Compare US National Guard vs U.S. Army Reserve BETA

See how U.S. Army Reserve vs. US National Guard compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 798 reviews)
4.1
(based on 649 reviews)
Career Opportunities
4.2
4.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
4.3
Work-life balance
3.5
3.7
Senior Management
3.4
3.6
Culture & Values
4.1
4.3
CEO Approval
US National Guard Ceo Joseph L. Lengyel
86%Joseph L. Lengyel
U.S. Army Reserve Ceo Jeffrey W. Talley
86%Jeffrey W. Talley
% Recommend to a friend
79%
80%
Positive Business Outlook
63%
52%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Human Resources Specialist11 Salaries
$63,471/yr
Operations Officer7 Salaries
$95,228/yr
US Army4 Salaries
$102,075/yr
Senior Human Resources Manager3 Salaries
$80,091/yr
Logistics Manager2 Salaries
$61,658/yr
Unit Administrator6 Salaries
$45,688/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Great benefits"(in 61 reviews)
"Soldiers"(in 43 reviews)
"Soldiers"(in 40 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 38 reviews)
Cons
"Deployments"(in 62 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 45 reviews)
"Deployments"(in 44 reviews)
"Military"(in 35 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Military Police

I worked at US National Guard full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Learned how to adapt to situations.

Cons

Not enough relevant training for soliders.

Advice to Management

Be more open to personnel concerns.

Current Employee - Prior Enlisted Captain

I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Teamwork focused Professional work environment My personal and favorite element of military service is putting our Nation before petty politics. If you want to work for an organization that is... results-oriented, the Army is the place for you. You can see the effects your hard work has in real-time and you get to learn from the most experienced leaders in the military.

Cons

A lot is expected from TPU soldiers, and, without more time than a single weekend, duty becomes sometimes PowerPoint fluffing.

Advice to Management

Less PowerPoint, more field training.

Job Postings