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Poor treatment, Poor living conditions, Unnecessary work hours, Hypocritical leadership, Disregard for morale

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Current Employee - 14T Patriot Missile Operator and Maintainer  in  Fort Hood, TX
Current Employee - 14T Patriot Missile Operator and Maintainer in Fort Hood, TX

I have been working at US Army

Pros

You can get a bonus as an enlisted soldier that will amount to the additional money, in comparison to enlisted, that a commissioned officer makes in 1 year. You will receive "hooah" respect as an officer, which basically means that it is your job to receive respect and the enlisted's coercion to give such respect.

You will get plenty of time to work on your farmer's tan as a lower enlisted.

You will get health benefits that are hard to utilize due to a faulty and poorly managed military system, which degrades those who seek medical help: in order to save a dime for the military.

You will get an extreme tolerance for nonsensical work, rash micro-management, and coerced camaraderie which will be excellent on a resume for an employer who wants employees who can be pushed to their limits, devoting all to the profit of the CEO; as this is the goal for an enlisted soldier: further your commissioned officer's careers.

Cons

Working to further the careers of bureaucratic officers who have little regard for lives of soldiers and a sense of duty when it comes to caring about anything.

Favoritism, nepotism, conservative propaganda, army propaganda, hypocritical management, extended work hours for the purpose of doing extra menial tasks: i.e. police calling, straightening out vehicles, washing windows, reorganizing connexes, rechecking this or that, having drawn-out formations with long-winded leaders, being constantly criticized and grouped together with all of the dirtbags that you work around and that the army helps to create with it's general abuse of soldiers and their personal time.

Wide-spread disorganization, being blamed for the mistakes of those above you, being punished for the mistakes of those superior to you, false motivation highly promoted, nepotist pencil-whipping.

General malevolence of those in charge; whenever situations can be made worse and the chain of command can get away with it, they do.

In-your-face dishonesty, threats for every problem, system run by fear and scarcity.

Consistently "preparing" for deployments that will never happen. Everything you do being treated as a priority and as "serious business" regardless of the entire lack of precedence and commonsense regarding the tasks, deployment status, and relevance of the actual MOS in combat zones.

Barracks rooms that are white-glove inspected, invasion of privacy, consistent harassment, being forced to clean barracks building at 0500 in the morning, 12 ft. by 12 ft. rooms with shared bathroom for 4 soldiers; all the while the Air Force is getting rooms that have at least one bathroom and sink per Airman, and if not that, then they get additional pay for "lowered standards of living".

GO AIRFORCE!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have self-respect, respect others, follow the army values, use integrity; one of the army values, have some backbone as that is part of your creed as an NCO.

Doesn't Recommend
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    overall good

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard  in  Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Frederick, MD

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    good pay for lifeguard. Get to do more at this pool than at others so you are more prepared than other guards.

    Cons

    required to teach swim lessons with no extra pay. even if you are not certified. This should not be a requirement for lifeguards who do not have the certification to teach lessons.

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    management handles everything pretty efficiently. They allow minimal supervision unless needed. Gives you an opportunity to be independent and make your own judgments.

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    US Army

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and be part of a noble organization. Work with some of the most dedicated and courageous young people in our country

    Cons

    Lack of time with family. Such a large organization that not necessarily the best rise to leadership positions but instead those that put the priority on advancement verus always doing the right thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a much better job in selecting senior leaders. Selection must be for the right reasons and not necessarily for those that place advancement over doing the right thing.

    Recommends
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