U.S. Army Reserve Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Army Reserve Jeffrey W. Talley
Jeffrey W. Talley
241 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and rewarding job(in 44 reviews)

  • "With many job specialities available, which adapt to the times, Soldiers can align their interests and talents with serving their country(in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is inevitable that you will be pulled away from important family matters for drill weekends, deployments and training exercises(in 47 reviews)

  • "No negative issues it is military(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Good benefits for one weekend a month"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automated Logistical Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits without too much to ask other than one weekend a month.

    Cons

    It is still the army.

  2. "US Army"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Company Commander in Fort Meade, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The ability to grow into a better decision maker and understand how decision can affect people's lives

    Cons

    It can get too politicized


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Sergeant in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Helps you become more well-rounded in terms of how you lead, how you interact with others, and what you value in life - Gain experiences you may not have otherwise had in the civilian world, in terms of training, travel, pushing your limits, team-building, and developing lasting relationships - A diverse network of people helps you with any problems you might face, such as financial issues, personal trauma, or even changing units and finding civilian employment - Command teams change every couple years, reducing the chances of cliques - Regulations are easily accessible for those who want to help themselves and others, and opportunities are there for those who seek them - With many job specialities available, which adapt to the times, Soldiers can align their interests and talents with serving their country

    Cons

    - Depending on your location, it may be difficult to find a unit that helps you to grow in your military career - It is inevitable that you will be pulled away from important family matters for drill weekends, deployments and training exercises - Employers who say they support veterans may not be as supportive of Soldiers who are currently serving part-time - Balancing the commitment to a civilian employer and your unit may strain you mentally and time-wise if neither wants to admit the other exists - Everyone's experiences, motivations, and personal sacrifices are different, making it sometimes difficult for Soldiers to empathize with or honor one another - In times of peace, it can be easy for some to forget what defending this country may actually require

  4. "Living in two worlds has its benefits and hardships"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Sergeant 

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time

    Pros

    - Helps you become more well-rounded in terms of how you lead, how you interact with others, and what you value in life - Gain experiences you may not have otherwise had in the civilian world, in terms of training, travel, pushing your limits, team-building, and developing lasting relationships - A diverse network of people helps you with any problems you might face, such as financial issues, personal trauma, or even changing units and finding civilian employment - Command teams change every couple years, reducing the chances of cliques - Regulations are easily accessible for those who want to help themselves and others, and opportunities are there for those who seek them - With many job specialities available, which change with the times, Soldiers can align their interests and talents with serving their country

    Cons

    - Depending on your location, it may be difficult to find a unit that helps you to grow in your military career - It is inevitable that you will be pulled away from important family matters for drill weekends, deployments and training exercises - Employers who say they support veterans may not be as supportive of Soldiers who are currently serving part-time - Balancing the commitment to a civilian employer and your unit may strain you mentally and time-wise if neither wants to admit the other exists - Everyone's experiences, motivations, and personal sacrifices are different, making it sometimes difficult for Soldiers to empathize with or honor one another - In times of peace, it can be easy for some to forget what defending this country may actually require

  5. "Chief of Army Reserve Office"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Fort Belvoir, VA

    I worked at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities, good environment, very easy to understand organizational structure.

    Cons

    Not overly open to new or innovative ideas.

  6. "Work experience that's local and pays for my education"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Army Recruiter in Summerville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time

    Pros

    Local jobs; tuition assistance; get paid to learn job; no job experience necessary; healthcare; retirement savings plan; pick your job guaranteed before contracting! Will not restrict you to any one location, move if you want/need to.

    Cons

    Only part-time (1 weekend each month & 2 weeks during the summer). Don't receive retirement check until age 61 (retire with 20 years service and wait for check)

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  7. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ammunition Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits, salary, fitness, perks, comradery

    Cons

    poor leadership at mid-level management

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  8. "Great Job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O4 - Army - Major in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Get to Travel the World

    Cons

    Can conflict with your civilian career

  9. "Great Experience"

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

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and rewarding job

    Cons

    Time consuming, tough to fit with a civilian career.

  10. "Is The Reserves Worth It?"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at U.S. Army Reserve full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow educationally and professionally. Full-time employment opportunities. Education benefits. Great health care benefits. Opportunities to give back to the community and the nation. Travel paid for in most instances if having to travel out of state for drills.

    Cons

    Must dedicate one weekend and two weeks in the summer. That can be hard if you have a family. May have to travel for drills if promotions are out of your state. Responsible for your own physical fitness. Must stay within the standard throughout the year (for height/weight and Army Physical Fitness Test)

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