to take.

    Cons

    Pretty difficult to taking drill day off without a very good reason.
    Almost impossible to change your MOS once you've chosen it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep budget in check, we seem to have run into yet another deficit...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It has thought me the value of hard work, determination, and having a window of opportunities available to me.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard

    Pros

    Great leadership and helps build character.

    Cons

    Your personal time will sometimes be put in hold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Invigorating, fun and a chance to do great things.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great. The benefits are amazing. The training is endless. Each opprotunity is unique. The work-life balance is perfect.

    Cons

    There really aren't any Cons to being part of somehing bigger than yourself. I guess the hardest part is being away from family and friends when training events happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being open minded about things will get you more respect from all persons. Don't always believe the guy/gal you've been around for years. When you tell someone something, follow through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Join for the....

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    Current Employee - Soldier in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Soldier in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    The benefits are worth it.

    Cons

    Some of the decisions made are ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the opinion of the real backbone of the Army... The E-4's or specialists.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great organization!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as college money, health insurance, life insurance, good pay for the relatively low time commitment.

    Cons

    Deployments can be disruptive. Sometimes drill isn't at a convenient time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with soldiers schedules. We have full-time commitments outside the part-time guard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Dedicated Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - All Source Intelligence Analyst in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - All Source Intelligence Analyst in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, experiences, and travel

    Cons

    Long days, dangerous assignments, frequent deployments (every 2 years in my case)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting jobs, funding, and programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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