US Marine Corps

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Camp Lejeune, NC
Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

Pros

- Great leadership opportunities
- Great educational opportunities
- Travel (although some places arent the best)
- Lots of motivated and goal driven individuals in this organization
- Reliable pay and benefits
- Pride in being part of a historic and elite organization

Cons

- Beauracracy is very big, clumsy, slow, and by its very nature hurts many employee's
- Frequent moves, which is hard on families
- Broken evaluation system that breeds cut throat politics
- Broken recognition system of awards
- Pointless regulations
- Broken system of promotion and retention in which employees are promoted because they look better on paper and the system does not adequetly acknoweledge true skill in its leaders.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Decentralize more control to your small unit leaders and managers. Stop with regulations solely designed to save your career. Allow for flexibility and freedom of lower level managers. Be responsive to the needs of your employees.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good experience

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    Current Employee - E-4 Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - E-4 Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and job security

    Cons

    Time away from duty. Unpredictable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place for Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Landing Support Specialist (E-5) in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - Landing Support Specialist (E-5) in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid beneftis. Solid pay. Great locations to work if you are under any circumstance than the job I had. Do not become a Landing Support Specialist! Stay in great shape. Shoot rifles. Travel.

    Cons

    time away from family. you get yelled at and threaten constantly. Leadership is a "do as I say, not as I do" type. Senior SNCO's are few and far between that will fight for you . Officers tend to not really care about their men at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. Be firm. Really get to know your Marines. Know about them before you pull the trigger on hurting their career.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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