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Use the Military for all that you can, because they will get everything from you!

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Former Employee - Intelligence NCO in Fort Belvoir, VA
Former Employee - Intelligence NCO in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

Pros

lots of free training, and experience gained. Lots of networking, a lot of credibility.

Cons

lots of micromanaging, lots of power struggle, lots of time taken from your family.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

let people do their jobs and stop micromanaging every little thing, and get more organized!

Neutral Outlook
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    Current Employee - Chemical Defence Specialist- US Army in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Chemical Defence Specialist- US Army in Fort Bragg, NC

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Job security is relatively high.
    -Housing/ housing allowance is provided.
    -Yearly increase of base pay.
    -Yearly 30 days paid leave
    -A large number of 3 and 4 day weekends.

    Cons

    -The extra pays are only available to high ranking personnel or low ranking prsonnel with dependents.
    -Progression is slow.
    -Usually work 12-14 hour days, no overtime.
    -Little to no privacy or freedom in personal life.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    You could do worse... but also better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -You can make a decent living after just a few years, on only a high school diploma
    -Job training/Security Clearance can help you get a high-paying job when you leave, if you choose your occupation wisely
    -You will learn a lot about leadership, both from positive and negative examples
    -Outstanding veterans benefits (this has nothing to do with the Army in particular but they are a big deal, especially the GI bill)

    Cons

    -A zero-defect culture that promotes mediocrity in all areas and drives away anyone with a shred of talent or intellect
    -There are some really inspiring leaders, but many, many more terrible ones
    -You will have very little say in how your life unfolds, or personal autonomy in general
    -You could die for something really, really silly, like a Colonel's photo op (yes, I have a story)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get that our political environment is such that you can't help but be as mediocre as you are. Still, I hope that the upcoming cuts will allow you to cut a lot of the fat and keep your more gifted soldiers.

    Recommends
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