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

Updated 5 Sep 2020

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
261 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)

  • "Part-time military can be really hard to work with(in 40 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Army Reserves Officer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader 
    Recommends

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

    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.

  2. 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


  3. "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

  4. "Making a difference"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paralegal NCO 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, Impacting lives and careers

    Cons

    No negative issues it is military.

  5. "Generally positive experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Military Police in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. "Great Training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Robinson, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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  7. "Army"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Mobile Equipment Inspector in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holidays, safe job, consistent pay.

    Cons

    Leadership tries to act like military status and not civilians.

  8. "Excellent Experience Building Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Commander 

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

    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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  9. "family oriented"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Nutritionist 

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

    Pros

    the job has a self enriching level of discipline

    Cons

    the disseminating of information to military personnel is unorganized

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  10. "Great leadership skills"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great way to lay your foundation for future work.

    Cons

    Not everyone can strive in a military environment.

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