US Marine Corps

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It was an overall good experience, very educational and life-changing.

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Former Employee - Communications Officer in Okinawa (Japan)
Former Employee - Communications Officer in Okinawa (Japan)

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

Pros

-Excellent sense of camaraderie
-Afforded many opportunities for personal growth and development
-Given a great deal of personal responsibility
-Many opportunities to travel
-Great benefits in terms of healthcare, education, etc.

Cons

-Duty station is dependent on needs of the Marine Corps
-Might get sent anywhere in the world on short notice
-On-base housing tends to be less than great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, adventure, pay, experience, travel

    Cons

    rules and regulations and deployments

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    You get out what you put in.

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Okinawa (Japan)
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Okinawa (Japan)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.
    Powerful springboard for those starting out.
    Pride for the rest of your life.
    The GI Bill.

    Cons

    Unable to choose place of service, or even your particular position.
    Low pay.
    Quality of life is HIGHLY dependent upon immediate superiors.
    Expect your family to suffer from Deployments (less so now), Training Exercises, and a generally unpredictable work schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Superior leadership training at the lower levels was a surprising deficiency to find in the Marine Corps. Simply giving someone a book and having them take a test on leadership is insufficient compared to actual mentorship (which is a program, but is underutilized) which can teach lessons such as "praise in public, reprimand in private". Public humiliation is a common leadership reprimand tactic in the Marine Corps, and does no good for the individual or the organization.

    Continue, however, to enforce standards. The recent drive to do so can only benefit the Corps. Fight the drive to lower standards to help women gain access to the infantry with every ounce of bone and blood in your body.

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