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Volunteer for part-time slave labor at low pay

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Former Employee - Sergeant  in  Urbana, IL (US)
Former Employee - Sergeant in Urbana, IL (US)

I worked at US National Guard as a contractor for more than 5 years

Pros

Instills discipline, encourages people to be responsible and orderly, required time is only 1 weekend a month plus a 2 week period per year

Cons

Low pay, many different bosses, generally any promotion is just a handout to relieve a superior of some of his/her duties while retaining the same amount of bosses/masters as you previously had.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop treating volunteers like slaves.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for US National Guard

  1.  

    Exciting and educational with experiences as an Operations and personnel leader/manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US National Guard

    Pros

    It provides you with a great way to start your professional career with experience and debt free form school. This organization provides opportunities unlike any other.

    Cons

    You have to give up a significant part of your life pre and post graduation. It can be a bear on relationships.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The national Guard was an awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Flight Engineer  in  Peoria, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Flight Engineer in Peoria, IL (US)

    I worked at US National Guard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Brother/sisterhood. You really develop a close tie to your workplace, everyone ends up being your family.
    The people are awesome.
    The Job is exciting and fun.

    Cons

    Deployments are every few years and last a year. They can be tedious and dangerous.
    You do not get a choice of who you work with.
    The pay is decent but could be much better.
    You can not ask for a raise.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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