Busy workplace but hardworking to make sure every soldier is trained and to make sure their family is taken care of
Human Recourse Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Carson, CO – September 22, 2016
I work as a Human Recourse Specialist in the US Army Reserves. I take my time to make sure all of the soldiers that come into the office have any paperwork questions they need answered are taken care of are answered.
Military Experience and background, Make good friends and it makes you more open minded
Some people in your chain of command can be unreasonable
Heavy Mobile Equipment Repaire Supervisor (Current Employee) – Duluth, MN – October 4, 2016
The must enjoyable part of working with the Army Reserves is the personnel. Everyone comes together as a team very well. My co-workers are all helpful and willing to go out of their way to help one another.
The hardest part is dealing with the volatility in the policies. Management is always pushing more and more on their employees and have gotten away from the true intent of the work needing to be done.
Wheeled Mechanic (Current Employee) – Saginaw, MI – October 10, 2016
a typical day would include morning safety brief followed by a PMCS on all vehicles. Then we would verify the faults found and see if we have the part on hand to repair it. Once that's done we would normally start some annual services, which that's the best time to teach new soldiers about the way the vehicle operates and a good time for me to learn on new vehicles.
youu can never know everything so there is always something new to learn
its only 1 weekend a month so it doesnt pay many bills
A day at work consist in doing inventory, doing a lot of training and always practicing our job to be better and more efficient at our job. I have learned how to be a leader and how to be a good listener as well, is always good to be an open mid person and sometimes you have to listen or follow in order to learn and lead.My superiors are always looking out for me and my co-workers,in and outside the job. I try to keep my superiors less busy as possible by accomplishing a lot of task that are usually done during the week. In that case i feel that can be classified as difficult but there is not such thing when you put hard work and motivation to something. I really enjoy my job and working in general.
Promotes confidence and sense of self worth and abilities
Veterinary Team Leader (Current Employee) – Independence, MO – September 1, 2016
While serving one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer, you are able to provide service to your country while also living a job as a civilian employee. A company that consistently attempts to promote high camaraderie among all teammates of the company.
Service time provides opportunity to be with family and have a civilian occupation.
When activated on orders for deployment can initiate stress among family members.
Specialist (Current Employee) – Peru, IL – September 1, 2016
Joining the Army right out of high school was the best decision I ever made. A camaraderie was made amongst all 240 of the Army Recruits that graduated Basic Training, and from here, a family was formed with all of those who swear in and wear the boots. It was the Army that taught me the "why" we address people the way we do, and how we best represent what we stand for by our actions. I have every intention on retiring after at least twenty years with the Army, but I love the fact that I can be a civilian and a soldier all in one sometimes.
Emergency Medical Technician & Squad Leader (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – August 30, 2016
As an Army Medic for over 15 years, I found it to be fulfilling as well as challenging. The army teaches you to be self-reliant, disciplined, steadfast and strong. You meet a lot of people, some will become lifelong friends and co-workers and others, well some you may never want to see again. The hardest part of my job was making sure that my soldiers were up to par on skills and training because you will never know whose life will depend on that training.
Education Benefits, travel, job security, knowledge and skills
different attitudes, long hours, terrible food, and often horrible lodging
My typical day I spend most in meeting trying to my better way to bring higher up and jounior enlisted together boost reality if you will. I leaned if you work hard for then they work even harder for you. My most difficult part about being in the military was deploying and being away from friends and family. The best part was when a Soldier comes up to you thanking you for what you've done for them.
31B Military Police (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – August 19, 2016
My typical day at work - my co-workers and I work in a prison guarding and conducting safe, humane, legal and transparent care and custody of detainees. I have learned that patience is key and to always be vigilant. Overall my co-workers and command climate are great, they always take care of us, lead us and mentor us in the right direction, while keeping a positive work environment. The most enjoyable part of my job is my fellow battle buddies ( guard force members ).
Squad Leader/Platoon Sergeant (Current Employee) – Las Cruces, NM – October 5, 2016
This description refers to my civilian job and not my military position!
A typical day at work for me is being productive. At the beginning of each day my site lead gives a safety brief and we start our day. My job is to ensure all computer systems are up and working as well as my additional duties are checked and done by the end of each day. We run a small crew for our site which consists of five people for my shift in the mornings and six in the evenings.
Team work is key to ensure our customers are satisfied when they come to our site. I cannot give out much information given that this is a government site. However I can say I love my job and enjoy learning new ways of how our system works across the country which is important.
Exciting position, plenty of different jobs available, room to grow within the company
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91-B) (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 16, 2016
A typical day at work would be doing maintenance on vehicles checking inventory and locating equipment. Ive learned plenty of new skills since joining. My co-workers are what made this position worthwhile. The hardest part of the job would be the physicality of the position. The most enjoyable part of the job would seeing the finished product.
Information Technology Specialist (Former Employee) – Los Alamitos, CA – October 10, 2016
Cool to do something every couple of months like shooting guns and playing ARMY but does opportunities are rare in the Reserves. The passionate and motivated soldiers are mainly on Active Duty, if you want to be in the crowd you really should try that.
Extra money on weekends, Fun things to do once-in-a-while
Forced days you must come in, employers hate when you take time off of work.
Transportation Specialist (Former Employee) – Tampa Bay, FL – September 5, 2016
I really enjoyed my time in the Army Reserves. I got to travel and serve my country. Learned a lot more about myself and was able to push through obstacles that i didnt know i could. Made me a stronger person physically and mentally. I learned more time management skills, computer skills, and received many awards and accomplishments along the way.
Human Resource/Senior Training Instructor (Current Employee) – Fort Jackson, SC – August 15, 2016
Have several soldier that I rate for there job performances. During annual training I have the ability to instruct all level of Human Resource for the United States Army Reserves. I get to ensure that the information is given and the soldier grasp the information for enhancing their career progression.
One of the best possible professionally developmental career choices.
Oklahoma Supervisory Staff Administrator (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – August 13, 2016
Professionally varied and developmental providing a service to the country. I worked with various ethnic backgrounds learning from those with whom I interacted. I have many close ties resulting from the time spent serving the US Army and Army Reserve. The benefits were/are excellent even in retirement and I was exposed to professional training that could not be obtained elsewhere. All co-workers are brothers and sisters in arms and therefore even if not in contact daily, weekly, or monthly, ties remain close. I worked in a high stress demanding position and am able to continue to do so but ready for another job/professional experience.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Chicopee, MA – August 6, 2016
A typical day consisted of ensuring you had the proper implements required for the duty day. Performing various requirements and training.
I learned how to metal fabricate (welding) and specializing in cargo/freight (operating cranes and large forklifts). In addition learned how to create and instruct classes, create and instruct slides for briefings, take accountability, and give blocks of instructions to others.
Co-workers provided excellent opportunities to grow together in a successful team environment.
Hardest part of the career is the level of risk associated with work in the armed forces.
Most enjoyable part of the career was the ability to travel and gain experience and culture.
92A Automated Logistical Specialist (Current Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – August 10, 2016
I have met a lot of good people who are now my friends. I have also learned a lot from being in the military, I do see myself as being very responsible. I'm trustworthy. I would have to say the hardest part is the fact that you get to see new places and cities and that's always the scary part, BUT I do enjoy getting to see new cities.
Cryptologic Linguist (Current Employee) – Tumwater, WA – August 28, 2016
Plan on working more than 2 days out of the month. There is a lot of prep work especially as an NCO. If you aspire to advance (which is a requirement in the military) then you'll have to take time off to go to Leadership courses and academies. Your experience will be dependent on your MOS and your unit. Every experience is unique.
Combat Engineer/ Fire Team Leader (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 22, 2016
The Leadership does an excellent job of taking care of soldiers. The high stress work environment helps shape individuals into being prepared. Room for advancement is ever present. The work is hard and sometimes redundant, but the is always something to learn or improve on.