US National Guard

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US National Guard Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.9 181 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

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Frank J. Grass

(8 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)

181 Employee 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

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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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    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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    Great organization!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFind something you love to do and you'll never work a day in your life - I really have enjoyed the people and the mission - even when it brought me to Iraq or Afghanistan.

    ConsAfter 30 years of commissioned service you need to leave the organization and make room for the young guys

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    What an experience!

    Cannon Crew Member (Former Employee) Fort Sill, OK

    ProsI believe there are many great benwfits to working for this Army. For me, the best reasons to work here are the experiences you receive during and the lessons you are taught after. I loved the experience.

    ConsNow the challenges are a little more annoying. If you can take sleeping uncomfortably, eating crappy food, and working all day while learning great things, then the army is for you.

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

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    Retirement after 25 years

    Battalion Supply SGT (Current Employee) Lawton, OK

    ProsYou can retire after 20 years with 50% of your pay.

    ConsTime away from family and missing important family functions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have to work hard and do more than your share to get promoted.

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

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    It was Awesome!!!

    Police Officer (Current Employee) Hartford, CT

    ProsLeadership: Loyalty Eagerness, attitude, duty, effort, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and proud

    ConsLong hours and too many formations!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Career

    Readiness NCO (Current Employee) Eastover, SC

    ProsOpportunity to serve country and state at the same time, good pay and benefits

    ConsGood Old Boy Network still has alot of power

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep everyone informed

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

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    I love it!

    National Guard (Current Employee) Rapid City, SD

    ProsGreat benefits, Helps pay for school, pretty decent pay for little experience.

    ConsADOS runs year to year so might not get renewed the following fiscal year.

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

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    Officer candidate

    Officer Candidate (Current Employee) Fort Lewis, WA

    ProsThe brotherhood of soldiers and the doors this program opens are magnificent.

    ConsOnly one weekend per month means less money to be made. Also it makes getting a lot of things done difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more decisive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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