integral member (Former Employee) – Clackamas, OR – January 17, 2014
Start the day off with a unit formation to receive info for the day. Then I would go to the shop and start working on military vehicles when i was just there for monthly drill. When i was on orders for the regional training institute, my day would start off with breakfast in the dinning hall, then would go set up class rooms or prepare the range for that days activity's. I learned how to repel from a tower and a helicopter, learned how to sling load lots of equipment for transport vie air, learned allot about diesel mechanics. The management was good and the co-workers were great most of the time. The hardest part of the job was the long hours. The learning experience was the best part of the job.
free lunch, good pay, and enjoyable work envirionment
long hours and sometime early morning start of day
Combat Medic/Healthcare Specialist (Former Employee) – New Jersey – June 26, 2017
Was with the Army for 7 years. 4 active. 3 national guard. The Guard really makes for a person who wants to learn the necessary skills to do many job functions as well as serving your country honorably.
Recruiting and HR Executive, Michigan (Current Employee) – Lansing, MI – June 25, 2017
Great place to gain management and leadership experience. While working here I learned that any organization can be turned around in a positive manner through team cohesion and accountability. The culture is face paced, however, exciting. The most difficult aspect of being in the military in general is the potential time away from family. The most enjoyable aspect of being in the military is the ability to serve our country and communities, to give back to our country.
Education and Health Benefits, even if only serving one weekend per month
Secretary (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – June 24, 2017
I learned various methods of computer systems. I took on additional responsibilities, as necessary, to complete the mission of the military. I learned what my supervisor would want and when. I was responsible for the Warehouse workforce and the Logistical Section of the Tennessee National Guard.
I loved working with the people
It sometimes required longer hours to accomplish what I took on.
After 10 years of service I have seen things change over a decade. When I first enlisted people were not as worried about political correctness and other dumb things because it was war time. Now there's nothing better to do than come up with stupid regulations.
Technician (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – June 23, 2017
Recommends Positive Outlook Approves of CEO I have been working at California National Guard (More than a year) Pros As far as employers go the US government is a very stable environment with great benefits to include sick leave, annual leave, and military leave. Cons Very slow hiring process and is very adverse to change. They are incredibly set in their ways, it is easy to become complacent in the environment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email Copy LinkFlag as Inappropriate Flag as Inappropriate Helpful
ENG DET Heavy Equipment & Concrete (Current Employee) – Camp Blanding, FL – June 23, 2017
I have been in the Army National Guard for 12 years now and while i have enjoyed the time in, and the places i have experienced. There is a degree of disappointment with the sheer fact that the constant issue with budget cuts, government shutdowns, layoffs and the UN-reliability with on time pay checks that have soured my expectations with the Army National Guard.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 23, 2017
The army national guard provides an abundance of opportunity while allowing one to balance military and civilian life which is a win-win. You're also provided with the skills needed today to be successful in today's competitive work environment
Combat Engineer (Former Employee) – Georgia – June 22, 2017
While allowing you to develop skills, this organization fails to hold individuals to a standard and the leadership is spotty at best. Some units you can grow and will be supported in all your endeavors, in others, the management will take advantage of anothers' low rank to make up for their lack of planning.