US Army
3.9 of 5 4,835 reviews
www.army.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Army Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.9 4,835 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

(1,425 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
4,835 Employee Reviews
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Pros:
  • "The army has great benefits good pay if you are married with kids ok assistance for tuition"
    in 324 reviews
  • "The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information"
    in 93 reviews
Cons:
  • "Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization"
    in 413 reviews
  • "Can't say much about on the cons except that at times you will be away from home"
    in 160 reviews
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    Sgt (Current Employee)
    Tacoma, WA

    ProsIt is a great place to have a career. I the opportunities to advance are unlimited. You can take pride in what you do.

    ConsYou spend a lot of time away from home.

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great! I had good times and bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWhen people think of Basic Training--officially known as Basic Combat Training or BCT--they assume exercise and sweating. There's no reason to be disappointed because there is plenty of both. Not only is training intense during BCT, maintaining a certain level of fitness throughout your military career is key in being an effective soldier. Sadly, many gifted and experienced soldiers are discharged each year because they cannot meet weight or fitness standards.

    ConsOne of the things I despise most is the idea that the Army serves the soldier. The Army doesn't serve you. You serve your country by joining the Army. Fortunately these people are few because Basic Combat Training (BCT) does an outstanding job of smoking that idea out of their head. But they're are out there, making life for other soldiers far worse and sometimes more dangerous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Master Sergeant (Former Employee)
    Fort Bliss, TX

    ProsStable environment, guaranteed paycheck, opportunities for advancement

    Constime away from home station

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut number of General Officers and support staff, backfill with junior enlisted positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great learning experience.

    91D (Current Employee)
    Coraopolis, PA

    ProsGreat to live by Values, Respected Structure, Good Benefits, Meet great people from around the world, Travel, Learn!

    ConsPhysical Fitness, Overly Strict Leadership (Some), not much else for me personally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay, awesome travel experience, and Good friends can be made

    ConsLot of time away from home dealing with situations that you don't really have the opportunity to share with your family.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten

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    The only thing that will keep anyone from achieveing Greatness; is their own lack of motivation, desire, and focus.

    First Sergeant (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsThe values based environment. This is lacking in the civilian world and service members learn and experiance this through training and trial and error. Education and leadership opportunities are there for the taking. Honestly, there is no excuse not become successful.

    ConsFamily life does get stretched to its limits and causes a good amount of stress. That is par for the course. To many leaders are to personal. Military pay and retirement benefits should not be adjusted to suit the Federal establishment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are more interested in awards, your personal vision is on the next higher position, and not on the task/mission or your soldiers/saliors/airmens well being; get out of the leadership business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I loved to serve my country.

    Military (Former Employee)
    Columbus, GA

    ProsThe largest family in the world, amazing comradery

    ConsHaving to be away from the ones you love.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe top-down bottom-up system works, it promotes full spectrum envolvement of troops.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good experience

    Security Specialist (Former Employee)
    Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

    ProsGreat experience, flexible schedule, good benefits

    Conspoor upward mobility, stuck in career program

    Advice to Senior Managementgive opportunities to grow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This is an exceptonal experience, providing all the satisfaction one could expect from supervisors, peers and others.

    Base Operations Supervor (Current Employee)
    Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    ProsThis position offers challenges and support needed to accomplish the outcomes necessary to ensure every customer receives the support they need to accomplish their mission.

    ConsNot many cons; this is truely an exceptional organization in every respect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the current approach. Not much room for improvement. The approach used now is very effective and efficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great

    Sgt (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Prosopportunities, pay, benefits, health care

    Constime away from family, can be boring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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