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The Marine Corps can be a double edged sword for your future

Former Employee - Sergeant Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA
Former Employee - Sergeant Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

Pros

Can open many opportunities to you if you try hard. The GI Bill gives you the ability to achieve just about anything you want.

Cons

If you don't have the diligence to push forward after being knocked down the Marine Corps will be very very hard. People that couldn't keep going forward ended up having a really bad 4 years and ended up worse off than when they started the military.

Advice to Management

Don't micro manage your Marines. Give them room to grow and/or fall so they can learn to be good Marines.

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  1. Great benefits, and brother hood

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefit, privileges while serving and after

    Cons

    Family separation, to much politics, and little privacy

    Advice to Management

    Management is Politics based


  2. True Challenge

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, Respect, Pay every 1st-15th, camaraderie, Lots of travel, and a chance to make lifelong connections with other Marines on all levels. Free healthcare and dental.

    Cons

    Micro Managing, '10%' of bad Marines can ruin it for all. Personal opinions conflict professionalism. Dangerous and challenging. Room inspections, and trash clean up.


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