Air Force Reserve Employee Reviews about "deployments"

Updated 15 Oct 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
  • "Some people dont see the sacrifice the military makes(in 28 reviews)

  • "Expected to be trained and certified like full-time active duty counterparts, but in less than half the time to accomplish everything(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Great way to see the world"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C-17 Aircraft Loadmaster 

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Travel, health benefits, leadership experience

    Cons

    Slow administrative process, possibility to get picked for a deployment

  2. "Extra Money"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Sergeant in Burlington, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Air Force Reserve full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free educational benefits, extra income, opportunity to do full time work, promotion

    Cons

    Possible deployments and separation from loved ones

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  3. "Great Mission"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CEM in Tyndall AFB, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mission Self Development Travel Training

    Cons

    Deployments are hard on family life, but worth it.

  4. "Great Branch to get into after High School"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Technician 

    I worked at Air Force Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Travel Housing and Food Allowances

    Cons

    No set hours Long Deployments for a reservist

  5. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Air Force Reserve

    Pros

    Many promotion opportunities, see the world, job security

    Cons

    Long hours, deployment, chemicals, and young recruits

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    "Pilot"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Great team members. Great benefits in retirement.

    Cons

    Deployments. Constantly shifting budgets. Never ending bureaucratic paper work.

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    "Great opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Air Force Reserve

    Pros

    Good outlook career for those who in transition about finding a career. Air Force for me as been a door opener for many opportunities. Just remember to have a personal plan in tact

    Cons

    Note that this is an obligation you sign up for . One of the cons is Deployments. Don't take it as a bad thing but something that's short term.

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    "A day in the life"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E6 - Air Force - Technical Sergeant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Different experience, meeting a lot of people, traveling around the globe, and great training.

    Cons

    Long deployments and scheduling conflicts for appointments

  9. "Still serving"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  10. "Education and Training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Air Force Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Great for everyone to try once.

    Cons

    Deployments are long and hurt growth.

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