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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsIn 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.

ConsBeing 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.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunuties for those who take advantage.

    Aviation Maintenance Administration Clerk (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 5 years


    Pros: Good benefits, Education paid for. Got to travel around the world.… Cons: Long work days. Can make you work more than 8hr days.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Marine Corps Officer (Current Employee) New Orleans, LA

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


    Pros: The brother hood of the job. Cons: deployments. Time away from family Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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