Air Force Reserve Employee Reviews about "civilian"

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. "NA"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve

    Pros

    Get to serve while being a civilian.

    Cons

    Still have to be a military member.

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  3. "Great part-time job and outstanding experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    It gives the opportunity to serve while pursuing a civilian career. I was able to afford my education through them.

    Cons

    You do have the demands of military service outside of drill weekends and annual tour. Not necessarily a bad thing, but you must be prepared to balance both civilian and military life.

  4. "Recruiter"

    5.0
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    Human Resources in Severn, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Force Reserve for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Retirement benefits after as DoD civilian

    Cons

    Government shut down affect pay

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Part time"

    5.0
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    Former Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Air Force Reserve for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great training as a segue for civilian certifications

    Cons

    It IS the military- which isn't a con but many people don't grasp the full concept of the Reservist's mission.

  6. "Still serving"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Continued service, discounted healthcare compared to civilian jobs, limited time commitment to access retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Deployments, Federal Employment Retirement Service for those in Technician Status - paying your own retirement annuity - it pays off at retirement but takes a chunk out of take home pay in the interim

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  7. "Air Force Reserves"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    The Air Force Reserves is a wonderful part-time job- working one weekend a month and 2 weeks a year, minimum. If you are chosen to be deployed for a few months, you have the opportunity to travel to new countries. While working a drill weekend, you experience the ability to keep at peek physical shape, working with people of all different backgrounds and who have different civilian work expertise. It allows you a way to contribute to your country in a huge way, and learn how to really go above and beyond while working. The following attributes carry on while not working on the base during civilian/day-to-day life: honor, respect, dedication, perseverance, team work, and more.

    Cons

    In order to work for any military branch, you must be able to handle high volume stress environments, strong criticism from supervisors and other authorities, working long and tedious hours, and being able to offer your best physically, educationally, and mentally.

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    "Air Force Reserve"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - RF Transmission Systems Tech in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Instills discipline, teaches time management techniques, provides opportunities to perform at levels of responsibility that civilian companies would require much more experience for.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be stressful, disconnection between senior leadership and lower enlisted ranks causes inefficiency in certain situations, some planning functions are in need of improvement.

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  9. "Acquisitions Officer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    It's great to be able to work on really critical Air Force systems while still working for a civilian employer and keeping your military retirement alive.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to get the time to due your two week tour and your 24 IDTs. Also, travel expenses are not paid for IDTs

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  10. "Great Military branch"

    5.0
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    Recommends

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve

    Pros

    The level of training received can lead to several civilian careers.

    Cons

    Depending on your career field, you may deploy overseas more than the average reservist.

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