US Marine Corps

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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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4.2 1,966 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(918 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    "Lack of TRUE leadership"

    0411 (Former Employee) Camp Lejeune, NC

    ProsIf you can apply what you learn in Bootcamp, MOS School, and beyond to your day to day life you will succeed your peers in every aspect of life before the age of 25.

    ConsLeadership varies tremendously and results in whirlwind of issues from troop welfare, pay issues, kids getting married for the added pay and then the wives causing issues for the command, and so on. Small unit leadership is lacking in todays Corps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe thinning out of the Corps can't come soon enough. Promotions shouldn't hinge on the lackluster performance amplified by a self written FITREP or an easily obtainable cutting score that gives you 2 year NCO's and 5-6 year Staff NCO's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved it while it lasted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFully enjoyed my experience while making a difference for my country. Got to travel the world, meet a lot of people, make a lot of friends, and enjoy a lot of different cultures. It is a shame that I could not do my full 20 years.

    ConsSome regulations are out dated. You can not expect certain regulations to fit everyone, and even if you do not expect it. Do not presume to think that it is the best that you can do. Everything and everyone has room for improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Semper Fi

    United States Marine (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat way to start a career and build a history of success early on in life. I t allows you to truly make your own future.

    ConsWork life balance is tough but it is the military. Can be political at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget about your NCO's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Some of the world's best training and countless life changing experiences.

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsLife time friends.
    Connections to help with transition from military to civilian life.
    Life changing experiences

    ConsMismanagement of mid to upper level management.
    Hard time holding non performers accountable which pushes reliable heavy hitters to exhaustion and ultimately out of the Corps.

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    Everything is what you make of it

    E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsFinancial stability, travel, educational benefits, a month a year of paid leave, and more make this a truly rewarding job in terms of benefits. But there is also a sense of pride and job satisfaction.

    ConsAway from family often and long hours at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your NCOs without micromanaging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Valuable Leadership Opportunities and The Ability to Serve Your Country

    E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee) Havelock, NC

    Pros-Health Care Benefits.
    -Decent Salary for a young man/woman without education.
    -Free college tuition while you're active duty.
    -Awesome college benefits for when you get out.
    -Holidays off if you aren't deployed.
    -Get paid to stay in shape.

    Cons-Long hours.
    -Lots of time away from family.
    -Difficult to settle in one area if you do have family.
    -Possibly incompetent management.

    Advice to Senior Management-Remember where you came from.
    -If you are not 100% committed to your duties and your Marines, move on to something else - don't stick around for pension or other benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Marine Corps

    U S Marine (Current Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsIf you don't know what to do with your life than military service is a good way to go. Opportunities for education, skills, on the job training and experience. Health, medical, dental covered including family members. Travel world-wide to some great places. Choose your occupational skill (MOS) carefully.

    ConsSome MOSs are dead end jobs and do not cross over well to good paying civilian jobs. You may get deployed repeatedly to the same less than desirable places. The "bad apple" Marines, you can't "fire" (discharge), make things miserable for everyone. Some junior Marine requirement entirely too much fatherly or motherly guidance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop allowing the going fads in the American Society to change the Corps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    16 Years of Telecommunications work as the Wire chief.

    Wire Chief (Current Employee) Camp Lejeune, NC

    ProsHad a great opportunity to travel the world and learn strong leadership traits and work ethic.

    ConsExcessive time away from home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excruciatingly frustrating but rewarding at the same time.

    E4 - Marines - Corporal (Current Employee) Jacksonville, NC

    ProsFull Medical for family and dental for you, 30 days vacation

    ConsSome jobs have very little room for promotion which can hinder your chance of stay long enough to earn a retirement pension. Way too much paperwork involved for everything. Occasional 24 hour shifts

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating everyone of a lower rank than you like they are children or boot a** recruits.

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

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    Commitment

    Supervisor (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsDiverse work environment
    Promotions really depend on the individual
    Great place to start working as a young adult
    30 days of leave per year? Can't beat that

    ConsHours-You could work anywhere from 40-80 hrs a week. No additional compensation
    You can have great leaders or you can have "self absorbed, fitness report chasing, not a clue, doesn't set the example" leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop forcing out middle management and get rid of the "stagnant" senior leadership. Those should have been the first to go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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