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Volunteer for part-time slave labor at low pay

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Contractor - Sergeant in Urbana, IL (US)
Former Contractor - Sergeant in Urbana, IL (US)

I worked at US National Guard as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

Stop treating volunteers like slaves.

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  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. Helpful (1)

    The national Guard was an awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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