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U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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U.S. Army Reserve CEO Jeffrey W. Talley
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  1. "Worst Organization in the world."

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    Current Employee - 92F Petroleum Specialist in Chillicothe, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would not recommend this organization.

    Cons

    Bad leadership in the chain of command from commander in chief down to the sergeant level. I tried to put in my two weeks at Basic Training and I am still in the U.S. ARMY three years later. Attached to an unprofessional unit in Chillicothe, OH who did not contact me until nine months after AIT Training. These positions are underpaid and I do not have enough money to afford a car and housing or to report to... Chillicothe, OH. Civilians are discriminatory towards soldiers in Cincinnati. This is the worst organization I have ever been a part of.

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    U.S. Army Reserve2019-05-28
  2. "Civilian Jobs not the best"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time and self development

    Cons

    Under paid for work being performed, heavy work loads

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate GS levels for positons

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-05-03
  3. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Company Commander 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Free trips to unpleasant areas

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-16
  4. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    life insurance and meeting new people. Reserve status are only for a select few. Definitely consider active before this route

    Cons

    overworked and underpaid. All jobs have their issues, but the Army has a lot of them!!

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-29
  5. "U.S. Army Reserve"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Skilled technical training to use in the future Ability to travel to foreign countries Gain valuable professional skills

    Cons

    Required monthly weekend training and annual two weeks away from home

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-13
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Experience is great Education is easy to obtain

    Cons

    Nothing really, just make sure you choose a close unit

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-04
  7. "Awesome experience"

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    Current Employee - Drill Instructor 

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

    Pros

    Future soldier development and adventure

    Cons

    Long days and hours. Too much authority is given to the new recruits these days

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-01
  8. "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Training Sergeant in Sheffield, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and the best place to work

    Cons

    I do not have any grievances

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed to being the best!

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-03-28
  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - 68a 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits that cover all your worries

    Cons

    Base pay isn’t that good

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-04-09
  10. "It’s not as simple as they say it is"

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    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in San Marcos, TX

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

    Pros

    Service to Country, honorable, shoot guns every now and then

    Cons

    The one weekend a month/ 2 weeks in the summer, is not as simple as they make it sound. Drill weekends regularly are extended into the week, like a Fri-Sun; or a Thur-Sun. Taking those days off are like pulling teeth. Morale is usually pretty low in the Reserves too, compared to Active Duty.

    U.S. Army Reserve2019-03-07
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