U.S. Army Reserve Employee Reviews about "military"

Updated 2 Jan 2021

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
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295 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

      Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships

      12 Jul 2020 - Senior Human Resources Sergeant 
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      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

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      2 Jan 2021 - Army Civil Affairs in Saint Petersburg, FL
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      Pros

      Good opportunities in the Army Reserves.

      Cons

      Can be hard to balance military and civilian life.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A lot of good training

      18 Oct 2020 - I T in Little Rock, AR
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      Pros

      I got a I.T certificate in 6 months

      Cons

      No real cons in the military

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Army Reserves Officer

      5 Sep 2020 - Platoon Leader 
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      Pros

      Being able to serve in the military while keeping a full-time job is extremely rewarding, and the opportunities presented in the reserves are not insignificant

      Cons

      Part-time military can be really hard to work with. Only seeing soldiers once a month makes it difficult to get required tasks done, and constant communication is extremely important.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Generally positive experience

      11 Nov 2019 - Military Police in Joplin, MO
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      Pros

      You get out of it what you put into it. There are a lot of skills that can be developed that translate well into other personal and professional aspects of life. In particular interpersonal communication skills are useful and provided ample opportunity to be developed. It's a great place to build confidence and life long personal and professional relationships.

      Cons

      It's just as easy to end up under toxic leadership as excellent, but the worst thing is that in a situation of having to serve under toxic leadership it can seem impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, or to get out from under that leadership without leaving the military with an overall bad experience. That said, you're most likely to fall under neutral to slightly good leadership.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Making a difference

      31 Mar 2020 - Paralegal NCO 
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      Pros

      Travel, Impacting lives and careers

      Cons

      No negative issues it is military.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent Experience Building Opportunity

      11 Jul 2019 - Company Commander 
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      Pros

      Helps you develop people skills focusing on teamwork, problem solving, and resource management.

      Cons

      Like with anything military you should expect to spend time away from your family.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Training

      25 Oct 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Camp Robinson, AR
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      Pros

      Great Training, Good for go getters, Good Insurance

      Cons

      Its the military, Can be stressful, Threat of Deployments always something to keep in mind.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Army

      27 Sep 2019 - Heavy Mobile Equipment Inspector in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Holidays, safe job, consistent pay.

      Cons

      Leadership tries to act like military status and not civilians.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      family oriented

      2 Jul 2019 - Nutritionist 
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      Pros

      the job has a self enriching level of discipline

      Cons

      the disseminating of information to military personnel is unorganized

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