US Army Reviews in Fort Hood, TX

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 473 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 511 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 209 reviews)

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    Mid Manager/functional manager

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    Current Employee - N/A in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - N/A in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Not really a job, it's a total lifestyle. Pay and benefits supersede the civilian sector, not for the risk adverse individual. Many opportunities for advancement and education.

    Cons

    Long hours, 0600 to 1700 normally. Stressful, choose your field carefully.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interesting, multi-layered and political decisions, you are doing your best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved being in the US Army.

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    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Stability. Inexpensive healthcare.

    Cons

    The organization is VERY time demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    First Sergeant

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    Current Employee - Army First Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Army First Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Is the most demanding job as a Soldier, has the most influence on a Soldier of any other leadership position. Senior adviser to the Company, Troop or Battery commander and will change your life as a leader forever.

    Cons

    Never ready for the position, definitely get the Commander/First Sergeant course before assuming this responsibility. Can fail quickly without making certain relationships as a HHC/HHT 1SG,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become Allies with the BN/BDE Executive officer, take your Company/Troop or Battery XO under your wing, he will be a Commander one day. Understand as a HHT/HHC 1SG you only own the orderly room staff and medics, everyone else has a boss and it will usually parallel your CDR in rank or out rank them. You will be a politician whether you want to be or not.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former company commander

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    Current Employee - Former Company Commander in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Former Company Commander in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, You get 30 days of leave

    Cons

    Sometimes you are required to be away from your family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Truly a life learning career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Artillery Surveyor in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Field Artillery Surveyor in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Gain Leadership, Loyalty, Dedication, and a "Can Do" attitude

    Cons

    Deployments and time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    US Army Aviation Officer

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Learn technical skills of flying Army aircraft; lead multi-faceted organizations.

    Cons

    Subjected to the whims of an indecisive government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a clear end state and exit strategy before deploying Soldiers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Systematic and detail oriented IT professional offering 15+ years of experience in providing effective technical suppor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Manager in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Information Systems Manager in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Job Security. When you join the Army you are put in a certain job, if you tested well you are put into the job you wanted according to availability. Then you go through Basic Training and upon passing this you continue on to Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Upon completion of these two courses you become qualified for that job you were given. The job will be yours, there will be no lay-offs. Note: Only after completion of both Basic and AIT is the job yours. If failure of one or both of these training courses is a result, then you may lose your job and you would most likely be assigned with a less than desirable job. Transferring to another job is possible based on various and widely ranged circumstances. My fiance transferred to a different job just recently, and I can transfer to another job if I'm willing to give up the enlistment bonuses I was given. If I don't want to give up my bonus, I can pick another job when I enlist in a few years. There are options.

    Cons

    If the Army's not for you, you'll hate it. Think carefully before you join, do your research. You always have time. The Army's maximum enlistment age is 42. Don't rush your decision.
    Political Party of the President. No matter what, you must be willing to follow the orders of the current President, no matter the political affiliation.
    Less predictable and controllable schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
    There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    50/50

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Control Specialist in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Paid College path, guaranteed job, experience, vet status and a pay check. It is a way to get your foot in the door definitely a great stepping stone.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, possible deployments, be prepared to work with the best as well as the worst the country has to offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ppt training switch to movies, privatize the medical, dental, S1 sections and automate the promotion system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Take the good with the bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - 25S Satellite Communications Systems Operator in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training and technical skills. Decent health care and housing allowance for those that qualify. The army provides a lot of travel opportunities as well as educational.

    Cons

    No work experience required, makes for a lot of lazy people and those that do not know how to be professional with their rank. Toxic leadership and glory chasers make the Army a very hard place to stay motivated in. I see a lot of very unintelligent, ill-spoken, and unprofessional service members be able to excel because they know the right people of know how to play the system, rather than use their expertise and merit to become promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Specific Job testing for rank, not boards where you put try to impress your Sergeant Major and First Sergeants.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    OK If you are not doing it for the money

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    Current Employee - Mantinance NCO in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Mantinance NCO in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    There are not a lot of perks. It can take a long time to get promoted. You become an adult baby sitter of some less then stealer people. Not recommended at all.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of perks. It can take a long time to get promoted. You become an adult baby sitter of some less then stealer people. Not recommended at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay needs to be fixed. Some thing wrong with barley getting paid above the poverty line and your expected to write a check payable up to the amount of your life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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