Find companies:
National Guard
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
2,910 reviews

National Guard Employer Reviews

Company Attributes

  • Job Work/Life Balance
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Job Security/Advancement
  • Management
  • Job Culture
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
My passion
Aviation Operations Specialist (Current Employee), Marietta GaSeptember 16, 2014
I have always wanted to join the military. I picked the National Guard because I want to go back to school and to one day have a family. All tho this is only a once a month deal I can still say I do my part in serving and protecting my country and family.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Satisfactory
Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee), Augusta, GASeptember 16, 2014
The typical work day included record management and training planning. Management was great at certain levels and bad at others. It just depends on the individual. I learned discipline, loyalty, and perseverance. The hardest part of the job was definitely the long deployments and being away from the family. The sense of pride and contributing to the – more... country was the most enjoyable part of the job. There is a camaraderie that is unsurpassed. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I love the opportunites that I was offered
Human Resources Manager (Current Employee), Atlanta, GASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: healthcare
I love that I gathered experience in many fields from Admin, Management, and Healthcare processes.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Advance Data Processing
Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee), KentuckySeptember 15, 2014
Pros: free clothes, great friends and discpline
Cons: lack of clothing options
The Army National Guard was the beginning of my military career. I had the opportunity to get in great shape, learn a DATA Processing Skill (punch cards) and travel. To make life long friends and continue the building block of the foundation of who I am today. Discipline
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive fun place with ping pong table
35F Intel Analyst (Current Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 15, 2014
Pros: free lucnches
Cons: no cons
Excellent employer. Great benefits. Great for seeking government jobs.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fast Paced
Operation Specialist (Current Employee), Reno, NVSeptember 15, 2014
Long hours and lots of time away from home. Wonderful benefits and outside support.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Well established industry with security of USA foremost
Medical Assistant (Former Employee), New York StateSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: good pay and benefits (as an officer), good equipment - best in the world, dedicated administration and fellow workers
Cons: variable work environments, adverse weather conditions occasionally, war atmosphere possible, survival living setting
I trained primarily 2 days per month - usually a weekend with military ceremonies, learning experiences of great variety related to being a Soldier of US Army plus usually two weeks usually in summer months training in area of specialty in my military assignment of caring for our military as well as civilians affected by our missions.
I learned a great – more... deal of the military organization and mission as well as on-going training relating to my MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) which does not have much relationship to my work in the oil industry other than science and math applications of modern evolving technology.
Coworkers are the variety of ranks and work specialties within an organization with a mission to accomplish.
the hardest part is being regularly available perhaps for a long-term mission in a possibly hostile and war environment.
Most enjoyable part is seeing dedication of the United States government, military organization and personnel in carry out the mission - with the health and well-being of the people involved either maintained or enhanced. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
In the work Space
42A Human Resource Specialist (Former Employee), AlabamaSeptember 15, 2014
My typical day at this job would start by arriving at work by 7am sharp, start up my computer and checked my emails. Most of the days I already had my work emailed or explained to me the day before, after awhile of doing the work that had been emailed or dictated I normally take a 15 minute brake taking a walk around the building to say hello and if – more... anyone needed assistance with any other work for the day. We were also permitted an hour lunch and an hour for exercise, on the days I was not in the office I traveled to other units to check the work they were doing or to even assist with any work that needed to be done. My managers were always around but the job consisted on you being more reliable on yourself, when my managers were around I would receive any and all help that I needed with the work that was given to me we communicated more threw email. I worked in a very large building with more rooms then people, for the amount of people in my job location I enjoyed being around and for all the help that I received I think they were a great bunch of people. My best part of my job was doing my job, I enjoy working; the satisfaction of a job well done from myself, co-worker’s, and Managers I can’t see how a day at work could go better. The hardest part of my job was being away from my family a lot, when I wasn’t working 12 hours a day for 5 days a week I was traveling away from home at least twice a week for a few days and once a month for drill weekends . – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Summary
Team Leader (Current Employee), Elizabethtown KentuckySeptember 13, 2014
Lead, teach, train, supervise soldiers. Solve problems. Prepare for combat.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun fast pace work on generators
Power Generation Equipment Repairer (Current Employee), Stockton, CASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: hands-on work in realist situations, physical training
Cons: not enough hours, not enough a month to pay bills
Typical Day
>Get up at 4am doing physical training
>Classroom training
>In the field hands-on training

Management
>Civilian (retired veterans) teachers
>NCO officers trainers
>Battle Buddies (co-workers) partners

Hardest Part
>Pressured timing
>Compulsive management

Most Enjoyable Pat
>Hands-on training
>Realist situations
>Classroom Training
>Working – more... with retired veterans – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It's a Military installation
Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee), East Greenwich, RISeptember 12, 2014
Get used to doing all sorts of jobs at any time.
Your hours will be decided at the last possible moment don't make plans that entire weekend.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Interesting Workplace
Unit Supply Specialist (Current Employee), Ft. Stewart, GASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: free lunches
A typical drill weekend, starts by meeting up at the armory for an 8:00 am formation. We discuss our goal and tasks for the weekend, before falling out to perform our jobs.

As a unit supply clerk, my job is to ensure everyone has what they need. This includes uniforms, miscellaneous equipment, and other things. I am also tasked with maintaining soldier – more... clothing records, and keeping count of sensitive items on hand.

The hardest part of the job is remembering every single form. However, it is also the most enjoyable part. I like challenges in my life, and different situations every drill definitely help with that. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Overall working in the National Guard is rewarding.
Specialist (Current Employee), ArkansasSeptember 12, 2014
Pros: the people, the pay checks, and the opportunities
Cons: govorenment shut downs and funding
In the National Guard i am an electrician for Ft. Chaffee. We maintain the post for other training soldiers. In my section we did cross training because there was not always electrical work, we trained in plumming, carpentry, and HVAC. As a soldier for Ft. Chaffee we did anything needed on chaffee to include post clean up. iI have been greatful to work – more... with an amazing group of people. – less
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Military obligation
Training Cadre (Former Employee), Christiansburg, VASeptember 12, 2014
I have gained a wide range of information and skills due to my training and experience with the military. I feel that it has made me into a better leader.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
National Guard= Family Stability
Engineer, Specialist (Current Employee), Bourne, MASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: time away from family, lack of communication
I enjoy the fact that the National Guard is able to provide security for my family as far as benefits and finances. Communication is flawed at times, but that is the biggest issue. The hardest part of this job is when I am away from my wife and Son.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
AWESOME JOB!!!
294TH Engineer Unit Supply Technician (Current Employee), Carthage, MOSeptember 11, 2014
OUTSTANDING CO-WORKERS!! FUN ENVIORNMENT. EASY JOB WITH LOW STRESS.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun workplace
Oh58 Crew Chief, Mechanic (Former Employee), Salem, ORSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: lots of fun toys
Cons: can get sent to war
Typical day is 6-5. There is a ton to learn. Management is cool, co-workers become friends.
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
N/A
Food Service Specialist (Current Employee), MorristownSeptember 10, 2014
Hard work everyday but it pays off lots of fun. Wake up early hours do PT then you go straight to work stay motivated
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to learn
Human Resource/Finance/Paralegal Specialist (Current Employee), Los AngelesSeptember 9, 2014
Pros: knowledge
Cons: confusion
This would teach the person that have not guidance how to grow up a little more and more but this does not happen to all
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great experience
Materials Storage and Handling Specialist (Former Employee), Johnston, IASeptember 9, 2014
Loved being in the National Guard. Great experience, lots of travel. Great bunch of people to work with.

About National Guard

The National Guard serves both state and federal governments. The difference between the Guard and other branches is that while – Read more