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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
2,475 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 64 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 149 reviews)

  • You have to be prepared to work very long hours; it is truly a "service" to your country (in 256 reviews)

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  1.  

    Its what you make of it to a certain point.

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Good Travel
    steady pay
    meet new people

    Cons

    Can be draining
    Lifestyle
    On call 24/7
    Most facets of your life are dictated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let officers apply for positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for if you are a dependent/spouse of an active duty service member.

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, decent benefits, sympathetic to military dependents

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for growth or promotion. No educational assistance for those employees seeking Graduate degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities for professional development. Additionally, raises, promotions, and/or bonuses should be offered to employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not worth it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Squad Leader in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Squad Leader in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    It's definitely interesting... you get to shoot guns and travel a lot.

    Cons

    Politics, pay, and plenty of BS. Also, not ideal for families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay and benefits!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It isn't what it used to be...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Parris Island, SC
    Former Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Parris Island, SC

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Financial security, Medical/Dental benefits, Freindships

    Cons

    It IS the Marine Corps, not the Army or any other branch of service. Understanding that Marines are expected to execute at a much higher and more disciplined level; it is truly unfortunate that mentorship and real gritty leadership are now called hazing and cruelty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your NCO's to train Marines for the rigors of combat and stop allowing these kinder, and more gentle policies be put in effect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    6 and a half years

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Pay and benefits pretty unbeatable

    Cons

    Get stuck with terrible supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Don't join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Equipment Operator in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer Equipment Operator in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, friends, free food, Health car, dental care

    Cons

    Getting worked like a dog, treated like a child, and making no money doing so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give marines more freedom and less restriction. Treat them as adults. Too much paperwork is given as punishment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Grunts life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    steady pay, good resume builder

    Cons

    grunt life, hurry up and wait

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the lance corporal underground

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance Administrator in Cherry Point, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Administrator in Cherry Point, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great benefits as with all military branches

    Cons

    They should be paid more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you were once junior personnel

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Easy advancement up to the rank of sgt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits that's are hard to find in the civilian world

    Cons

    Working with all walks of life people and horrible hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit kicking out the experienced combat veterans that have been the backbone of the last decade

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Love the job, hate the politics

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Same reliable paycheck every month
    Life long friends
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Slow to promote
    A lot of chief's and no Indians
    Good luck finding time for college classes
    Very controlling leadership - step by step

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flex ability for college classes
    Mentoring is a must for all ranks
    Lead by example

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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