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Lead by example
Sergeant (Current Employee) –  Wilson, NCOctober 8, 2017
• Command and supervise a team of 6 military service members (privates)
• Responsible for developing and mentoring of privates to promote career advancement
• Coordinate and administer battle training to prepare troops for effective combat
• Manage inventory of all property issued to members and report on any discrepancies
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U.S Army Reserve
Petroleum Lab Specialist (Former Employee) –  East Windsor, CTOctober 7, 2017
Like any job, you'll either love it or hate it. I enjoyed my time in the Army Reserve, however, it's not for everyone. I recommend doing research on your own after talking to a recruiter. Also, get to know your unit before leaving for basic training to see if you want to go full time Army or Reserve.
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Part-time job
Behavioral Health Specialist (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 6, 2017
U.S. Army Reserve is a good part-time job to have. You get paid to do something you enjoy.
-good environment
-good people
-you learn about yourself, what you are capable of.
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Takes a certain kind of individual
Motor Transport Operator (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 5, 2017
It's good for someone who is looking for a little extra pay. If you're not really going anywhere in your life/career, don't waste your time in the reserves, just go straight active duty. If you have a career but would like to make a little extra income or get started in the military to give it a try, go reserves.
Pros
A little extra money on the side, military ID so you can get a lot of discounts
Cons
It's a contract and you get what you get with unit pickings and leadership
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Logistic
Medical Logistic Specialist (Current Employee) –  Seagoville, TXOctober 5, 2017
n/a• Perform inventory and financial management procedures, including ordering, receiving and storing supplies
• Load, unload and move stock using equipment such as forklifts and hand trucks
• Perform quality control, property management and repair parts management
• Performs receipt, storage, issue of medical supplies and equipment.
• create quality control programs for incoming medical supplies and handle segregation, inventory control, requisitioning, preservation, salvage, and destruction of medical supplies and equipment when needed.
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Opportunity for paid schooling
All-Source (GEOINT) FUSION Deputy NCO (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 5, 2017
Helps pay for college with Tuition Assistance. There are Loan Repayment options. The Reserve Select GI Bill covers a lot for school expenses. There are opportunities for full-time service within a unit or in the Active Guard Reserve program.
Pros
Healthcare, life insurance, discounts
Cons
Different leadership every few years
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Good job, great oppurtunities.
Vehicle Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Fresno, CAOctober 5, 2017
Just filling in the required amount of words. Guess I need to type more, only a few more lines left to go. Almost there, getting closer, so close now. And done.
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relaxed and flexible
Signals Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLOctober 5, 2017
Begin to work on mission oriented tasks and preparing the rest of company to prepare for future missions. Receiving orders from the top disseminated quickly throughout to always be ready.
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Great to practice teamwork
Councelor (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INOctober 5, 2017
When a mission goal is posted. It was evident everything needed to accomplish the mission would be available. Using databases that gave me phone numbers of personnel leaving Active duty. I would call and request an update on their status. I would give them the opportunity to sign in to a reserve unit thus helping achieve their personal goals.
Pros
Great leadership
Cons
Hard work
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Great place!
MEDICAL OPS-70H (Aide-de-Camp) MG WILLIAM S. LEE (Current Employee) –  Forest Park, GAOctober 5, 2017
USARMY Reserves is a great place to work at. I wish I could work here forever. The work life is great, I have time to spend with my family and the networking is great too.
Pros
comardary
Cons
politics
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Weekend Soldier
Automated Logistics Specialist (92A) (Current Employee) –  Bayside, NYOctober 5, 2017
Drill a week a month and two weeks a year. You do your MOS and lots of paper work the constantly needs to be update. You get to be on the field once a year.
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Educational and rewarding
Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (Current Employee) –  Sacramento, CAOctober 4, 2017
The Army Reserves is more than a job and more of a lifestyle. You will grow as a person both mentally and professionally. In the Army you will need to make sure you keep up a your physical fitness and maintain your discipline.
Pros
Pride in you country, comradely, team building experience
Cons
Long hours, time away from family and friends
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Continue to Serve
Commander (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCOctober 4, 2017
The Army Reserves afford me the opportunity to continue serving the nation while pursuing a civilian career.

It fills that need for purpose for someone who comes from Active Duty service.
Pros
Provides a sense of purpose
Cons
Readiness requirements
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It a productive place to work
Employee Assistance Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort Gillem, GAOctober 4, 2017
I like working for the ARMY. It is safe, and the people there are nice. I love my job and the people around me. The job location is not too far. it is not a stressful place to work.
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Great Environment for Development of Leadership and Confidence
Container Management Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Bagram, AfghanistanOctober 4, 2017
It provides a good platform and arena to learn, make mistakes, retrain and correct, and gain confidence in your abilities. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow!
Pros
Support
Cons
Can be long hours at times
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Usar
38B Civil Affairs Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sand Springs, OKOctober 4, 2017
This is a review of the Army Reserve. It is typical culture environment of the military with all necessary and expected requirements to serve in the military.
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Learning and Humbling Experience
E-5/ Training NCO (Former Employee) –  Chickasha, OKOctober 3, 2017
This was a very humbling experience, that helps you appreciate life! For the most part it was stress free, great work environment and great companions for life.
Pros
great people, great experiences
Cons
war
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A great Career
Tier 1 &2 Network Administrator (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 3, 2017
The reserves can be a very fast pass job.However, You can learn a lot of skills and transfer anywhere. It like Active Duty in some ways. All of the paperwork is required and people with the about to follow and lead are needed. The reserves can be a great career path.
Pros
People you meet
Cons
Time
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Excellent Opportunities
Company Executive Officer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 3, 2017
Provides excellent training in career fields that can take you further in your civilian employment. Under good leadership, you are enabled to develop your own leadership, managerial, and project management skills.
Pros
Travel to exciting places, meet exciting people...
Cons
High-level emphasis on metrics and not training quality is driving morale into the ground.
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Great career advancement and pay
Food Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Boise, IDOctober 2, 2017
The U.S. Army is a fantastic career choice for some people. If you like physically demanding work, making friends for life, and feel a desire to serve your country, the army is for you,
Pros
Good Benefits, decent pay
Cons
Long hours, Strict Physical Requirements
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