US Marine Corps

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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
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4.2 1,944 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(907 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for(in 51 reviews)

  • You get to travel, see the world and get aquainted with other people of the world(in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to spend time away from family in both deployed and non-deployed enviroments(in 125 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired(in 219 reviews)

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    Frustrating and character developing

    Scout Sniper (Former Employee) Twentynine Palms, CA

    ProsGetting to fight in afghanistan, and killing taliban. Life experience and great support from an amazing nation.

    ConsPoor leadership, childish antics. People stay in the Marine Corps for life, but never grow up because they only ever lead kids

    Advice to Senior ManagementCHANGE OUT ALL UPPER MANAGMENT, swap for all infantrymen, no POGS

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get in get out

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsGood training for initial contracts

    Consin technically demanding jobs only Sgt and lower do the brunt of the work. and most get out. leadership are the ones that cant make it in the real world minus the few good leaders that do it for the right reasons but they are far and few inbetween

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on retention of Marines that are extremely proficient in mos but might not be the best at the PT tests

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the Marine Corps people think of.

    Communications Marine (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsConstant Pay, Medical Care, free housing

    ConsMicro Manage, Lazy higher ups

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Marine Corps is falling in peacetime and values are talked about but not demonstrated my most NCO's and Staff NCO's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrifying

    Director (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosfree training, education, travel, work and

    Consthe culture, the leadership, the executive leadership (Commandant)

    Advice to Senior Managementshed the bureaucracy. Quit recruiting idiots.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst decision of my life

    E4 - Marines - Corporal (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsThere are no positves about the marine corps.

    Consthe boss sucks, never gauranteed pay, benefits suck, pay sucks, you get punished twice for making mistakes, and no rewards for doing somethin right.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't try to force fun on Marines and their families

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 Years Active Duty (2 Afghanistan Tours)

    Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsSteady paycheck and G.I. BILL.

    ConsThey Pay sucks, and there is way too much BS to deal with along with the horrible pay. Quality of life is degraded and they expect you to be free labor anytime, anywhere, and you will never receive extra pay for your hard labor work. Job advancements to the civilian life are sugar coated. It really does not help you out that much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThose games you SNCO's and Officers play is unnecessary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Truthful Marine Field Grade Officer with Combat Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Combat Engineer (Former Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsIn the past, this organization has espoused some of the best values and held a noble image. For anyone looking to feel a deep commitment to a moral cause in order to find meaning in their work, in the past it has been hard to surpass the USMC in that regard. In the past, the USMC has been held in very high regard by the American public and enjoyed a great deal of trust. The organization has a rich history of producing the fiercest and most fanatic warriors and leading the way in the hardest battles. Traditionally, when people think of "hard" they think "U.S. Marines."

    ConsThe USMC has gone far away from the values traditionally espoused. Modern advertising places humanitarian work on an equal with or even surpassing the role of traditional war fighting for which the Marine Corps became famous. Poor leadership has caused the USMC to take a back seat to the Navy SEALS, Special Forces and Special Operations Forces who have taken on the kinetic role in recent years. Tragic, considering that Marines remain the most able, if allowed to perform at those levels and participate in those kinetic missions. In truth, those other organizations should not even exist, but USMC leadership has redirected the organization to the roles of humanitarian work, and acting as combat service support for the SEALS, Special Forces and Special Operations Forces rather than taking the lead as they always did in the past. Anyone who is honest about these facts, will soon see their career ended. Many Officers and senior Staff Non-Commissioned Officers are corrupt. The few who adhere to a traditional Judeo-Christian ethic, are eliminated, leaving the leadership of this organization without souls and largely in a state of moral bankruptcy. The USMC is famous for misusing the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) as a tool to eliminate anyone with a strong moral code who does not drink the Kool-Aid of conformity. Many Marines with open displays of moral character of late have found themselves falsely accused of horrific crimes and discharged with less than honorable discharges because actual proof is not necessary to destroy someone's reputation and career under the UCMJ. Modern leadership has exploited that to their advantage, making the USMC very cannibalistic today, an environment completely at odds with its past tradition of taking care of its own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the politics. Return to a traditional Judeo-Christian ethic and hard core war fighting rather than trying to conform into a humanitarian service. Encouragement for continued education beyond Professional Military Education is abysmal. Encouragement for physical improvement beyond the Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Test is abysmal. Language training and advanced Special Operations schooling is abysmal. Spiritual improvement is widely discouraged, especially traditional Judeo-Christian spirituality. All of these negative trends are symptomatic of fearful leadership which is at once vicious and cowardly. With little exception, that kind of leadership has been pervasive in the USMC for decades now.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    waste of time, join the air force instead

    Data Network Specialist (Current Employee) Yuma, AZ

    Prosmilitary benefits, job security, personal fitness

    Conslong hours
    horrible treatment
    terrible duty stations

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Less than professional.

    Machine Gun Leader (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsJob security and benefits are strong.

    ConsHorrible promotion process. Good people forced out, bad people promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview promotion process and focus on leadership training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Logistics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance, benefits, AWS (Alternate Work Schedule)

    ConsNo morale, lack of career development, bureaucratic, old workforce and no training. This place is not for young professionals graduating from college with career aspirations. Budget cuts and furloughs will continue to destroy morale among the agency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who want to make a difference to serve the warfighter.

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