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California National Guard Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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California National Guard Brigadier General David S. Baldwin
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Pros
  • In addition, the part-time nature of the work will allow you to have more time to pursue your civilian obligations (in 4 reviews)

  • It's good training for someone who has no training and has no way of getting any training (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Full time positions are competitive to obtain and most require travel or residence in Sacramento (in 3 reviews)

  • Deployments, high op-temp, depending on your MOS/Position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Good training and great camaraderie.

    Cons

    Sometimes you put in too much time between drills.


  2. "Your career is literally in your hands"

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    Current Employee - CH-47F Helicopter Pilot in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - CH-47F Helicopter Pilot in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting, challenging, diverse missions, depending on your MOS/Position.

    Cons

    Deployments, high op-temp, depending on your MOS/Position.

  3. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Infantryman in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at California National Guard part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learn skills maybe, Deploy... Honestly I enjoy it.

    Cons

    Education benefits are worse here than other states. The IL Guard covers 100% of your tuition for state schools and community colleges. This coming from a state that wants to give free college and health care out to everyone... What a joke.

    Advice to Management

    The issue really isn't with the Guard but with the CA legislator.


  4. "California Army National Guard review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at California National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Good schools, good guys, overall positive experience.

    Cons

    They tried to recall the bonuses.


  5. "Guard is great part-time and under-resourced for full-time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at California National Guard full-time

    Pros

    There are excellent and diverse people to meet in the Guard - those who are teachers and entrepreneurs in their full-time careers and then serve part-time for the Guard.

    Cons

    Full-time staff is consistently overwhelmed. Not enough staff. Those in the highest leadership positions want more with less resources.

    Advice to Management

    Do less...period. Doing less better is a great concept but doesn't translate to the Company levels.


  6. "IT Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California National Guard (More than a year)

    Pros

    As far as employers go the US government is a very stable environment with great benefits to include sick leave, annual leave, and military leave.

    Cons

    Very slow hiring process and is very adverse to change. They are incredibly set in their ways, it is easy to become complacent in the environment.


  7. "Love it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at California National Guard full-time

    Pros

    Overall love what I do and the folks I work with.

    Cons

    Need to update the offices and offer WiFi

    Advice to Management

    Keep the moral up and don't forget about the little guys.

  8. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to get a lot of experience from. Helps out with personal time and civilian time

    Cons

    There is no cons. Pretty much we join and we gotta be ready to provide/ keep our end of the agreement


  9. "CA-ARNG J6"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at California National Guard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork was excellent there! the people I work with were amazing!

    Cons

    Needs to do a better job reviewing leaders. There was some toxic leadership in the past & it was not dealt with timely or properly.


  10. "officer"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager/Logistics Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager/Logistics Officer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at California National Guard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership opportunity and great chance to see the world.

    Cons

    Can be a clicky type of place with little chance to move up if not part of the "in crowd" or good ol boy system.


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