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Roller Coaster

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Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC
Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

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

Pros

This was an excellent experience and great for my career. Even though I was in the infantry, many employers have been willing to interview me because of leadership experience and the excellence that USMC training exudes.

Cons

Poor leadership makes a world of difference. A bad chain of command makes for many unpleasantries.

Advice to Management

So much lies with the leadership. I was in several platoons and companies while in, each operating differently. While always combat effective, only one truly embodied the brotherhood of the Corps, which I attribute to true leadership from the company level on down.

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  1. In the Marine Corps you will have job security and a good chance for advancement, plus benefits.

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    Current Contractor - Radio Technician in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Contractor - Radio Technician in Jacksonville, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    As long as you keep your nose clean you have a steady, and increasing pay check as you progress your career in the Marine Corps. You have free medical and dental and the opportunity for corrective eye surgery. Also, they have a 20 year retirement if you decide to stay in. Some jobs have a signing or re-enlistment bonus and the opportunity to lead Marines as you progress in rank. You don't work holidays and you get 30 days paid vacation a year.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of being a Marine are your working hours, most places have a loose working schedule ranging from 5 AM to 8 PM. Sometimes you will work weekends and be gone from your family and friends for up to 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management would be to continue to set the example. I don't see it as much with Officers but some of the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers continually say one thing and do another. Remember that all of the young Marines look up to you no matter the rank, you alone can either make or break a Marine's career, as not everyone has the chance to see more than 1 unit in their first enlistment.

  2. Prior Enlisted Infantry Officer

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    Former Employee - Infantry Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Infantry Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Demanding deployment cycle and work/life imbalance

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