US Marine Corps

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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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4.2 1,971 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(919 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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    The worst

    E4 - Marines - Corporal (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsYou meet great people that will be your friend for life.

    ConsNo promotions, stay late for no reason, medical does nothing

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnless you are a mindless robot you won't see SSgt

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Painful, Aggravating, Maddening

    Senior Network Engineer (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsTuition Assitance, Job Security, Education Benefits, Builds Leadership, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Good stepping stone depending on your desired career path

    ConsToo many to list... Higher ups who don't know what they are doing, people in charge of you who don't know their job at all, ridiculous formations that keep from getting the mission accomplished, no security as far as where you will be located

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove planning and communication

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Uncompromising Integrity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe brotherhood, the workout regiment, intense fortification of mental discipline, ability to work with multicultural entities, steady paycheck, housing allowance

    ConsSenior management unresponsive to reason, claiming disability still an issue for honest injured veterans, PTSD therapy near impossible to find, ill prepared for obtaining civilian jobs after retirement

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

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    Invaluable experience that I never ever want to go back to.

    Marine Corps Infantry (Former Employee) Camp Lejeune, NC

    ProsPersonal growth opportunities, comradery, veterans benefits upon getting out of the service. Servicemen never look at life the same way after seeing how the rest of the world lives.

    ConsSlave wages and psychological abuse don't have a good effect on suicide rates. Safety stand downs don't do anything for us. Marines need real access to mental health professionals without reprisal and better fitness programs to prevent injuries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet an Infantry Commandant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's not for everyone.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBuilds character, build long lasting friendships, and look good while you hate life

    ConsDeath, racism, many leaders will lack common sense, racism, most units are disorganized, racism, immaturity very common amongst junior leadership, racism

    Advice to Senior ManagementMay be the "Good" Marines would stay in if you'd hear them out.

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

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    Not everything I thought it would be.

    Second Lieutenant (Former Employee) Quantico, VA

    ProsPersonal Development, Educational Benefits, More global outlook, team experience, challenge, pride and being able to wear the uniform, traditions and legacy. You do have the opportunity to make it what you want it to be.

    ConsIf you get injured or hurt, or prioritize anything over the Marine Corps including family, they will chew you up and spit you out. Oo Rah

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An abundance of pointless meetings, too much micromanaging, and long hours with poor pay

    Aviation Mechanic (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsMedical and Dental benefits, good vacation

    ConsNot enough pay with the amount of hours asked to work

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

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    Not what you expect.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou will always be feed and you can get some training

    ConsThe military does not take care of its own anymore. Get everything you can out of it, because they will do the same.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place to work for the money

    Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee)

    ProsAwesome experience, good training, best of the armed forces, good way to see the world, not bad pay or a single person

    ConsConstantly promoting people that don't deserve it, promotion system is broken, downsizing the force. Outlook not great,

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

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    If you can go to college, do it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Marine Corps is the best fighting service in the world. They have the best training and the most preparation available for war of any service. For people who want to serve their country in the most difficult of circumstances, the Marines are the right choice.

    Cons-Corporate culture negatives with no positives
    -Poor life work balance
    -Poor civilian leadership
    -The Marine Corps uses Marines bodies and minds and spits them out. (Think NFL football players)
    -Culture makes treatment of wartime maladies extremely difficult
    -High suicide rate
    -Once you go to war and fight, if you have any discipline issues, Leadership will kick you out, whether it is PTSD related or not, and whether their hard headed culture was a factor in you not seeking help
    -High veteran unemployment rate

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a new commandant. Figure out a way to make the Marine Corps' traditions more closely aligned with keeping warfighters alive during and after war. Trace command decisions with statistics before during and after command decisions to measure effectiveness. Punish bad decision making regardless of a person's rank.

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

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