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U.S Army Nurse

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - CNOIC Surgical Pavilion in Fort Polk, LA
Current Employee - CNOIC Surgical Pavilion in Fort Polk, LA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Being a nurse in the Army provides a great opportunity for advancement. I was given the opportunity to become a nurse manager with only 5 years experience as a nurse (whereas you would need 20+ years some other hospitals). Pay is also excellent. There are many bonuses if you are board certified in OB/GYN, OR, ER, ICU, etc. There are also many educational benefits, such as going to courses on the Army's dime. Also, if you do 36 months in the Army, you are also eligible to use the post 911 GI Bill and go back to school for free.

Cons

It is a challenge to not know when and where you and your family will be moving to next. I know many families that tackle it together. For me, since my husband is not active duty military, he does not want to follow me around to undesirable duty stations where employment is sparse.

Advice to Management

The Army is really what you make out of it. I know nurses that started their careers as medics and now are getting their doctorate (without a break in military service). You have to seek out opportunities for advancement. If you sit back and simply go to work and go home, your career may not take the path that you desire. Army values are how everyone should live their life: Loyalty, duty, respect, honor, selfless service, personal courage, and integrity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Geospatial Engineer in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Geospatial Engineer in Leavenworth, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Must be physically fit and in shape.


  2. Incredible, kinda Like a job but better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 92G, E-4, Reserve in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - 92G, E-4, Reserve in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits Job Security Good pay (especially when deployed) Training for virtually anything

    Cons

    Pay is based on rank & time, not job Reservist don't get much benefits. Some reserve units are poor with no opportunity for much of anything, even deployment.

    Advice to Management

    Make more benificial things for the Army Reserve soldiers happen, more oppertunities.


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