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Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
6,519 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    This career is very rewarding, but it is also very very demanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Free health care for you and your family. The retirement program, and savings programs are excellent. The Army community allows people from all walks of life to have even footing. It doesn't matter where you came from, or what you did before. All are equal.

    Cons

    You will be away from home a lot. Even when you are at your home work area, you will have to be at work away from your family a lot. This job will have you doing things that can really change you, for better or worse. Some moments will show you what you are capable of, and you will be stronger for it. Others may shake you to your core in a way that will be very difficult to recover from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is constantly adapting and changing. This job isn't for everyone, and it shouldn't try to accommodate everyone. The biggest weakness I see, is that the group has to keep the pace of the lowest performer. Some of these low performers are tying up middle management, losing valuable resources that are in short supply.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Overall Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Information Equipment Operator/Maintainer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Visual Information Equipment Operator/Maintainer in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and lots of opportunities to further improve your career.

    Cons

    Working with people you don't always agree with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not really applicable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An amazing journey throughout the world serving the nation and people in every nation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Affairs Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Civil Affairs Officer in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Full of opportunities for career advancement
    Challenging missions with great sense of fullfillment
    Officer pay just under 70K starting, with raises every year and promotions every 2 years. Easily clear 100K after 3rd year.

    Cons

    Great risks to personal safety and health
    At the will of Congress, unable to decide own future
    Subject to repercussions of war

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fitness and intelligence are both equally valued, plan now to get into great physical shape.
    Education is highly valued and encourage highest level of education possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place

    • 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

    Great travel opportunities and get to play with neat stuff

    Cons

    Extended time away from family when deployed to a combat zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promotions based on job performance rather than other things

  6.  

    It's been challenging.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Great health care for the serviceman and their family. You get 30 days paid vacation per year. You get most federal holidays off as a four day weekend. You get a full retirement after 20 years.

    Cons

    You work long days, have to work some weekends. You can get stationed away from family for a year at a time.

  7.  

    Worked to the bone and poor leaders found everywhere!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay on time every time. Camaraderie and esprit de corps. Growth and development. Been everywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Work and life balance is skewed. Always waiting on the word. Leaders scared to make decisions and take ownership for bad decisions when questioned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Operations supervisor

    • 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

    Great benifits and good pay

    Cons

    Can be called to work 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great opportunity for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to build a foundation and build transferrable skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Job-security, Benefits, Leadership, Team Building. This is the place to truly learn how to build functional teams and leadership skills. Your success relies on your commitment and work ethic.

    Cons

    No guaranteed work hours. Frequent travel. Salary is not great in the beginning but increases with time and dedication. Leadership styles vary greatly throughout different organizations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your Soldiers, they determine how successful your unit will be. Follow the regulations and always provide an equal opportunity focused workplace. Mission first, family always.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great way to learn about leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    exposed to leadership on a daily basis

    Cons

    sometimes you get stationed in not so great areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Officer/Telecom Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Signal Officer/Telecom Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Decent training, excellent pay and benefits, really can't be beat.

    Cons

    Long hours are normal for Officers. We do a lot of silly things that aren't beneficial in any way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce training distractors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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