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A great place to grow

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

Pros

Job security working with some of Americas greatest

Cons

75 percent travel to unknown destinations and length of stay is not always known

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mentor coach and train

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Bittersweet

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

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

    Pros

    friendships you'll make in the military (more to follow in cons)
    guaranteed paycheck always a plus

    Cons

    When people leave the military its like that life just drops off the face of the planet. since I've left the military, I haven't been in contact with anyone I previously considered my very best friends.
    Another big "con" is that you generally work under people who are less intelligent than you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting the people who everyone knows is going to be a terrible leader. There's always that person who gets promoted way faster than anyone else but no one understands how it happens.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Army Training, Compensation and Benefits

    • 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 Army

    Pros

    The Army provides exceptional training, compensation and benefits.
    It is an up or our organization, so it is geared toward advancement.
    Can go full time Active Duty or part time National Guard or Army Reserve.

    Cons

    The Army is like every government department, large, bureaucratic, inefficient, and wastes large amounts of tax payer dollars because workforce bureaucrats have no incentive to improve operation or save money.

    Deployments are hard on families as well as the risks involved to the Soldier.
    Management has little or no control over its Human Resources office known as Human Resources Command and this heavily bureaucratic command is inefficient, often works against management and answers to no one. Thus, the command and their career managers have the God complex and enjoy screwing Soldiers and management because they know that they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Human Resources Command an O6 command that is answerable to management – the leaders in the field. They are a human resources department and nothing more.

    Incentivize cost savings and bring back and put full resources to the Suggestion Program. Reward Soldiers from the user level to the GO level for suggesting solutions to systemic problems that save money and manpower by creating efficiencies.

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