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US Army Reviews in Fort Leavenworth, KS

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.9 14 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Rewarding but rapidly changing

Army Officer (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsGreat benefits, travel and opportunities

ConsLeadership is changing and not in a good way

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote on merit, not just time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It is the most selfless job you can find

Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsTeam Members, Leadership, Opportunities for personal and professional growth, Challenging, and Rewarding.

ConsTime spent away from loved ones.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-look at Soldiers Separation education.

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

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A mix of good and bad times

Correctional Officer (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsGReat benefits and putting your heart into it will help you move up

ConsSour leadership, Long hours, Too many restrictions

Advice to Senior ManagementPerpare people for better leadership oppourtunities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best of the Best

Senior Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsUnlimited opportunities to succeed, grow, learn, be mentored, be taught, and gain invaluable leadership and professional work experience. No other organization would give a brand new college graduate 50 employees and a high level of authority and autonomy.

ConsGrowth is limited by federal law. You will generally remain with your peers throughout your entire career. They promoted too many people too fast and have some wildly incompetent leaders.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have to break away from the "everyone gets promoted" model. It doesn't work.

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

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Physician Assistant (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsYou have the opportunity to excel even if you come from absolutely nothing. Started my career as a private and now I'm a Captain. Entered with no college now have bachelors and masters degree.

ConsThe AMEDD eats their young. You are worked like a dog. No admin time given. PAs are over strength resulting in few opportunities for advancement beyond CPT.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo much moving and turn over of senior leadership in medical facilities. Too much running of this business through emails when most providers in a military healthcare facility don't have time to even read emails.

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

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My experience has prepaired me for the challenges associated with unexpected events.

Military Policeman (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

ProsSome of the pros:

* Pride in serving your country
* Good medical/dental benefits for you and your dependents
* Free on-the-job training
* 3 square meals a day (When in training and deployed)
* Job security
* Money for college
* Travel
* Some of the money you earn is tax free (when in a war zone)
* Lots of room for advancement
* Advancement opportunities and processes are clearly defined
* You know exactly what is expected of you

ConsSome of the cons:

 * Your life may be put in danger
 * You actually give up some of your rights as a citizen
 * You may be forced to live in areas you don't like
 * You will likely have to live apart from your family for months at a time for training and a year away from home for deployments
 * Low pay compared to doing the same job in the civilian sector

Advice to Senior ManagementLead from the front to be example for your Soldiers to emulate and put the needs of your Soldiers before your own.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant (Former Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

Pros-Benefits
-College tuition
-Access to MWR Facilities

Cons-Hours are crazy
-Work, work, work, and more work

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Operations Officer (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

Pros+ feels like family
+ provides structure
+ fantastic medical care
+ competative salary structure
+ incredible retirement plan
+ upward mobility
+ education continues throughout career
+ leadership begins the first day and continues through career

Cons- long and frequent deployments
- career hard on body and family
- moving up mean many changes in duties
- little room for individualism

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunities for advancement and steady compensation.

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

I have been working at US Army

ProsGreat benefits
Awesome teamwork
Best place to learn a craft

ConsLong months away from family
Countless hours of work
Working in dangerous environments

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care if Soldiers both on active duty and after active duty.

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Good pay

Budget Analyst (Former Employee)
Fort Leavenworth, KS

I worked at US Army

ProsGood benefits, pay and vacation and sick leave

ConsIt is discouraging to see taxpayers money spent on so much crap.

Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your employees, I see so many people buying shoes and chatting on the internet all day instead of doing real work. One of my coworkers would take about 5 personal call an hour.

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