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The opportunity to see the world, establish work experience, and develop a cutting edge on your leadership skills.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

In one word: LEADERSHIP. The Marine Corps defines its success, not based on cutting-edge technology; not based on the wonderful "benefits package"; not based on high-profile training software. Its success is derived from the leadership it trains its members to instill within themselves. To be successful in any career, regardless of industry, size, demographics, or any other factor, one must learn to lead. From day 1 in Marine Corps recruit training, every leader who helps guide you through your career understands that leadership is the number one mission with regards to your training and development.

Package that one factor...leadership...with the other benefits of serving as a United States Marine, and you have the perfect organization to be a part of. World travel, education benefits, job security, comprehensive medical and dental care...those are all part of the additional benefits of service in the Marine Corps. But those are all benefits that you can find elsewhere too. The bottom line is this...with the leadership you will hone as a Marine, you can provide yourself with job security, as well as the other opportunities you will experience in the Marine Corps...but with leadership you can experience them in any organization you become a part of in the future.

Cons

Being the premier force in readiness, America's 9-1-1 agency, does not come without expense. There will be many days, weeks, or even months where a Marine will have to put in long, countless hours. You don't get overtime for that. You also have to put up with the occasional "bad" leader...the one who thinks of themselves as the boss, instead of the leader. One of the biggest drawbacks is the fact that when one person, or one small group of people, messes up, the entire organization winds up having to put up with countless briefings, safety stand-downs, etc...a way for the organization to cover their six to say they did everything they could to prevent a repeat of the screw-up that caused the needless briefings.

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The current Commandant of the Marine Corps seems to have it right...weed out the "bad" leaders. The ones who are over-zealous, too over-the-top or the worst...the ones who think they are above the laws and regulations that govern us as Marines. Gen. Amos has started taking measures to weed out those who do not live up to the Marine Corps standards of great leadership. I say keep it up!

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    Best time ever!!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    There are travel opportunities, There are great benefits for education along with free health care. You can make some great friends. The pay is great. A lot of resources to use on base that do not cost anything but your time to go there.

    Cons

    I have not had any down sides while working in the US Marine Corps. I have loved the last 20 years. yeah there may be bad days, but that can happen at any job. The good ones have beat out the bad 9 to 1.

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    Know your people and their abilities and task then as such. Grow them professionally and personally.

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    A tough job for tough people, not for the feint at heart.

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    Current Employee - MOS 2651  in  Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - MOS 2651 in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed paycheck, pride of being a United States Marine, travel, GI bill / Veteran benefits, Medical, Dental.

    Cons

    Physically / Mentally demanding, long obscured hours, if enlisted you're treated like a child until E-4, slow promotion system, payed next to nothing for first 2 years.

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    Fix the promotion system, implement on base recycling, start treating the lower enlisted like people and not children.

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