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"A tour at the Guard Bureau is challenging, eye opening, and highly rewarding... if you can deal with bureaucracy."

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Former Employee - Legislative Liaison in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Legislative Liaison in Washington, DC
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I worked at US National Guard full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Wide variety of missions, strong career growth opportunities, culture of mentorship, work/life balance, great pay and benefits, opportunities for travel.

Cons

Bureaucratic systems can be frustrating, headquartered in the suburbs of VA not near METRO, potential to find yourself professionally pigeonholed.

Advice to Management

Give Guardmen the opportunity to weigh in on process improvement. Soldiers and civilians give tremendously of themselves because they believe in the mission, the best way to honor that is to ensure their time is well spent.

Other Employee Reviews for US National Guard

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    "Third largest employer in Rhode Island"

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    Current Employee - Soldier in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Soldier in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    FREE college with a state tuition waiver
    Federal GI Bill for college
    Medical Insurance
    Dental Insurance
    Life Insurance / $400,000
    Thrift Saving Plan / 401-K
    Tax free base shopping
    Free travel (nationwide) on all military flights
    Military discounts at Disney Resorts
    Family support network

    Cons

    Always have to ready for a state emergancy . Always alert. (natural disasters, terrorist attacks)

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Everyone should serve"

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    Current Employee - 68W Instructor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - 68W Instructor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to travel and meet new people.
    Great experiance that I can use to help my civilican life.
    Great values system.
    I feel like I'm actually contributing to something much bigger than myself that will help make things better for my family in the future.

    Cons

    Extremely Senior upper management doesn't seem to understand what really goes on my level.
    Takes time away from family, and sometimes on EXTREMELY short notice.

    Advice to Management

    DON'T MICRO MANAGE EVERYTHING!!!

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