US Army Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
5,816 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 473 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 511 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 209 reviews)

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  1.  

    good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fayetteville, NC

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many programs to help you and your family, Many benefits, Many different way of making extra money, Heavily trained, Housing provided

    Cons

    People have to know your personal business, Sometimes it could be political especially the more rank you make, the legal system is broken dont need evidence to sentence you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved the experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Training is Excellent.

    Cons

    Pay is ok. A lot of time away from home potentially.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Army Life is Crazy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Behavioral Health Specialist in Fort Campbell, KY

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training. Great people. Get to do jobs that would sometime s require masters degree

    Cons

    A lotttttt of hours of work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Assistant Battalion Sustainment Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Travel provided to exotic locations

    Cons

    Job may be stressful at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was an experience that you won't forget.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forward Observer in Fort Drum, NY
    Former Employee - Forward Observer in Fort Drum, NY

    I worked at US Army as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, ie health,dental,steady pay

    Cons

    Deployments, stressful at times, strenuous work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind and stay resilient

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good exciting experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Help develop me as leader. This is one of the best job to get good experience early in your career.

    Cons

    The toxic leader is a con of mines but learning to deal with adversity help me overcome my bumps in the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice I will give is listen to your worker and keep them current on information. Communication is very important.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Review from enlisted supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Offers a great start to a profession. Promotions are based on effort and work performance, benefits are very good if taken advantage of. Mentoring is also helpful and generally without bias, your boss is not afraid of you taking his job.

    Cons

    Very intense work days and nights. Promotions may be easy or difficult depending on job, which may be difficult to predict. Communication in larger companies can be sporadic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead when possible, delegate to subordinates rather than "ya'll go figure it out." Quit taking benefits - new enlistees need to wait a YEAR after arriving to their first unit before they can start using annual education benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its a whirlwind of hurry up and wait.

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrician in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Aircraft Electrician in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    total compensation is good. 30 days of leave annually is nice. holiday season is good if not deployed.

    Cons

    deployments. a lot of different taskings not part of your job. did i mention deployments. as with any job sometime leadership is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication from higher could improve a bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good resume builder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Teaches more about being at the right time and right place; always being reachable and flexible. Probably the best benefits package of any employer, even after the job.

    Cons

    Rank structure can work against situations. The military has "rank slots / duty positions" as well as the rank that is worn. A junior rank can have real difficulty if occupying a much higher slot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Military Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    There is the patriotic answer that you are doing service for your country, and that is true, but the job is a real adventure. I change duty positions every 2 years. I am trained as a pilot and project manager. I am routinely thrust into unknown environments and sensitive positions where I am forced to figure thing out quickly or bad thing might happen. Talk about a rush, I travel internationally, get paid well, and I'm held in high esteem by my family and community. Yes, the conditions are sometimes tough and there is the issue of family separation, but the job is never boring, the training never more critical and the sense of accomplishment never more real. Its not for the faint of heart, but then again, I'm seldom stuck in a cube farm wishing to be somewhere else.

    Cons

    Life threatening situations, 24/7 duty hours, unexpected interruptions to personal schedule. physically demanding work, restrictions on your freedom of speech, lengthy family separations and subject to the whims of our political leaders. Many don't feel the benefits outweigh the demands. You have to be in it for more than a paycheck or you'll never survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to tell the political leaders and the public enough is enough. When the demands are too high, the potential payoff too nebulous, the conditions too untenable, or the budget cuts too severe, stand up for the troops and don't back down from your ethics. Be willing to vote with you feet and walk away from that senior leadership position to demonstrate your conviction for what is right.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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