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Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
5,239 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 347 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization (in 450 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 174 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cavalry Scout

    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout  in  Fort Stewart, GA
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Stewart, GA

    Pros

    Pay Schedule, Time-off, Benefits, Co-Workers

    Cons

    Long hours, uncertain duties for the day

  2.  

    At times you will want to pull out your hair, and other times you will love it to your core.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 15T  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - 15T in Savannah, GA

    Pros

    You will always have some sort of training to complete to make yourself better. The pay isn't horrible and there are a lot of perks. Promotions between the rank of E1-E4 are free all you have to do is show up on-time in the right uniform and do what your told.

    Cons

    Once your "off the clock" your not really off you can always get called back in. While deployed you will get 1 day off every 14 days or 2 off every 30. There is no work-life balance you always have that thought in the back of your head that is thinking about work and how whatever you're doing could affect you at work. You will sit through hours of suicide prevention classes. and EO classes given by the most raciest person.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4)  in  Fort Benning, GA
    Former Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4) in Fort Benning, GA

    Pros

    Camaraderie, professionalism, benefits, travel, education.

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments, redundant policies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    decent place to practice. actually enjoy my job. been here 9 years.

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Augusta, GA

    Pros

    no pressure to do anything unethical. all rules and laws followed. tremendous amount of respect from other healthcare professionals

    Cons

    red tape. got to go through too many people to get anything done or changed. lots of hassel at times, i work night shirt, and methods of operatoion are too often changed without the info filtering down to night shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I had the answers and methods to straighten out the Federal Government, I would be a genious and extremely wealthy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Military Service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 15W Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator  in  Fort Benning, GA
    Former Employee - 15W Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator in Fort Benning, GA

    Pros

    Job security
    great benefits
    job options/training
    potential for travel
    focus on team mentality while maintaining the individual thinking capability

    Cons

    loss of some personal freedom
    job advancement is limited when advancing to senior ranks
    possible long term seperations from family and friends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain  in  Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Columbus, GA

    Pros

    Lots of Travel, Great benefits, opportunity for advancement, meet new and interesting people, and explore a culture that's different from the corporate norm.

    Cons

    Risk of being deployed to a hazardous environment, can be away from family doing field problems/ training exercises, force is shrinking due to budget cuts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best decision I ever made.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer  in  Fort Gordon, GA
    Current Employee - 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer in Fort Gordon, GA

    Pros

    Benefits, paid-vacation, college and technical certification opportunities, invaluable life experiences. Character-building experiences in abundance. Fantastic route for the shiftless high-school grad, who isn't sure what to do with their life yet.

    Cons

    Time away from family due to deployments and training is a given, due to the nature of the work. Be wary of toxic leaders who do not lead by example, as well as exemplify other negative supervisory traits. Routine can become boring if one does not continue to progress in their career field, So, always pursue promotion…ALWAYS. Quality of life is secondary to mission and training. If you want the best quality of life and desire military service, do what my wife did and join the Air Force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training relevance at the Advanced Individual Training phase continues to be largely outdated. Additionally, majority of the equipment that fall under the scope of responsibility for the 94F is under repair contract with the original manufacturer, or a third-party agency. Failure to reallocate funding from these contracts to train 94F's in additional repair techniques and field equipment-specific test and repair equipment, undermines the mission scope of the 94F as a whole and compromises the Army's ability to truly be a fully dynamic and mobile force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Serving your country.

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    Current Employee - Soldier  in  Fort Stewart, GA
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Stewart, GA

    Pros

    Great career choice for dedicated hard working people. Excellent opportunity for advancement. See the world.

    Cons

    Long days at times. Physical demanding. Deployments take you away from your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your soldiers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Teaches you the importance of good leadership and professionalism

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    Current Employee - Army Officer  in  Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Benning, GA

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to hold leadership positions

    Cons

    Long hours make it hard to balance work and family, its takes alot of work to make it work for many families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to you experienced NCOs to gain the insight you need to make the right decisions and to give you the advice you need when developing a plan or leading a operation, thier insight is critical to gaining the perspective you will need.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not for everyone.

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    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal  in  Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Savannah, GA

    Pros

    Health benefits, education benefits, 2 days of leave gained each month. Many other family services and benefits to help where you need it the most. A lot of great army programs.

    Cons

    Your leadership dictates the out come of morale and welfare of your life in the Army. Toxic leadership and the "Look at me, what can I do to benefit myself and throw whoever under the bus." are everywhere. It's no longer how it used to be where everyone looked out for each other, instead the draw backs have changed the way things work and too many good people have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    Deployments for 9 months that end up 10 months with no break. Better off having a 12 month deployment with a break.
    A lot of wasted time and money on things that do not work. No one wanting to listen to someone who has a better idea how to accomplish something faster, safer and that would cost less.
    People stuck in their ways, out dated regulations and field manuals. Outdated equipment and equipment that is useless or waste of money. Only because someone wanted someone to buy from someone to make someone rich. Instead of thinking of those of us who use it on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return back to basics, award those who deserve it, gain the trust of those you lead not through intimidation but through communication. Punishments should fit the crime and live the army values the way you tell everyone else to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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