U.S. Army Reserve Employee Reviews about "deployments"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
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293 Ratings
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  • "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. 5.0
      KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.reserve-current, less than 1 year

      Good experience if you have the right mindset

      Jan 14, 2021 - Software Engineer in Johnstown, PA
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      Pros

      Easiest job I ever had. A lot of fun experiences.

      Cons

      Training and deployments can interfere with personal life.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships

      Jul 12, 2020 - Senior Human Resources Sergeant 
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      Pros

      - Helps you become more well-rounded in terms of how you lead, how you interact with others, and what you value in life - Gain experiences you may not have otherwise had in the civilian world, in terms of training, travel, pushing your limits, team-building, and developing lasting relationships - A diverse network of people helps you with any problems you might face, such as financial issues, personal trauma, or even changing units and finding civilian employment - Command teams change every couple years, reducing the chances of cliques - Regulations are easily accessible for those who want to help themselves and others, and opportunities are there for those who seek them - With many job specialities available, which change with the times, Soldiers can align their interests and talents with serving their country

      Cons

      - Depending on your location, it may be difficult to find a unit that helps you to grow in your military career - It is inevitable that you will be pulled away from important family matters for drill weekends, deployments and training exercises - Employers who say they support veterans may not be as supportive of Soldiers who are currently serving part-time - Balancing the commitment to a civilian employer and your unit may strain you mentally and time-wise if neither wants to admit the other exists - Everyone's experiences, motivations, and personal sacrifices are different, making it sometimes difficult for Soldiers to empathize with or honor one another - In times of peace, it can be easy for some to forget what defending this country may actually require

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Versatile

      Jan 24, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX
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      Pros

      It's a great way to improve yourself while pursuing something in the civilian world. I was able to go to a one month training in Romania when I was 19 years old as part of a multinational military exercise.

      Cons

      Drill weekends tend to come at the worst times and deployments are always on the back of your mind.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      Dec 23, 2020 - Infantryman 
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      Pros

      Outstanding. wouldn't trade anything best decision ever

      Cons

      hours conditions deployments away from family

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good for the tricare

      Oct 19, 2020 - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Knox, KY
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      Pros

      Tricare benefits if you have a family, can't beat $220/mo for almost unbeatable coverage no matter how many members are in your family.

      Cons

      Deployments every 3 years, lack of career advancement. If you are over 32 you won't get a bid in with the FAA, even with prior service time for a buyback. Bonuses are a laugh (4k for 6 years).

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good side job

      Oct 20, 2020 - Company Commander in Kansas City, MO
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits for part time work, can't find anything better

      Cons

      Lost time with family during AT and deployments

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Opportunity

      Sep 14, 2020 - Cryptologic Language Analyst 
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      Pros

      You are often surrounded by a great group of people wanting to serve and protect

      Cons

      Deployments require being away from family for a long time

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      What you make of it

      Jan 10, 2020 - Commercial Loan Clerk/Representative in Cincinnati, OH
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      Pros

      Great benefits, travel, competitive pay, job training, and travel. Deployments.

      Cons

      Deployments. And one could always be assigned to a bad unit or a unit with poor leadership. Many units require more that "one weekend a month," that can be good or bad, depending on your viewpoint.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Training

      Oct 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Camp Robinson, AR
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      Pros

      Great Training, Good for go getters, Good Insurance

      Cons

      Its the military, Can be stressful, Threat of Deployments always something to keep in mind.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Army Life

      Feb 9, 2019 - Commander 
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      Pros

      Great benefits, everything is open to the soldiers, great leadership, excellent training opportunities.

      Cons

      Many deployments, time away from family, some jobs have high inherent risks.

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