U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
242 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and rewarding job(in 44 reviews)

  • "With many job specialities available, which adapt to the times, Soldiers can align their interests and talents with serving their country(in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is inevitable that you will be pulled away from important family matters for drill weekends, deployments and training exercises(in 47 reviews)

  • "No negative issues it is military(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Great organization"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clearance, Veterans preference, retirement, discounted health insurance

    Cons

    scheduling conflicts, long promotion time,

  2. "Great job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Company Commander in West Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Allows you to care for people

    Cons

    Deploying can be long but rewarding


  3. "Good benefits for one weekend a month"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automated Logistical Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits without too much to ask other than one weekend a month.

    Cons

    It is still the army.

  4. "US Army"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Commander in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to grow into a better decision maker and understand how decision can affect people's lives

    Cons

    It can get too politicized

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Sergeant in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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 adapt to 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

  6. "Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Sergeant 

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time

    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

  7. "Chief of Army Reserve Office"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Fort Belvoir, VA

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities, good environment, very easy to understand organizational structure.

    Cons

    Not overly open to new or innovative ideas.

  8. "Work experience that's local and pays for my education"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Army Recruiter in Summerville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Local jobs; tuition assistance; get paid to learn job; no job experience necessary; healthcare; retirement savings plan; pick your job guaranteed before contracting! Will not restrict you to any one location, move if you want/need to.

    Cons

    Only part-time (1 weekend each month & 2 weeks during the summer). Don't receive retirement check until age 61 (retire with 20 years service and wait for check)

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  9. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ammunition Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, salary, fitness, perks, comradery

    Cons

    poor leadership at mid-level management

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  10. "Great Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O4 - Army - Major in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to Travel the World

    Cons

    Can conflict with your civilian career

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