Air Force Reserve Employee Reviews about "active duty"

Updated 20 Jul 2020

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Pros
  • "Great benefits, you just have to know where to look for them(in 37 reviews)

  • "Great medical benefits at a fraction of civilian cost(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Same requirements of Active Duty but compressed into only 2 days a month(in 22 reviews)

  • "Possible deployments and separation from loved ones(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "It was good experience."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician 

    I worked at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It’s part time pay. Great medical benefits at a fraction of civilian cost. GI Bill for active duty time. Military experience.

    Cons

    Not much to do as a BIO reservist. Never deployed or had special duties. Go active if you want the real deal.

  2. "Military/Civilian Life Balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Command Post Controller in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Military Experience and Training Pay Opportunities to travel and Deploy without full-time commitment.

    Cons

    Expected to be trained and certified like full-time active duty counterparts, but in less than half the time to accomplish everything.


  3. "USAFR review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Aerial Transportation Journeymen in Keesler AFB, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Part time Military, it is 2 days a month and 2 weeks a year commitment. Receive all the benefits of being a service member, with minor exceptions. Health and Dental insurance (for an individual) is very good and very affordable. It is easy to cross-train if you are unsatisfied with your job. Any active duty time counts towards retirement, and towards getting your pension earlier.

    Cons

    For my position; I work outside in the elements. It is physically demanding at times. The vision insurance isn't the best, but comes as part of the Health Benefits.

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  4. "Weekend Warrior"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Paralegal 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Serving while still maintaining a full-time job, healthcare premiums great

    Cons

    Not many while in the reserves, sometimes hard to have a work life balance, leadership in the IMA reserves are active duty bases and they tend to forget that you are assigned to them and don’t write you decorations or stay on top of your EPR, regardless of your continued reminders and doing the work for them

  5. "ART"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Art 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stable job. Good benefits. Travel opportunities are there if you want it.

    Cons

    Hard to advance unless someone retires or moves. Treated like active duty but paid way waaaaaaay less.

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  6. "linguist"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They can be very flexible and understanding. There are many opportunities that you wouldn't encounter on active duty.

    Cons

    The commercials say 1 weekend a month, 2 weeks a year but the reality is that you'll be fielding many requests to complete different tasks outside of your time commitment. If the full time support staff is undermanned, it can get very stressful for everyone.

  7. "Fleet Management & Analysis"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in March Arb, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You work a weekend a month and an additional 2 weeks in the year (can either be consecutive or "sprinkled" throughout the year) for the amount you are paid it's worth it, paid food & lodging (if you live more than 50 mi to the base), per diem during your 2 weeks., Tuition assistance, TSP (retirement), deployment opportunities (make more money), advancement is easier than Active duty.

    Cons

    Some of the scheduled work days can get moved

  8. "Great for the right person."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - AF Reservist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent college benefits. Good pay for it being a part time job. Years in the reserves fly by quicker than in active duty. If you can become an IMA, you'll have a very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    There will be plenty of complainers, but you'll also meet plenty of cool people to even it out. Civilian/military balance can be difficult at times.

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    "Jet Mech Review"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Extremely cheap healthcare; opportunity to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Same requirements of Active Duty but compressed into only 2 days a month. Some supervision don't understand that you have a life with a real job outside of the Reserve.

  10. "It was OK"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Extra money, tuition reimbursement, some travel

    Cons

    sub-par training, not as many opportunities as active duty

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