Marine Corps Community Services

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Marine Corps Community Services Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
28 Reviews
3.6
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's the Mafia, but it's good to be in the mafia

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Readiness Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Family Readiness Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits and perks (gym access, PX (limited access), can live on some base housings....)

    Cons

    You work for the mafia, sometimes you don't always get to help people that you signed up to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anyone who does not directly talk to a Marine every day needs to be trained once a week that their goal is to help these Marines, Sailors and families. There is a very distinct divide between those who work with Marines every day and those behind the desk that tell everyone else no. MCCS purchasing, that's you...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good purpose, highly disorganized.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good mission: Service and support.

    Cons

    Massively different from base to base, manager to manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency matters- just ask the Marines!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very good organization for which to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services

    Pros

    Great benefits,and leadership. Benefits begin to accrue the day you start.

    Cons

    Gov and civilian work are like night and day.

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  5.  

    August 01, 2914

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    None that I experienced while there.

    Cons

    Document every task and assignment. Share it with all people involved in task. (Some of the upper staff will ignore or get offended. but still try to get it confirmed)

    Find a way to be able to confirm you did the task / assignment.

    Determine who you can trust while discussing your assignment.

    Leadership is hard to satisfy can be confusing as to how and what they expect from you and the task.

    Find someone you can trust to explain your situation without it going back to management..

    Try to keep up on meeting notes so you know who is assigned to Many of them seem to have a convent memory loss. Always ask questions at end of meetings. (Shows you have some witness) This will help you defend yourself during reviews.

    Always beware of Greeks bearing Gifts.

    Good Luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Awesome Job!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work good office comradery given liberties to work without having someone looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    location was too far away from where I live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great support from management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    MCCS employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services part-time

    Pros

    People, variety of possible job experiences, pro-training environment. Lots of national holidays!

    Cons

    This is the government with all the attendant issues and restrictions. Also, MCCS is non-appropriated funds--not appropriated funds. So we do not get some of the transfer priorities of other government employees nor the advantages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    How the Marine Corps helps out their family while assigned over seas.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Architect in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in Twentynine Palms, CA

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

    Pros

    People there freindly. Compensation for employment is good.

    Cons

    Twentynine Palms California is far from a large city. The closest is Palms Springs one-hours drive. Worth it once you get there. Get use to traveling down a big hill on the way to Palms Springs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People on base allow for growth and learning. They provide opportunity so use it to allow for growth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, I think...? I have worked full time with MCCS for one year.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Readiness Officer in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Family Readiness Officer in Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MCCS has great benefits. Medical and dental are exceptional, and they offer a 401k and retirement savings plan. There are many online training opportunities available.

    Cons

    It is a government organization, so somewhat bureaucratic. I have also heard of some unfair hiring practices (hiring friends and not opening jobs to the public, which is required by law). But this could just be rumor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of training the employees. I didn't even know what annual trainings were required or of what I was supposed to do to complete my annual evaluation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stagnant...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Marine Corps Community Services full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers and those who we serve!

    Cons

    Management is inept and lacks communication skills to ensure proper planning and point of focus by mid to lower level employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A give and take relationship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marine Corps Community Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits for full-time federal employees in terms of leave and retirement plans
    -Global employment (at least anywhere there is a Marne Corps base)

    Cons

    -Poor communication from higher-ups down to the entry level
    -Commonly found the "Good-ol boys club"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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