Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor / Technician (Current Employee), Montgomery, AL – July 28, 2015
Supervisors genuinely care for their people and try to create a family oriented environment. The organization strives to maintain a balance between a demanding schedule and a comfortable family lifestyle.
This workplace was just like your typical fast food workplace. The co-workers were fun and most got along. Everyone helped everyone when the workday got really busy. Management had their good and bad days.
Administrative Support (Current Employee), March Air Reserve Base, CA – June 19, 2015
Proud to serve! I enjoy coming to work and knowing that I'm making a difference. I've learned many valuable skills in the Air Force from clerical to being a material handler. My unit has made me an overall well rounded person.
Avionics Technician (Former Employee), Fresno, CA – June 11, 2015
Pros: Good benefits, great training, skills to last a lifetime
Cons: May take you places you didn't particularly want to go
A great place to work where you can see new things and visit new places. You will earn trust and responsibility and be appreciated. You will learn at least one career path. You will develop a stronger tie with your community. You will have confidence in yourself, and those you work with. Integrity First. Service before Self. Excellence in all we do. These are the Tenets of the United States Air Force.
Management Analyst (Former Employee), Ventura County California – May 16, 2015
Pros: See the world
Cons: Go some places that are not much fun
What can I say, working for the Guard was a privilege and a great experience.
For most it is a weekend a month and two weeks a year. But for a select few it is a full time job. I was lucky to make the Guard a full time job for many years and still miss it 15 years after retiring.
Logistics Manager (Former Employee), Boise, ID – May 8, 2015
Pros: Knowing your job made a difference.
Cons: Knowing that the harder you worked that more work would be waiting for you.
Typical work day was very busy with many tasks to accomplish. I learned how to multi-task and that I deserved better treatment than I got. Management was the worst. My last supervisor was looking for any reason to write me up and usually did. Most of my co-workers were worried about themselves and their careers. Management fostered conflict and caused little to no teamwork. The hardest part of the job was having the motivation to go to work. There was absolutely no chance for advancement unless you spent time not doing your job and telling the supervisors how great they are(even though they were far from great). The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help the people who were truly dedicated to getting the job done and trying to work as a team. When I left the bosses were trying to phase out those who wanted to work as a team.
TSgt E-6 (Technician) (Current Employee), North Highlands, CA – April 23, 2015
Cons: Only work one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer.
Close knit. Hard working. Great atmosphere. Senior leadership truly cares about those they supervise. Love who I work with and who I supervise. Everyone is working towards the same goal of supporting the Air Force as well as responding to assist in the event of state emergencies such as earthquakes, wildfires, etc. I feel like I make a pivotal impact each and every time I attend drill weekends.
Senior Airman (E-4) (Current Employee), Aurora, CO – April 10, 2015
I joined the National Guard to help pay for college. And I was able to do this. But like any organization, there are things that are uncomfortable and seemingly unfair. It is a solid organization, but it is difficult when you only work once a month.