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US National Guard Reviews

Updated April 2, 2018
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US National Guard General Joseph L. Lengyel
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  • Time away from family, mentally challenging (in 32 reviews)

  • Some long hours can happen, so be prepared (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Industrial Hygiene Technician"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene
    Current Employee - Industrial Hygiene
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Ability to think on your feet

    Cons

    Have to play the "Good Ol' Boy" game


  2. "A pretty good experience"

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

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A little extra pay, college money, work experience, a great place to learn discipline, travel to interesting places

    Cons

    potential to travel to dangerous places, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage your leardership. Expect the job to get done, but let them do their job.

  3. "National Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Good start right out of high school to give me options before I was ready to make a decision. Security clearance, college degree, experience, and the people is my personal takeaway.

    Cons

    It was the Army. All cons are expected for military duty. It isn't for everyone.


  4. "19D Scout"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    You get paid to shoot .50 machine guns

    Cons

    They own you for the duration of your contract

    Advice to Management

    Negative reinforcement is not an effective motivational tool


  5. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hour and good time management for your family

    Cons

    Crazy Overtime work hours

    Advice to Management

    Soldier Care


  6. "Platoon Leader"

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    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Winter Haven, FL
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Winter Haven, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at with great benefits

    Cons

    You might be away from your family for long periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "love my job"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am a contractor but my experience has been great for the last five years. pay is not bad for the state of MS, great coworkers to work with, and I love all the soldiers for the job they do!

    Cons

    contract renew every year and have to go through a bid process.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!

  8. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US National Guard part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, team oriented, focused to help anyone at anytime.

    Cons

    Time away, uncertainty at times, and the occasional egotistic leader.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building and maintaining integrity leadership


  9. "Good at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Insurance is the main reason I am still in.

    Cons

    Too many changes without enough thought.


  10. "Platoon Leader"

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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 US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Leadership experience, start off leading at least 30 people.

    Cons

    Expected to do much outside of work, for a part-time job.


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