US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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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)

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  1. SGT/ Infantry Saud leader

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    Former Contractor - Golf Sales Associate in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Contractor - Golf Sales Associate in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As and infantry sgt, you are a god in your craft of tactically training men IOT destroy an enemy.

    Cons

    Pretty much 95% of your life is full of misery, depression, PTSD induced anxiety and paranoia..... also extreme alcoholism.

    Advice to Management

    All of the SSGT's and above that are worth anything have either left or were forced to leave. Post OEF USMC is a big fat vagina.


  2. Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paycheck is steady every two weeks

    Cons

    Military is draining and taxing


  3. Usmc

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    Former Contractor - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You gain a lifetime of friends that will have your back. Pay is great and you have full medical and dental as active duty

    Cons

    The higher ups will cut your throat as soon as you make a mistake. I love the bond I made with marines but now that I got out I hate the corps so much. I regret becoming a marine. You will be forgotten. It don't matter if your the greatest marine ever, you mess up your done. I want to make it clear that I retired out of the marines with a honorable discharge so don't think I'm a turd or something. I just saw the true colors now, especially in 29palms.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cut throat and really look after your marines, don't just say it


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  5. If you enjoy being treated like a child and working all the time JOIN!

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    Former Employee - NCO in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - NCO in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1st and the 15th you will be paid. You can travel to places that normally you wont have time to enjoy.

    Cons

    The problem is I honestly cant write 5 years of experience and list all the CONS. go look at terminal lance and that will give you a pretty good idea.

    Advice to Management

    Well they aren't gonna read this because you cant read anything with your head so far up your well you know.


  6. Rough

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  7. Marine Corps

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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!


  8. blows

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  9. Stressful

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    Former Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist in Beaufort, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Infantry Assaultman

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    See the world. Learn great discipline.

    Cons

    Everything. Trust me. Don't do it.


  11. Surveyor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time

    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.



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