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US Army Reviews in Fort Leavenworth, KS

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
22 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 213 reviews)

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  1.  

    Serving in the US Army has been an awesome and life long rewarding experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CBRN Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - CBRN Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    The opportunity to travel, unique experiences and challenges, and working with people who are on a higher level of ethical and moral standards. Promotions are fair, balanced and can be planned for which allows for individual preparation. The culture varies within different career fields varying from hard core adventurous outlooks to normal civilian like office culture. However, the overall Army Values and Ethos is consistent through out the organization. It would be tough for any other business on the planet to match the benefits package: 30 days paid vacation, full medical to include family, full dental to include limited family, steady pay and promotions, opportunities to pursue funded collage education and pursue higher degrees, fellowship programs w/ nationally recognized industries and other government organizations, the list goes on....

    Cons

    In some cases, separation from families, limited choices on assignments, and opportunities to change career fields. A lot depends on timing and circumstances. Work/life balance can be a challenge, but creativity is the key in making it work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With the understanding of the strength management issue; try to allow more flexibility in assignments choices and career field changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Military Police Correctional Officer, Served in the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth Kansas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Military has good benefits. Being a Soldier is not your normal 9 to 5 job. It is very challenging work pace and the environment can change. I think the Military is the best place for Leader development.

    Cons

    Deployments can get very tiresome and be very stressful on the family life. Your are required to relocate every few years. After a few moves you get used to it and start to miss is after while.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget where you came from, everyone in the Army starts out at the bottom either at basic training or OCS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Army Civilian

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Scientist in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Social Scientist in Fort Leavenworth, KS

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, travel, skill acquisition, great medical care

    Cons

    If you are not flexible and open-minded, the military culture may be difficult to embrace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging and rewarding career for aggressive minded resilient upwardly mobile persons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Military Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Training is good, but you only get what you put into it!
    Comradery is above par, and one of the major selling points and reasons to continue to serve.
    Potential for multiple areas of professional progression are possible as long as you are competitive.
    Access to higher level training, equipment, and opportunities that civilian peers only dream about.
    Pay and compensation is good for officers, but for enlisted is just enough to stay afloat.

    Cons

    Expect to put your family on the back burner for the Army, unless there is a significant family issue.
    Long hours, dangerous deployments.
    Leadership can be good, but when it’s bad, it’s really bad which can sour the experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most issues in the military are in the grey area, which can be hard to deal with properly on both employed and employer side. There are very few black and white issues, and those need to be delt with quickly and completely

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Best, life changing, experience I've had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Prepares you for the future constantly and gives you life skills that you thought you would never have.

    Cons

    Very long hours and very physically demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to mold tomorrow's leaders in the army and civilian environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    For the most part, a positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Leadership training and experience, free health care, retirement package, and educational opportunities. There are opportunities for certifications that translate to civilian fields.

    Cons

    A lot of travel/time away from home, potentially life-threatening danger. In the current economic times the prognosis for mid-level management is not great and there is uncertainty as to the future budget for the military, which could effect training and operational funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure there is a balance between work and home life for all Soldiers. In order to survive as an institution the armed forces must do a better job of disciplining senior level officers when they commit offenses that would result in the termination of more junior employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfying job. It is a very life changing experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corrections Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Corrections Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Job security, serving your country, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Never home, perfessional growth, always messing with your off time with family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    It's volunteer what do you expect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Healthcare Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot and have tools that other jobs do not use. Where else will a company teach you to shoot an automatic rifle, throw grenades, drive tanks.

    Cons

    Being at war for so long a lot of the great leaders in the Army went on to pursue and make more money outside the Army. The ones that are left are not concerned with the soldiers as they should be and look out for themselves. When you volunteer for the Army, expect to be voluntold to do a lot more, especially as a new young soldier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting based on points. Get honest reviews from all levels of the employee and base the promotion on accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding but rapidly changing

    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, travel and opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership is changing and not in a good way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote on merit, not just time

    Recommends
  11.  

    It is the most selfless job you can find

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Time spent away from loved ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-look at Soldiers Separation education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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