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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
1,141 Reviews
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1,141 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.  

    Very beneficial experience

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to join the Marine Corps is the challenge, opportunities to succeed based on your performance, and opportunities to impact the lives of others. Service in any branch of service offers numerous benefits, the best benefit is the pride of serving your country.

    Cons

    Being a Marine requires sacrifice...physically, mentally, and from your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Marine Corps should focus more on professionalizing military occupations, providing members with civilian equivalent certifications and minority mentorship in the officer community. The current focus is on recruiting, but should be shifted toward retention and mentorship. More minority officers should be remaining on active duty and getting promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This experience serving under the highest of Honorable Men has been the best experience life could offer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Marine Corps Infantry Rifleman/Gunner in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Contractor - Marine Corps Infantry Rifleman/Gunner in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You mature into a person of reason and respect, and learn to become a better follower and a better leader. You train to face your enemies and fears head on and never give up. You never leave a man behind. You build experiences that last a lifetime.

    Cons

    It is tough. It will break you. It will bring out pains and emotions you've never felt before. It will test your metal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions only come to those who are of the highest caliber, who stand the tests of time, and who can prove their commitment in the face of life and death situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The Marine Corps is an amazing place to work.It was my first job and I loved the experience i got from it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Twentynine Palms, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits including $4,500 awarded annually for college
    -Free Medical
    -Free Housing
    -Excellent Vacation time(2.5 days per month)
    -Free Meals
    -Excellent programs to benefit personal and work life

    Cons

    -Depending on MOS,, its possible to be stationed far from home
    -Need to be able to hold ones composure among relevant tasks
    -Higher ups may be younger than you if you didn't join out of highschool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe a tighter budget for units. I believe the way it is now some organizations view it as trivial.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The diverse personnel and promotion potenial

    Cons

    Inconsistent work schedule, high demand of physical actitives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good nad bad. It all depends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best organization in the world

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Superb leadership
    -Character building experience
    -Positions of trust at the lowest levels; if you want to be responsible for yourself and everyone/everything around you then the Marine Corps is the place for you.

    Cons

    -Time away from family/friends
    -It's no rose garden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    The opportunity of a lifetime.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electro-Optics 2171 in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Electro-Optics 2171 in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel, Excitement, Brotherhood, Commitment, Honor, Strength, Way of Life, Knowledge, Companionship, Trust, Wisdom, Enthusiasm, Conflict, Resolution, Fear of the Unknown, Challenge, Support, Friendship, Discipline, Security, Passion. Many more.

    Cons

    Separation from family can be taxing and difficult especially for new relationships where expectations are let down due to the nature of military service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add attention to the emotional intelligence of members by making that an included training benchmark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    You can be as successful as you want to be

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    You can be as successful as you want to be. You are given the opportunities to work and show you mettle and resolve under incredibly difficult and mundane environments.

    Cons

    Can sometimes foster a leadership style that relies on outranking someone rather than inspiring and motivating someone to do their best work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My entire time serving in the United States Marine Corps was outstanding.

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It helped m build a strong skill sets like, Enthusiasm, Dedication and Leadership

    Cons

    The only con, if you will is the Marines has become to soft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the Marine Corps back to it's roots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best job on the planet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Equipment Tech in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Flight Equipment Tech in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be forced to reach your potential, whether you like it or not.

    Cons

    Long work hours, frequent relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your Marines and find a way to get the most out of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A challenge of a lifetime!

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Corps will bring out the best in you, if you let it. Lots of opportunity to travel, great benefits, plus a job skill that will put you in demand!

    Cons

    Very demanding and time consuming.

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