US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
56 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
1.0
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
3 Ratings

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 64 reviews)

  • Some great opportunities to see the world (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Being away from family on some holidays (in 149 reviews)

  • Long hours or hurrying up to wait (in 256 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

56 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Rough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Sometimes got to go places

    Cons

    When you get to those places they are so restrictive with the liberty you get its almost no point in being at said place.


  2. Marine Corps

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot as a young man and gain a lot of discipline. You also gain a lot of real friends and bonds that you will keep with you even after your time

    Cons

    Everything else. Most people think that boot camp is over after you graduate the 3 months there. That's a lie. Your entire first enlistment and even beyond that you are still treated like a kid. The stress is unreal.

    Advice to Management

    Remember what it was like when you were in the lower levels. Get to know your younger marines!


  3. blows

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

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

    Pros

    Free dental and medical (still crappy) Gi bill.... thats it

    Cons

    Getting treated like a child 24/7. Field day. Field ops. Getting hazed

    Advice to Management

    Dont do it


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Stressful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist in Beaufort, SC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Brotherhood, sense of belonging, highly respected by everyone, learned something new everyday, very active you will never get bored. Life long friendship

    Cons

    -Low paying the first few years -Extra qualifications and certifications do not increase your pay -Has to much control over your life

    Advice to Management

    Listen to junior marines


  6. Infantry Assaultman

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    See the world. Learn great discipline.

    Cons

    Everything. Trust me. Don't do it.


  7. Surveyor

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On the active side you get to travel and pretty much have your food and housing taken care of.

    Cons

    Its essentially adult kindergarten. Not unusual to see higher ups acting like children and just be unprofessional in general.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your marines like children and that is how they are going to act.


  8. If you're older (25 years old or older) don't join!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    - appreciate your freedom more - steady income -if you are immature and aren't very intelligent, and like to be watched over infantry is a good choice.

    Cons

    Strictly coming from an enlisted infantryman's point of view. Just look at the terminal lance comics of "chongo"and its not hard to see the cons -some of the worst management I have ever been under. -barbaric and inefficient methods of doing administrative tasks -never a steady plan -success (aka promotion) greatly depends on office politics and back stabbing fellow marines -higher ups don't care about your well being or quality of life - Some rediculous rules applying to the dress code -everyone is a hypocrite and there is an unfair double standard that exists for higher ups - relies heavily on propaganda techniques to present a false image to the public. These are just some of many cons to the job. You will never truly understand how much it sucks until you find out for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    I'm sure the Corp used to be great, but here in the past 5 years it has landslided to one of the worst jobs I have ever experienced. Stop making it a living hell for the grunts! Especially the E5 and below. They are the ones whose lives will be at risk the most, the next time our nation is in a serious conflict. A little less micromanagement and unrealistic deadlines for marine net courses ( which are a complete waste of time) would be nice for starters. Ok I'm done ranting


  9. Helpful (1)

    Infantry rifleman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rifleman in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Rifleman in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    making the best friends you'll ever have in your life.

    Cons

    almost any and all leadership has no since of leadership. no logic behind anything. and almost all leadership will screw you over at every possibility to make them selves look good.

    Advice to Management

    die


  10. Helpful (1)

    Proceed with caution

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    You will learn to lead however some of the leaders in the Corps shouldn't be allowed to lead.

    Cons

    Lies Poor leaders Long hours Less secure work than it might seem

    Advice to Management

    Treat Marines like they actually matter.


  11. It's alright

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Contractor - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Get regularly payed and have some down time when not training

    Cons

    Training goes for an extremely unnecessarily long time and the pay just doesn't cut it

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for all ranks under E-5 to retain personal



Showing 56 of 3,057 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.