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US National Guard Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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US National Guard General Joseph L. Lengyel
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Pros
  • "It is an honor to serve your country and state" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Great place to work at with great benefits" (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time away from family, mentally challenging" (in 33 reviews)

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

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  1. "42a"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get sit around and talk to all the sections

    Cons

    you dont learn much since they have active duty ncos


  2. "Automated Logistics Specialist"

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    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort McClellan, AL
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort McClellan, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, life long learning, stay busy, people interaction

    Cons

    Sitting for periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Organization could be better

  3. "Great Experience"

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

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Travel, Good People, Fun Times

    Cons

    Takes time away from family

    Advice to Management

    appreciate your troops


  4. "Horribly slow promotions for officers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Possible quality leadership experience at a young age.

    Cons

    Super slow promotions of any kind.

    Advice to Management

    Please expedite promotions. You are losing lots of good officers.


  5. "Munitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    The trips and the people

    Cons

    being away from home and family


  6. "Good hobby to indulge in to meet an eclectic circle of likeminded people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and learn new skills in a team environment.

    Cons

    Training dates change at the commanders discretion that can really mess around your full time employment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and trust your junior guys more. Get involved at the junior levels to understand more effective leadership.


  7. "91 Bravo"

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    Current Employee - 91 Bravo in Seaford, DE
    Current Employee - 91 Bravo in Seaford, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits good program and good pay

    Cons

    alot of dumb stuff comes with it

  8. "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    hummm - that is not easy to nail dew; job security for civil servants

    Cons

    culture not always positive though some pockets of excellence

    Advice to Management

    stop ignoring problems and get rid of toxic leaders at the GS-15 level


  9. "From Illinois To Florida"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Great benefits.
    Great friends that will become family.

    Cons

    Takes priority over everything, which can lead to some complications


  10. "Love it"

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

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time

    Pros

    Being sonething bigger than yourself.
    Noticing you can do things you never thought possible.
    Education benefits.

    Cons

    If you're not in shape drills will kill you. Just stay working out and you'll be fine.


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