U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2021

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
275 Ratings
Pros
  • "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
      Current Employee

      You get out of it what you are willing to put into it...

      23 Apr 2021 - Intelligence Analyst in Phoenix, AZ
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      Pros

      Great training and work experience if you are motivated to push for it. You get a TS/SCI Clearance with the DOD (Department of Defense) which can be very useful to put on your resume in future endeavors with civilian government contractors (which is where you will really make the big bucks) you also get paid civilian education aka: tuition assistance.

      Cons

      Depending on the unit you are attached to, you will really have to push for additional training and certificates for further education in your field. For example, I was attached to an MP (Military Police) unit who didn't have the funds or priority to send me to all the high speed courses I wanted to attend. So try you best to get attached to a Intelligence unit where they will take care of you. Also, training is only one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer so you have small windows of training opportunities. If you are really interested in being an Intelligence Analyst I recommend going active duty to get real experience first, that way you are only locked into a 4 year contract instead of a 6 year and you will for sure get real experience and better benefits such as insurance, financial support, and complete civilian education tuition assistance.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      I'll miss the comradery

      6 Jun 2021 - Retrans Team Leader in Fort Belvoir, VA
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      Pros

      *One weekend to three days a month *Two to Four weeks in the Summer-time *The leadership was finally improving *Health Insurance

      Cons

      *Leadership was not stern enough. Soldiers would get away with purposely signing up for college classes to avoid the annual training despite knowing about it 6-7 months in advance. *Annual training was typically two weeks a year; unfortunately, the last couple of years, their length increased to a month. As a result, several soldiers in my unit would have to take a hefty pay cut to attend these annual training. *Despite us being a communications company, ours tended to suck from time to time. Leadership would not pass down important information and sit on it longer than they should.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Retirement

      13 Jun 2021 - Deputy Staff Judge Advocate in North Chesterfield
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      Pros

      The scope of legal actions from administrative separations, contract review packages (CASO), line of duty (LODs) determinations, wills, powers or attorney, financial disclosure assistance, and providing advise to commanders.

      Cons

      Required to relocate every three years and better support for military spouses.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It is what it is

      10 Jun 2021 - Paralegal Specialist 
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      Pros

      - Work a weekend a month - Good work environment

      Cons

      - Definitely need another job in addition to this - Need to go through all of training

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      10 Jun 2021 - Costumer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      Great experience, and great training

      Cons

      The time away from family

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      The people are great, the leadership not so much

      12 Jun 2021 - Psychological Operations Specialist in Belton, MO
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      Pros

      Great people made the job better

      Cons

      Terrible moral Top leadership more worried about checking boxes than being a good leader Menial tasks just to appear to be busy Difficult to get into different schools

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Depends on your goals and schedule

      16 Apr 2021 - Soldier 
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      Pros

      It's the Army, so you get Tricare and a couple hundred bucks every month

      Cons

      Expectation that the Army always takes priority even for mundane training events that could be made up. They frankly don't seem to care about your civilian employer or your other obligations, even though you need your job to pay the bills and feed your family. If you are looking for a weekend a month and two weeks a year obligation and that's it, don't listen to the recruiter and walk away now. I have to work at least a few hours between drills that is uncompensated and time that could be spent doing other things. If that is not an issue to you then go for it, but if that's the case I'd look at active duty because at least they keep a roof over your head and pay your bills.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good opportunity

      13 Jun 2021 - 25V Combat Documentation%2FProduction Specialist in Gwynn Oak, MD
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      Pros

      Benefits are good for school and medical

      Cons

      Have to take off time from work or school

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company to develop leadership skills

      6 Jun 2021 - Information Technology Specialist in Dublin, CA
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      Pros

      Great educational and medical benefits Development in leadership skills Room for growth.

      Cons

      Working schedule can change often Communication to employees is not very efficient or can improve significantly

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great job

      26 May 2021 - SOTS in Mountain View, CA
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      Pros

      great benefit, great hours, nice experience

      Cons

      salary a little low, but benefit is great,

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