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junior officer, wonderful and challenging

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Fort Lewis, WA
Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Fort Lewis, WA

I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Leadership opportunity, pay, benefits, working with Soldiers, new challenges, interesting people from all walks of life, physically challenging, clearly stated values, honorable and morally good (most leadership)

Cons

No control over job, boss, location, difficult on family, long hours, morale very different across many units, officers becoming increasingly career oriented instead of mission focused, many ways to screw up, few ways to get recognized for achievement, endless meetings in place of direct feedback and on ground assessment, certain units can be very competitive and cut throat (aviation especially).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the advice from THE ATLANTIC "why our best officers are leaving" . Allow officers to interview for positions.

Doesn't Recommend
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    A miserable but valuable experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to better yourself in all aspects of your life.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be deal with people who are not very bright, but at upper and lower echelons.

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    Great place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Communications in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enlisted Army is able to provide completely untrained, uneducated persons with a steady paycheck and possibly decent training, depending on the MOS that is picked. The new GI Bill also ensures that all persons with an honorable discharge and 3+ years of service will get their entire undergraduate education paid for. Without the help of the Army, a bunch of kids wouldn't have nearly as good as a career as they would had they stayed home and never joined.

    Cons

    They do not utilize their personnel to their strengths. They are the embodiment of bureaucracy. If they have staff that exhibit technical potential, there's no guarantee that that person won't end up doing menial tasks because of his/her rank. The GI Bill is awesome, but there are more rewarding branches to join if you are technically inclined. And other branches have better duty stations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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