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US Army Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
403 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 213 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mixed bag.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Contrary to popular belief, the pay is good and so is the medical coverage. The vacation time is great.

    Cons

    In this time of a drawn down, the workforce is spread thin. Everyone is asked to be doing more with less, and morale is suffering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Despite talk of "balancing the force" and "talent management", we still rely on an antiquated and inflexible assignment process that rarely gets it right, especially as one gets promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Infantry officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    Limited advancement. Poor, toxic, power-driven leadership that lacks ethical values. Lack of future planning and predictability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    68W Health Care Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Care Specialist in Fort Lewis, WA
    Former Employee - Health Care Specialist in Fort Lewis, WA

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security. Deployment money is tax free.

    Cons

    Work anywhere from 40 hours a week to 80 + hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to do school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Good insurance if you can ever make it to use it.

    Cons

    No rights, bad leadership, and no time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have mixed feelings.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    In this organization, there are many training and educational opportunities. I have traveled to many countries and have seen many different cultures. There are a numerous amount of federal holidays so I do not have to use annual leave. My family has great healthcare.

    Cons

    Although the leave/holiday policy is generous, the family/work balance is very difficult. You must deploy to austere places at a moments notice. You have no choice, your life will be driven by national policy and politics. Also, you must move every two years with few exceptions. It is a challenge for the family to adjust to all this moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend they make a concentrated effort on keeping truly talented people. I also think members of this organization should be promoted based on merit.

  7.  

    Don't buy into the hype

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5)
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5)

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    -Decent Pay
    -Different work environment

    Cons

    - Consumes your life
    - Cronyism is rampant
    -Repetitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A love to hate relationship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Benifits and really that's about it.

    Cons

    Work hours and just the overall non-existant care people have for each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your soldiers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Just the army

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major in Fort Riley, KS
    Current Employee - Major in Fort Riley, KS

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are really great, many of the officers, NCO's and enlisted are truly great Americans.

    Cons

    Its truly a great big machine at the end of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    control the politicians and continue to manage a great public opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Go in as a Commissioned Officer. Stay away from the NCO branch.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * 4500.00 yearly tuition assistance towards education
    * Medical / Dental / 401K
    * Get to see the world

    Cons

    *The higher the rank, the more responsibility for a mediocre salary
    * You will be babysitting grown adults within the matters of finance, hygiene, and personnel discipline.
    * Ungodly long hours
    * Plan to start feeling the pain from the ranks of E-5 and above
    * If you are a female, plan on walking within the ranks of pedophiles, sexual predators, and a Chain of Command that puts up a front when advocating no tolerance of Sexual harassment within the workplace. The military has high ranking officials that would rather sweep a sexual incident under the rug rather than assist the victim.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    They only care about the mission you career and lifely hood does not matter unless it interferes then you are dropped

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    health insurance
    Pay
    life insurance
    promotion and standards are not standarized
    so politically correct that the core part of desteroying the enemy is so red tapped that we are no longer a fighting force but a global huminatarian aid of the US with guns

    Cons

    to many to list
    back stabbing
    the shrinking of the army is more like free for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you brake soldiers then drop them like thier lame horses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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