US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Camaraderie with a side of suck.

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    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Brotherhood, get to blow stuff up, leadership, being pushed to and past your limits, doing crazy stuff all over the world.

    Cons

    You stay fairly annoyed at your higher ups but I'm pretty sure they do that so you take all your angst out on the enemy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Everyone should serve

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    Current Employee - Counterintelligence Agent in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Counterintelligence Agent in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    It taught me skills that will help me for the rest of my life; skills like leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and adaptability. I can't thank the Marine Corps enough.

    Cons

    Its a commitment. Its tough. If you want to be strong, you have to work through some pain. But its worth it for those mentally tough enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marines eventually leave the nest. Get them ready to contribute to the world outside of the Marine Corps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Lifetime changer. Great brotherhood

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    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Some great people and once in life experiences. Builds great characteristics that transfer into many other careers.

    Cons

    Some bad senior leaders, pulls away from family and friends with complex training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Rewarding career, but pulled in many directions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Leading Marines is the highlight of any career. Broad work experiences.

    Cons

    Staff work afterwards becomes tedious. Very hard to manage family life and work balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not limit people's careers if they choose the non "MAGTF" route

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great diverse environment for young professionals to learn leadership, hard work, and discipline.

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    Former Employee - 03 - Marines - Captain in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - 03 - Marines - Captain in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    People, camaraderie, challenging work, early responsibility, desert vacation, and teamwork.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow promotions, non-performance promotions, and desert vacations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. United States Marine Corps

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    Former Employee - Platoon Sergeant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - Platoon Sergeant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honor, Courage, Commitment
    You will get to see the world.
    Great career advancement, Amazing leadership and learning Capabilities.
    Great Physical toughness and training

    Cons

    Deployments, Long time spent away from family, High Stress environment things that you would expect from being in the Marines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. ATC and Communications Tech

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    Current Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Beaufort, SC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Consistent vertical promotions and pay increases.

    Cons

    Good 'ol boy system still prevalent, in higher levels its more about who you know than your qualifications. Step on the wrong toes and you can have a rough time for the rest of the assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the small unit leadership, One pissed off OIC shouldn't have the power to tank a good Marine's career just because that Marine doesn't by the OIC candy every week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. At a Glance

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    Current Employee - 3043 in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - 3043 in Quantico, VA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Wide field for advancement, not while the Corps is downsizing.
    Get to travel the world and experience many different cultures and jobs.
    excellent benefits and they will take care of you because you are a asset.

    Cons

    Not a close family as you think.
    Not in control of where you end up all the time.
    Your personal life is their personal life.
    Family care is not their top concern.
    If you have medical issues, they will get rid of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on taking care of employees in the long run.
    Show more concern towards family and not just the foundations needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. This is was definitely a paving path to what I wanted to do with my life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Friends and family, and great benefits.

    Cons

    deployments, which this is inevitable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. It will change you, for better or worse

    Current Employee - 0311 - Infantry Rifleman
    Current Employee - 0311 - Infantry Rifleman

    I have been working at US Marine Corps (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to make a real difference in matters of greatest historical significance.

    Learn discipline, professionalism, leadership, and tenacity; skills that will prove to motivate you to overcome what others would view as insurmountable obstacles for the rest of your life.

    The unique opportunity to learn combat operations, martial arts, and weapons handling.

    This is a great way to show you love your country - by protecting it.

    Cons

    The quality of your experience is almost completely dependent on the quality of your leadership. Sometimes Marines are placed into leadership positions although they are not good at promoting a good team environment. Sometimes it only takes one in your chain of command to make you want to get out at your earliest opportunity. They can make things really, really stupid.

    Anyone considering the Marine Corps needs a chance to seriously consider their working conditions. In may cases, they are not remotely comparable to what America's come to expect in a civilian environment. When you enlist, you are literally signing years of your life away; you become property of the Federal Government. You will be expected to do things that will most likely be harder than anything you have done in any capacity before, and be prepared for things to suck hard-core for a long time.

    You're very lucky if your entire chain of command - from your Fire Team Leader to your Battalion Commander - is decent. If they are, and you have a good attitude, this can actually be a positive experience. You'll still have to do some hard stuff, but not so much stupid, meaningless BS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ideals of the Marine Corps - Honor, Courage, and Commitment - and our 14 Leadership traits (JJ DID TIE BUCKLE) are an incredible foundation to go of off. We have a great heritage. Be true to these things. If someone is found chronically out of line with any of it - ESPECIALLY those in leadership positions - fix them quick. Don't let them ruin the system.

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