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Challenging place to work but very rewarding.
Senior HR Manager (Part Time) (Former Employee), Columbus, GASeptember 28, 2014
Pros: great tax breaks
Cons: worked plenty weekends
Very busy work environment with quickly changing priorities
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It is an interesting place to work and you will learn a lot about yourself
HR Generalist (Current Employee), Saint Augustine, FLSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: learning how to be an effective hr professional and manager
Cons: progression can be slow
A typical day at work was pretty routine where there were some various curve balls due to the nature of our jobs. We are HR professionals, however we work for the state of Florida by supporting Army National Guard soldiers all of the state. I learned about about myself as an HR professional as well as leadership and management. My co-workers and I got – more... along, however there comes a time in our careers where we must seen progression rather than remaining stagnant or comfortable. The hardest part of the job would be wanting to progress and because of a peak, you can't progress. The most enjoyable part of my job is supporting and providing the soldiers that I serve great customer service. The soldiers are why we do what we do. – less
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Provides support for the country
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee), MarylandSeptember 28, 2014
Unit proud to serve the country. Hard working personnel that take pride in unit readiness .
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92F Petroleum Supply Specialist, (Current Employee), Huntington, WVSeptember 28, 2014
Army lifestyle but only 1 weekend a month. Not much else to say
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Human Resources Assistant
Human Resource Specialist (Current Employee), Fort McClellan, ALSeptember 27, 2014
Pros: worked with cadets directly
Cons: n/a
•Efficient management and preparation of correspondence and communications.
•In depth collection, analysis and integration of information.
•Complex scheduling and organizing of meetings, appointments and travel arrangements.
•Proven success in the development and implementation of improved administrative processes.
•A reputation as a self-directed worker – more... who uses her initiative to get the job done in a fast-paced work environment with demanding deadlines. – less
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paperwork
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), Topeka, KSSeptember 27, 2014
it wa great. Had a good time and feel accomplished to have served my country
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it was an experiance
Infantryman/ Driver (Former Employee), Hillsboro, ORSeptember 26, 2014
Pros: the pay
Cons: mres
Deployed drove mraps to maxpro plus type vehicles came back to the states and now drive the Humvee its to easy. 50000 combat driving miles. 6 plus hours at a time.
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Honor Guard duty is very rewarding
Military Honor Guard (Former Employee), Bronx, NYSeptember 26, 2014
Honor Guard provides a diversified work environment.

The most enjoyable part of this particular duty is when the families of the Fallen are pleased with the services provided.
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Enjoyed my time in service
Aircraft Powerplant repairer (Former Employee), Pineville, LASeptember 26, 2014
Did drill once a month and did 2 weeks per year of annual training. Enjoyed my service to my country.
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Great Unit to be apart of
Unit Supply Specialist (92Y) (Current Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 25, 2014
National Guard unit where we are located on the southside of Chicago. If there was a city emergency, the governor would activate us to protect and secure the city. Typical day would be show up 0700 for formation after formation go into our sections and do training.
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Great Job Security and family like co worker
Apache Mech (Current Employee), Johnstown, PASeptember 25, 2014
Great Job Security and family like co workers. Multiple responsibilities. Great work place
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I have over 40 years of Military experience
Command Sergeant Major (Current Employee), FT Sill, OKSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: the people i work with
I enjoy the Oklahoma Army National. The people that I work with, watching Soldiers grow and advance. I am responsible for their training, welfare, logistical support, housing.
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Georgia Army National Guard
FOOD SERVICE SPECIALIST (Current Employee), Mariett, GASeptember 25, 2014
It has been a learning experience and very rewarding being a part of the National Guard. The program has challenged me and has brought out skills in myself that I did not know existed. It has taught me the meaning of true brotherhood and true friendship.
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Always trying to strive to be better
IL CERFP Logistics Support NCO (Former Employee), Galesburg, ILSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: benifits, wage, position
Cons: away from my family during the week
Hours of operation were 8:00A.M. to 4:00P.M. Learning was the most enjoyable part of my job. I was able to learn how to better manage my time to get many things done through the day. Management was alright, but not great. My Supervisor loved to talk a lot when work needed to be done. I believe it is good to talk and discuss things during work, if they – more... are related to the work that needs to be accomplished. My co-workers were great! I was able learn from them as well, such as how things functioned on a day to day basis. My co-works would be eager to share ideas on how to get our daily tasks complete, and work together as a team. Although the work was enjoyable, the hardest part of my jobs was being away from my family during the week and only home with them on the weekends. – less
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Productive place for Country and Statewide readiness
Specialist (Former Employee), Varnville, SCSeptember 25, 2014
Had to report for duty at 0730 am and would leave about 1700 on assigned weekends. My position in the unit was to keep track of everything that was at the unit, which would include diesel fuel, vehicles, meals and many more things.
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Fast paced, diverse, and exciting work environment.
Battlefield Effects NCOIC (Current Employee), Butlerville, INSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: make lots of connections with different organizaitons.
Cons: can be very time consuming at times.
Everyday is different at my current job. We do everything from facility maintenance, equipment maintenance, heavy equipment operations, pyrotechnics, training simulations, etc. The list truly goes on and on. We also are liaisons for training units, making customer service a big part of our job. The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the variety of things – more... we do, it is not at all monotonous. – less
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demanding and stressful
Military Forces Honor Guard (Former Employee), New Windsor, NYSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: providing honors for families
Cons: worked entirely too much and not being appreciated
coordinate funerals, drive on average of 100 miles to conduct services, learned how to lead a group of 15 soldiers, management was good when you have good people under you, hardest part was being threatened of losing job due to lack of funerals, enjoyable to honor veterans and their families and mentoring younger soldiers in the process
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Great training for great work
Trainee (Current Employee), Springfield, ILSeptember 24, 2014
Typically as a trainee we will fall into formation at 0745, and begin our work day at 0800. Our Sergeants would take attendance, we would conduct our PT session for the day, hit the showers, and fall back into formation before classroom instruction.

Instruction usually would take place from 0900 - around 1200, depending on what we would be learning – more... that day. Then we'd form up for chow, march to the cafeteria, and return to the drill floor where we form up to return to the classrooms for further training, and occasionally hands on learning.

The day usually ends around 1630, and we'd be dismissed with instruction to return the next day to do it all over again.

This is a typical National Guard RSP weekend. – less
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A great place to work and great people
Supply Specialist (Former Employee), Fredericksburg, VASeptember 24, 2014
Pros: the use of the exchange
Cons: field operations usually had no warm water
A typical day at work was going over inventory, making sure supply room was clean and presentable. Handing out weapons and also cleaning weapons.Plugging information into the computer. I learned how to work well with others who were from different backgrounds and cultures. I learned how to work with computers. I learned that physical fitness was important. – more... Our Staff Sgt was a great man to learn from. He was always teaching us new things that he learned. The hardest part of my job was staying out in the field for two weeks. Living without warm water is no fun. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know more about my job and the encouragement you get from the people I worked with. – less
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A Job you can brag to people about!
Calvary Scout Staff Sergeant (Current Employee), New York, NYSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: part time service, great pay, payed basic training
Cons: hard work, basic training
I have been in the Army National Guard for 20+ years. I now make about $400 for a two day drill (week end). I have meet some of my closest friends, have a retirement and made job connections for other work from my time in the National guard.

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