Medic (Current Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – October 24, 2016
The United States Army Reserve drills once a month with soldiers having additional training throughout the year for days or weeks at a time. In the army i have learned to be an EMT, how to drive and operate heavy equipment, and currently learning how to manage personnel. My fellow soldiers are a mix of motivated and unmotivated people all knowledgeable in their respective positions. The most enjoyable part of the service is the sense of purpose one feels. My least favorite aspect is the long hours that comes with monthly drills and month long training.
Sergeant, supervisor (Former Employee) – Columbus, GA – October 24, 2016
The US Army Reserve can provide individuals with the skills needed to become a better soldier. Sadly, many of the young people first entering think it is just something to do because it will pay for school. Many do not show up, but still expect to get the monthly pay. The hardest thing is accepting that this is not the "full time" military.
Medical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) – Mountain View, CA – October 20, 2016
Helpful community with people from various walks of life. There are certain customs and standards that one must adhere to since it is the military, but as long as you do what you're supposed to be doing there won't be any problems.
HVAC Technician (Current Employee) – Maryland – October 19, 2016
Great, friendly environment. Staff knew exactly what they were doing Had little to no problems occurred during the movement of military vehicles. Everyone was actually being productive and got a lot of work done.
Observer/Controller/Trainer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 19, 2016
Over the years I have seen a lot of favoritism and discrimination take place unnecessarily. This can really hurt morale. There is also too much focus on physical fitness and not on just meeting the standard.
Unit Administrator (Current Employee) – Owings Mills, MD – October 17, 2016
Loved and still love the long days that I spend with the troops. Their success is my motivation. The hardest part of the job is when deployment comes around. Its part of it and even though its hard, I love it.
12B COMBAT ENGINEER (Current Employee) – Concord, CA – October 17, 2016
Lots of physical exercise, dealing with weapons systems, using/detecting explosives, great bond between co-workers, strong leadership, very professional, and exciting. Very team oriented, motivated individuals, and care for one another.
Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) – Fort Jackson, SC – October 16, 2016
Its the Army what can I say. HOOAH! you meet tons of great people, learn a lot, it can be used as a stepping stone to build your career, hardest part is being away from your family at times but its great job security for you and your family, it is very much worth it.
First Line Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fort Knox, KY – October 13, 2016
Always looking to move the right people up the chain of command. I worked with a great group of guy training ROTC cadets in Land Navigation. The hardest part of doing this job is the lack of sleep you have to deal with when doing day and night land navigation.