U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2021

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
266 Ratings
Pros
  • "Able to help Soldiers with administrative problems(in 48 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and rewarding job(in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "Training and deployments can interfere with personal life(in 52 reviews)

  • "Can be hard to balance military and civilian life(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "42A"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Human Resources 

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in the field.

    Cons

    Need a new location that works for me.

  2. "new hire"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Dix, NJ

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    the job provides stability as opposed to PCSing every 3 years. Federal benefits to include retirement.

    Cons

    lack of advancement must maintain USAR membership


  3. "GoArmy.com"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Adviser/Command Sergeant Major in Whitehall, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professionalism, Service to Country, Family

    Cons

    Time away from family and events

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  4. COVID-19

    "Flight experience and training"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot 

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

    Pros

    Provides excellent initial and ongoing regular flight training

    Cons

    Flight hour program has been affected and reduced this past year largely due to COVID challenges

  5. "Opportunities and Frustrations"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay, opportunities are out there but you must seek them. Generally lower level leadership supportive.

    Cons

    It's bureaucratic and high level leadership only cares about their own careers.

  6. "Great People"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Healthcare, dental, tuition assistance, training opportunities, promotions.

    Cons

    Weekend and two-week summer drills sometimes interfere with personal life.

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  7. "Good work if you can get it"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being an officer gives high ROI, especially benefits

    Cons

    You need to manage your own career carefully

  8. "Great Career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Officer in Savannah, GA

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    travel, pay, benefits, retirement, people

    Cons

    could be dangerous; bureaucratic at times

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  9. "Depends on the unit"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Officer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to switch between jobs and decide where you want your career to take you. Very affordable healthcare plan and employer matches thrift savings plan contributions up to 5%.

    Cons

    Deeply entrenched cultural problems that require action from the top down to remedy. Complaints of sexual harassment are often ignored or downplayed. No way to report toxic leadership without providing concrete evidence of criminal behavior.

  10. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Army Reserves in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay and great organization

    Cons

    nothing. Let's serve the country

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