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New York Army National Guard Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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  1. "Great opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Gives great experience and skills for civilian jobs as well.

    Cons

    Must take precedence over other life events.


  2. "Platoon Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Management Experience, extra time always available

    Cons

    Location, part-time and training requirements

  3. "NYARNG Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at New York Army National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding, second family, great people

    Cons

    Sometimes away from family. Can be difficult


  4. "UH-60 Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Ronkonkoma, NY

    Pros

    Serve your country
    Learn about helicopters

    Cons

    Not a full time job for me


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great people, serving your country and community, get to make peoples lives better

    Cons

    long hours, very demanding command

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to how much your soldiers work and when they are burnt out


  6. "Platoon Leader"

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    Current Employee - Infantry Platoon Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Infantry Platoon Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Variety of skills one can learn
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Limited Training time
    State funded - so getting schools is tough

    Advice to Management

    Get more funding


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    Current Employee - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Specialist in Maspeth, NY
    Current Employee - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Specialist in Maspeth, NY

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to protect your home town.

    Cons

    You never know when your unit will be deployed.

  8. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Steady paycheck.

    Cons

    Your a contracted worker. Meaning you cant quit, Pay is not relevant to high cost of living areas. Budget cuts. Do more with less. No money for schools. AGR gets paid double what Technicians make. Allot of Technicians work 3 jobs to support their family.
    You will not be able to buy a house based on your technician paycheck. You will not be able to support a family on this job alone.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid the New York Army National Guard.


  9. "Operations and Training"

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    Current Employee - Operations and Training in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Operations and Training in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at New York Army National Guard full-time

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to grow and add increased levels of responsbilibity. You will grow in everything from human resource managment, project managment, budget, and team building.

    Cons

    You can not be successfull if you are not willing to move around the state for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Too many people spend 5 to 8 years in a positions. Officers should spend no more than three years in a duty position and then be moved to another assignment. Too many people spend there whole careers in Albany and not enough assignments in the field. It creates two different classes and a dissconnect from reality.


  10. "Not a good time to join."

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    Current Employee - Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The highlight of my time in the Guard was my time as an infantry platoon leader. Close camaraderie and leadership that cared about their men and getting the mission done.

    Cons

    Being on staff with support Soldiers. It's a toxic atmosphere of backbiting careerists who only care about climbing the ladder and will step on anyone to do so. The Army overall is becoming too metrics driven and ignoring the realities of training and leading Soldiers.
    Also the Army is being destroyed by budget cuts in Washington and a very unfriendly administration. It's not a good time to join.

    Advice to Management

    Leading people is more than metrics. Your Soldiers and doing the right thing are more important than your career.


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