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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.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    To be part of the the best American Fighting Unit

    Cons

    You have to be mentaly strong at all times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An organization that teaches Invaluable life lessons and skill building for a lifetime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager  in  Cherry Point, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Cherry Point, NC

    Pros

    May teach an individual valuable experiences in: maturity, leadership, confidence, aggressiveness, and discipline, and many other valuable traits companies desire from potential applicants. Additionally, the Marine Corps is an organization that teaches the value of structure and the importance of teamwork. The most challenging and longest bootcamp of all armed forces.

    Cons

    It is the military after all, you have left and right "lanes" that you must stay in, like any organization, and the budget overall for the Marine Corps isn't the largest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to allow the subordinates grow into leaders, everyone makes mistakes and it's when we make mistakes that allow us to build on initiative, because individuals won't allow the fear of making mistakes prevent them from stepping out of their comfort zones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It made me grow up quickly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Sergeant  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Infantry Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA

    Pros

    -opportunties outside of the military
    -allowed me to go to college

    Cons

    -some people are on serious power trips
    -deployments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An outstanding military organization that gets the MISSION done with no questions asked.

    Current Employee - Operatins and Training  in  Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Operatins and Training in Oceanside, CA

    Pros

    A very good "Band of Brother" organization.

    Cons

    Promotions, personal education, veteran benefits you rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make yourself very competitive...

  6.  

    The best org in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist  in  Mcbh K Bay, HI
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Mcbh K Bay, HI

    Pros

    Good benefits and opera unities

    Cons

    Long hours crappy facilities promotions only go to the em minimally qualified height weight regs are hard for some if you get in trouble it's hard to come back

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your guys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    You will get what you asked for! And then some!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist  in  Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC

    Pros

    You will learn leadership traits and principles!

    Cons

    Shorter deployments would be nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been the most gratifying and satisfying of life choices I have made. I would do it all over again.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Officer  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Virginia Beach, VA

    Pros

    Brotherhood. Commraderie. Doing and seeing exciting things.

    Cons

    Family Seperation with frequent deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The men and women of the Marine Corps are our most important asset. We need to continue to take care of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Motivating

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Being a member of the USMC team infuses self-discipline, pride, dedication to the greater good and prepares you for any obstacles in the future.

    Cons

    The only real con to serving in the military is the lack of substantial pay. While room and board are covered what is being asked of service members is not being properly compensated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay which may help with retentions/re-enlistment rates.

  10.  

    Active and Reserve Combat Arms Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reserve Officer
    Current Employee - Reserve Officer

    Pros

    -You will never be part of a better team in your life.
    -People care about what they do. Most are highly proficient, and you will do important work.
    -The culture and shared values are strong. If you respond well to the way Marines do business it will stay with you for a long time.

    Cons

    -You do not have a lot of control in your assignments. Career progression is a complicated process, and at a few points in your career you will need to "grow where you're planted" before getting assignments you really want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No other organization compares to the Marine Corps

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

    Pros

    The benefits package, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times, deployments can take you away from family months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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