Multi- Channel Communications Operator/Maintainer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 28, 2013
the people there are great and the environment is good to be in. working together everyday to ensure the mission gets done. we have learned many things from vehicle maintenance to trouble shooting the system networks and equipment. higher management are good people to work under they motivate you to become better and always try your best. the fellow co-workers are a bunch of great people from all walks of life. Making the work place enjoyable because of the many different cultures that come united to work together for the same task. the hardest part about the job is knowing it is not full time so you cannot rely on that for main income. what is most enjoyable is the camaraderie that you get whit the men and women of that unit.
Camaraderie, sense of pride in the work you are doing
We usually woke up at 4am, do personal hygiene. Then do some Physical Training from 5:30am to 7am. Work started at 9 am. We have to focus and give all we have in it. Try to stay motivated and keep ourselves discipline to keep the Army standard
Sergeant/Mechanic (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – June 26, 2017
Being a member of the U.S Army Reserves has had a positive impact in my life. There will be times where things might seem stressful, but rest assured with the right attitude and mindset you will learn to adapt and overcome and is the best way to open up a lot of areas of opportunities for the younger generation.
gives you the tools to succeed in your day to day life
Platoon Sergeant (Current Employee) – Fort Belvoir, VA – June 26, 2017
must work throughout work week (unpaid) to prepare for weekend training days. hardest part of the job is to deal with uncertainties in schedule and mission. most enjoyable is to see your troops executing something together successfully.
great health and education benefits, great discounts
Human Resources Sergeant (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – June 24, 2017
A typical day is a drill weekend once a month for Reservists. We have our normal monthly meeting and discuss everything going on during the weekend and what everyone needs to accomplish. I learned multiple things while being in the Army. Such as inventory management of your personal equipment and clothing and long with unit field equipment. I learned how to use Army online computer websites that the Army uses for all types of Human Resources needs to help take care of our Soldiers. I learned how to type up awards and rate myself with an Non-Commissioned Officer reviewing packet. Like a normal civilian companies review regarding a manager. The workplace culture is that your in an Army Reservist building and you are treated how a Soldier is treated. Hardest part is when the internet is down and we cannot accomplish our work and most enjoyable part is being around other Soldiers.
Private First Class (Current Employee) – Reading, PA – June 22, 2017
its really busy, fast paced but harmonious. communication is great. Its a positive fun work place where you work to your full potential to complete tasks that are part of an organization bigger than yourself.
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Snelling, MN – June 22, 2017
It really depends, you might do it and have a great time. Can be really difficult to plan around military schedule (trainings, deployments, etc.). Can be really difficult to cope with when there is poor leadership.
Military Police (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – June 22, 2017
Joining the military was by far my best decision i have ever made. The benefits are great. They pay for school. I have gotten to see many places. They take care of me and my family. You get to be apart of something amazing and it certainly takes a special person to do it.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Sumner, WA – June 21, 2017
The US Army was amazing if you can handle the controlling and bossy times. It was amazing to get to work with people from different places. The USAR saved my life in ways. Before the USAR I was on a path to put me in jail for a long time; but then I had my child and grew up and "singed that dotted line". At the end of the day the USAR saved me and made me a better person.