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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
2,048 Reviews

4.2
2,048 Reviews
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 52 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 127 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 220 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mildly Worthwhile

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

    Pros

    Best amphibious light infantry in the world.
    Worldwide travel to interesting locations and vocations.
    Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Does not pay wages in a timely manner. Requires the individual to pay government bills out of pocket to be reimbursed in the indefinite future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's all a lie

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good opportunity to travel and meet people from all walks of life

    Cons

    Sucks the life out of you

  3.  

    Supply Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Clerk  in  Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - Supply Clerk in Camp Lejeune, NC

    Pros

    Meet good friends and learned how to work well with others as well as good customer service.

    Cons

    The pay was not great, putting your life on the line, and working with the government can be challenging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have good leaders who can teach as well as listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good if your'e not right in the head

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wireman  in  Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Wireman in Twentynine Palms, CA

    Pros

    Camaraderie definitely. benefits afterward

    Cons

    If you're smart you'll join a different branch. chain of command. PAY PAY PAY. Don't really care about family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Slowly going down hill

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

    Pros

    The benefits are definitely the only reason to work there

    Cons

    You are a piece of property nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the people working under you and take care of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Political nonsense

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

    Pros

    fun, challenging, had a good 8 years

    Cons

    Political, officers care about themsleves more than the mission

  8.  

    Long hours, decent compensation and limited promotion opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer  in  Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Jacksonville, NC

    Pros

    -Fair compensation and benefits
    -Opportunities for additional training and travel

    Cons

    -Promotions are conducted by "year group," therefore, your work ethic and development potential have little effect on increased rate of promotion or salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Join at your own risk

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

    Pros

    travel, meet different kinds of people

    Cons

    being treated like a child

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A place where talented people will be under stimulated and conformity is a must.

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

    Pros

    The expectations are low
    The pay is the same no matter how hard you work
    Man those benefits

    Cons

    It's welfare with a different name
    Very boring punctuated with brief moments of extreme violence
    Your co workers die

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They haven't listened thus far

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Don't do it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lance Corporal  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Lance Corporal in Savannah, GA

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    Napoleon complex leadership destroys motivation in junior Marines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forgetting where you came from.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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