US Army Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Met great people from diverse backgrounds; shared common goal to help others and defend nation.

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    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Traveled the world, led Soldiers in challenging environments to meet rigorous goals / missions.

    Cons

    Many trips away from home / abroad, so missed holidays and Family experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to subordinates for lessons learned & bottom-up input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Do your research before joining the Army.

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    Current Employee - Supply Supervisor in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Supervisor in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits package. There is an opportunity to meet great people and make lasting connections. Opportunities for further education are available as long as there is a desire to pursue it. People have said that the Army will enhance one's resume.

    Cons

    You don't always do the job that you are trained to do. There is a constant change in leadership. You will work long hours and not understand the reasoning behind the long days and late nights at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster to eliminate toxic leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Veteran

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good friends, and it is what you make of it

    Cons

    Its a job and its what you make of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Subordinates and Peers and you will be ok

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. It has been very interesting and can be stressful at times. I did enjoy my time in.

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    Current Employee - Multimedia Artist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Multimedia Artist in Fort Bragg, NC

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    I got to help people here at home as well as in kther countries.

    Cons

    Being located so far from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promote those who are actually motivated to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6. Every new assignment I was learning something new.

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    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    So many organizations to assist with education, problems, needs, and self development.

    Cons

    Most leaders don't know of all the programs out to help their soldiers needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn all the programs to assist soldiers with all of their need so you can point them in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 68W US Army

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Healthcare Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, housing accommodations or allowance, yearly clothing allowance, military discount, travel the world, on the job training, free fitness, you'll meet some life long friends

    Cons

    You'll also meet some of the stupidest people in the world, long hours, no overtime, potential of death while deployed, under qualified management, poor work locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job performance and promotion should not be based around PT scores and cool guy schools. It should be based around competence and intelligence,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Incredible opportunities to develop yourself and future soldiers.

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    Former Employee - NCO in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - NCO in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Many schools that will shape you into a great leader. Free education, travel (both good and bad), and the ability to bond with your brothers and sisters that will last a life-time. Great medical benefits and benefits for veterans.

    Cons

    Having to perform duties that are mindless ("area beautification"), low pay, and lots of travel (again, both good and bad). Also, you may be working for people that don't have the best ideas. You will be asking yourself many times, "Why are we doing this, again?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The NCO-corp is becoming a bunch of lazy whiners. For it to be the back-bone, more discretion should be used when promoting soldiers to NCO's or even promoting NCO's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Excellent career opportunities and benefits, especially as an Officer.

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    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits during and after the military (especially if transitioning from Active to the Reserves or guard) are great. Pay is better for a 2LT than most college grads. ROTC is a great opportunity to enter the career field.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Dangerous job depending on the global environment. Time away from family. Promotions are on a fairly rigid timeline and you have to do certain jobs to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Management" needs to continually work to retain good people and get rid of bad people. Allowing people to at least feel like their making their own career choices would be a great start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Many benefits come with many sacrifices

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    Current Employee - Army Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Army Captain in Fort Bragg, NC

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Very good benefits and great job security. Many opportunities to gain leadership and management experience especially as a young person. Will be provided with a significant amount of responsibility for people and property at a very young age.

    Cons

    Experience and culture will differ significantly based on current unit leadership. Hours can be extremely long and extend into the weekends frequently. Deployments can be 9-12 months away from family with little opportunity to take a mid-tour leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequently conduct and take seriously all sensing sessions to learn the thoughts of Soldiers at all levels. Organizational by in will excel the organization to great potential.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Long days, far from home, great feeling!

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    Former Employee - Infantry in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Infantry in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Great benefits- Healthcare, 30 days off a year

    Cons

    Horrible work-life balance. Time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new president!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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