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U.S. Army Reserve CEO Jeffrey W. Talley
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  1. "U.S. Army Reserve"

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Fort Belvoir, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Army Reserve is a great institution that is successful at providing additional forces to fight our nations wars while not costing the taxpayers the amount it would to have that number of forces on active duty.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is very difficult for the leadership that has to balance their civilian job with their family, their military duties and the additional leadership requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.

    U.S. Army Reserve2017-11-04
  2. "Old doctrine"

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    Former Employee - US Army Officer in Washington, DC
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people, challenging problems, good resources. Environment in which career growth is only limited by the personal drive (or lack thereof).

    Cons

    Myopic strategic environment, hidebound to old strategic doctrine. Intellectually ill-prepared for the dtrategic challenges of the 21st century.

    Advice to Management

    Generals should stop looking at the revolving door in the the defense contractor industry.

    U.S. Army Reserve2017-05-26
  3. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Orlando, FL
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership opportunities, working with other people in a diverse and adaptable environment. A lot of experience that can transfer over to the real world.

    Cons

    Administrative side is extremely slow; you work for a salary, but it's not a consistent pay schedule. Communication is the only way to fix anything.

    U.S. Army Reserve2016-01-29
  4. "Army Officer"

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Belle Chasse, LA
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel Pay and benefits Diversity of positions, you're not locked into one or two jobs Health care is free

    Cons

    Moving Meetings Drill weekend Senior leaders focused on their careers and not yours

    Advice to Management

    STOP with the meetings and briefs on the weekends. Let Soldiers train on their JOBS instead!

    U.S. Army Reserve2015-08-20
  5. "Serve on 1 week end"

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Jefferson Barracks, MO
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    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The biggest Pro is that it happens once a month to get a little cash in your pocket enough to at least pay your phone bill. Another big pro is that you get Tri Care. Granted its not Tri Care Prime but its still cheaper than most health care plans. Finally a huge Pro is that its EASY MONEY.

    Cons

    The Con here is the potential to get sent to war. Another is the 2 weeks you have to serve once a year and throughs off your summer vacation.

    Advice to Management

    As long as you are in the right place at the right time in the right uniform you will get promoted in no time. Promotion is fast in the military unless you are a scum bag.

    U.S. Army Reserve2014-10-27
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