US Army
3.9 of 5 4,186 reviews
www.army.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Army Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.9 4,186 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

(1,191 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
4,186 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The army has great benefits good pay if you are married with kids ok assistance for tuition"
    in 304 reviews
  • "My time in the Army afforded me the opportunity to travel to places I had only read about it books"
    in 89 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are deployments that could last up to one year away from family and friends"
    in 347 reviews
  • "Can't say much about on the cons except that at times you will be away from home"
    in 141 reviews
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It was a great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Army full-time

ProsIt gives you a great experience. You learn so much from being in the service. I learn great moral values. I learned that the army is a very tough job but it's worth it. I learned leadership and how to be a better person.

ConsNot being able to be around your love ones, or being able to do stuff you use to do. Your work 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army

Prosawesome respect and great leaders

Consdeployments are not as fun as they are cracked up to be

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Army

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army

ProsSee the world and grow as a leader

ConsNot for the faint hearted

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunities abound, but hard on families

Special Forces (Current Employee)
Fort Bragg, NC

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

ProsEndless opportunities to push yourself both mentally and physically, if you are physically and mentally ready to seek the challenging jobs.
Language opportunities.
They pay for your education.

ConsIts a big machine, you may have to wait sometimes, and sometimes you get lost in the mix.
You have to know when to offer your great ideas and when not to.
You are risking your life.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to know what is really going on, you have to go talk to the guys doing the work, and be prepared to hear an answer you did not expect. Stop talking and listen.

If you are the top, then you have probably forgotten that if you want to let weaker individuals into more challenging jobs, then you have to lower the standards.

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

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Army Life

E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant (Current Employee)
Horsham, PA

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

ProsThe benefits are good. Its like any other job. I have 20 years experience of dealing with many different personalities and work ethic.

ConsThere is office politics and attitudes. You cannot disagree or voice your opinion to often. Every where you go there isn't always teamwork

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be is be more involved with subordinates. Communication and teamwork is key for any organization to succeed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good way to get again

Sgt (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFree food. Training. School paid for when you're done.

ConsWhat can I say... Deployment after deployment after deployment

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

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A great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsMultiple locations worldwide; many different jobs

ConsLittle chance for early promotion based on performance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An Acceptable Vocation

O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel (Current Employee)

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

ProsOpportunities for professional growth. Challenges and education that will prepare you for anything in life.

ConsExposure to violent death and questionable senior leadership among general officers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The most family oriented organization I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

25S - Satellite Communications Systems Operator/Maintainer (Current Employee)
Moorhead, MN

I have been working at US Army as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsSatisfaction, Unlimited Potential for advancement, Good people, Leadership, Everyone Puts in their best efforts

ConsHigh Stress, Lots of Responsibilities, Physically Demanding at times, Long periods of time away from Friends and Family

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on Trucking

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

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I love the environment

25M-Multimedia Illustrator (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army part-time for more than a year

ProsReliable, good benefits such as medical and dental for active duty members, lots of opportunity.

Conslong hours, time away from home and family on occasion.

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

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