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US National Guard Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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US National Guard General Joseph L. Lengyel
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Pros
  • Great place to serve your country while being a citizen (in 32 reviews)

  • Great benefits, many oppurtunities present just have to reach out (in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • You are away from family for a little while (in 30 reviews)

  • Driving a truck for long hours can sometimes result in your not returning to home until 2AM (situational) (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Nice career place to work."

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    Former Employee - Retired in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Retired in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US National Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, coworkers, benefits,, travel, opportunity.

    Cons

    Possible death, dangerous, uniform, travel, leadership.


  2. "Loved my Time in the Guard"

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    Former Employee - Chaplain in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Chaplain in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at US National Guard (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership training, work with all types of people, experience personal challenges regularly, and still get to pick where you live and what you do as a civilian.

    Cons

    Red tape! As an officer, the Guard takes over your life and your family. It's not a job. It's a service. Think of it as something you do as a patriot, not for the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Soldiers first.

  3. "Most Full time- part time gig"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great experiences and endless opportunities for full time employment. Civil and Federal missions keep you busy in an ever changing environment.

    Cons

    No longer the "weekend warrior"
    Takes away from family life... hard to get that perfect balance of work and family life.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to those coming through the ranks and support them with decisions to switch MOS's ... going to loose a lot of great Soldiers due to units not supporting their wants to change it up.


  4. "92 Y Unit Supply& Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Student in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was in Active Duty and I decided to move on but I joined to the National Guard to keep some Benefits.

    Cons

    Is just one weekend every month.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great Job.


  5. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to create new processes to streamline information to senior managers. Also, opportunities to make a positive impression if you have the right leadership traits.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic environment. Some projects take way too long to bring to fruition. Need to be well networked to achieve the highest levels.


  6. "Great Part Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Platoon Leader in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US National Guard part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Great Benefits
    * Excellent professional development
    * Outstanding leadership and training

    Cons

    * Deployments and training can be hard on families


  7. "Recruiting AGR"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at US National Guard full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    No work and family balance

    Advice to Management

    don't treat your people as expendable

  8. "National Guard"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and health insurance benefits.

    Cons

    You can be deployed overseas

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Frankfort, KY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Frankfort, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work schedule if you have good time management skills.

    Cons

    Some long hours can happen, so be prepared.

    Advice to Management

    More instruction on time management


  10. "Services"

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    Former Employee - Services in ‘Ewa Gentry, HI
    Former Employee - Services in ‘Ewa Gentry, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a traditional reservist if provided me skills that I could transfer to my civilian job through computer skills and basic trouble shooting. It also allowed me to help train others in the field.

    Cons

    I really have nothing bad to say about being in the Air National Guard. You really can't complain about being deployed because it's what you signed up for.


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