US Marine Corps

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A challenging and exciting place to serve your country

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

-Interesting, impactful work
-Excitement in daily job
-Emphasis on integrity
-Exercising during the workday is highly encouraged!

Cons

-Little flexibility over career assignments
-Deployments can be difficult for family

Recommends
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    Sergeant - Infantry Battalion - 4 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -You form bonds that you never would on the outside.
    -You come out with experiences and memories that you will never forget.
    -You deploy and get into the fight rather than being a rear echelon pog.
    -You feel that you're actually in the military instead of a uniformed civilian service (Air Force, Navy).

    Cons

    -There is a lot stupid stuff that the brass/SNCOs will make you do.
    -Majority of senior leaders care more about their careers than their Marines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Care about your Marines more than anything else in the unit.
    -Some things we do are culture, and other things are just plain absurd. Tactfully let the highers know that, even if they don't take your opinion into consideration.

    Recommends
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    Truthful Marine Field Grade Officer with Combat Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Former Employee - Combat Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Combat Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    In the past, this organization has espoused some of the best values and held a noble image. For anyone looking to feel a deep commitment to a moral cause in order to find meaning in their work, in the past it has been hard to surpass the USMC in that regard. In the past, the USMC has been held in very high regard by the American public and enjoyed a great deal of trust. The organization has a rich history of producing the fiercest and most fanatic warriors and leading the way in the hardest battles. Traditionally, when people think of "hard" they think "U.S. Marines."

    Cons

    The USMC has gone far away from the values traditionally espoused. Modern advertising places humanitarian work on an equal with or even surpassing the role of traditional war fighting for which the Marine Corps became famous. Poor leadership has caused the USMC to take a back seat to the Navy SEALS, Special Forces and Special Operations Forces who have taken on the kinetic role in recent years. Tragic, considering that Marines remain the most able, if allowed to perform at those levels and participate in those kinetic missions. In truth, those other organizations should not even exist, but USMC leadership has redirected the organization to the roles of humanitarian work, and acting as combat service support for the SEALS, Special Forces and Special Operations Forces rather than taking the lead as they always did in the past. Anyone who is honest about these facts, will soon see their career ended. Many Officers and senior Staff Non-Commissioned Officers are corrupt. The few who adhere to a traditional Judeo-Christian ethic, are eliminated, leaving the leadership of this organization without souls and largely in a state of moral bankruptcy. The USMC is famous for misusing the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) as a tool to eliminate anyone with a strong moral code who does not drink the Kool-Aid of conformity. Many Marines with open displays of moral character of late have found themselves falsely accused of horrific crimes and discharged with less than honorable discharges because actual proof is not necessary to destroy someone's reputation and career under the UCMJ. Modern leadership has exploited that to their advantage, making the USMC very cannibalistic today, an environment completely at odds with its past tradition of taking care of its own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the politics. Return to a traditional Judeo-Christian ethic and hard core war fighting rather than trying to conform into a humanitarian service. Encouragement for continued education beyond Professional Military Education is abysmal. Encouragement for physical improvement beyond the Physical Fitness and Combat Fitness Test is abysmal. Language training and advanced Special Operations schooling is abysmal. Spiritual improvement is widely discouraged, especially traditional Judeo-Christian spirituality. All of these negative trends are symptomatic of fearful leadership which is at once vicious and cowardly. With little exception, that kind of leadership has been pervasive in the USMC for decades now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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