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U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
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  • Hardships will occur where you may have to change locations or be away from family (in 13 reviews)

  • Active Duty experience is unappreciated (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Army Reserve Career Counselor (AGR)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The fact that you can assist Soldiers in shaping their careers, explaining the advantages of the benefits and education, and most of all Retirement.

    Cons

    Really no cons. As in any job there will be bad days and good, Leaders that are not supportive, and Company that is not so great. In all so what! the Pros in the Army Reserve will always outweigh the Cons. HOOAH!!!!


  2. "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Education
    Benefits
    Security clearance
    Good route for those undecided after graduating

    Cons

    Will spend a whole day doing absolutely nothing. Leadership is a hit or miss

  3. "Deputy Brigade Commander"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Brigade Commander in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Deputy Brigade Commander in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team Building, Leadership, learning environment, retirement and benefits, program management opportunities

    Cons

    Can interfere with some weekends


  4. "One weekend a month, two weeks a year."

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    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Lewis, WA
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Lewis, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Serve your country and get cheap(er) college while you do it.

    Cons

    Giving up your weekends isn't the funnest thing.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your middle management, a lot of the dual employment dod civilians/reserve members do a poor job.


  5. "Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel"

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    Former Employee - Battalion Commander
    Former Employee - Battalion Commander
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leading Soldiers and working as part of a unit to accomplish the mission. Serving your country as a Citizen Soldier.

    Cons

    All the wasted time on managing metrics that don't improve the collective capabilities of the Army Reserve. 20-30 hours a year in non-sense online training that Soldiers only click through to complete. The Army Reserve continues to find ways to save money at the expense of its Soldiers by finding ways to move training into Soldiers time versus programmed training time. The commitment of one weekend a month and two weeks a year is long gone. The return on the investment has been diminished over the years as they have aggressively found ways not to pay Soldiers for their time.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate what is important. Readiness metrics are over emphasized at the expense of training.


  6. "Weekend Warrior for Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Military benefits that are well worth putting up with the Cons for.
    If you are just joining the Army, go to Active Duty first.

    Cons

    Full time AGR staff at most units are usually lazy and unhelpful.
    Lack of camaraderie compared to Active Duty units.
    Active Duty experience is unappreciated.


  7. "IT Specialist - 25B"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity and growth in the civilian world since IT field is very demanding. Companies are quick to employ IT soldiers with security clearance and Security+ Certification.

    Cons

    IT Section/G6 in the division level have less staffs/soldiers. No room for any mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Some individuals do not need to be at the command/division/bridge level due to unprofessionalism and not punctual/on time.

  8. "Army Reserve"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow and gain unique experiences.

    Cons

    Can interfere with personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Continuation with opportunities to better yourself.


  9. "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get an AGR slot and get the same benefits as you would on Active duty.

    Cons

    The leadership usually sucks and only cares about readiness numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Actually, care about your soldiers and do not look at them as just numbers.


  10. "U.S. Army Reserve is a great way to serve your country and gain skills."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can develop leadership skills early on. In the Army Reserve, one has much more control over which unit you want to be in. Lots of traveling and adventure, the longer you stay in.

    Cons

    You have to devote time off weekend drills to staying engaged on physical fitness and medical condition of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders need to understand what happens at the tactical units and the challenges, since there are way too many demands on subordinate units that upper organizational staffs should be doing.


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