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US Army Reviews in Germany

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
6,263 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.  

    15 Years of Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Job security
    Travel
    Excellent training opportunities
    Guaranteed monthly pay
    Sense of pride

    Cons

    Job Security
    Constant change
    Unsure of next locations to move to
    Promotion potential limited in some fields
    Can be away from family for extended periods

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Join the Army

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gen Mechanical in Kaiserslautern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Gen Mechanical in Kaiserslautern (Germany)

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Want to go to college for free and get paid? Join the military and stop making excuses that the world is to hard. The Army/military can be the best thing for a person that needs a little help after a layoff or right out of HS.

    Cons

    Long long long hours but think of the big picture-get in and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ......

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    fun and challenging while it lasted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Stuttgart (Germany)
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Stuttgart (Germany)

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Great benefits, getting paid to be healthy, train for a purpose, and serving your country.

    Cons

    leadership not the same across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider getting rid of the toxic leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    AWESOME

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Army in Grafenwöhr (Germany)
    Current Employee - US Army in Grafenwöhr (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Travel the world, meet new people, learn new skills and trades

    Cons

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not for everybody

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Hohenfels, Bayern (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The Army is not for everybody, but if you have what it takes and are willing to do what it's necessary to complete the mission, then the Army is the best place to work. You get to meet a variety of great people and form a band of brothers that you will not find in any other job.

    Cons

    If you do what you are supposed to do and what you are told (until you get rank) then there are really no Cons. Life will be so much easier and better for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in your NCO's is the key to mission success

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    US Army

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Chief in Ramstein (Germany)
    Former Employee - Communications Chief in Ramstein (Germany)

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Structure and training, easy to get hired if you make it through training. It will develop character and a sense of loyalty in most people who become a part of it. You are allowed to pick your specialisation please do so with great care.

    Cons

    Can be dangerous physically.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    US Army mechanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 91D in Grafenwöhr (Germany)
    Current Employee - 91D in Grafenwöhr (Germany)

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

    Pros

    travel, people, germany, deployment, thats about it

    Cons

    leadership, obama, the way the government is going

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Outstanding Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations NCO in Kaiserslautern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Operations NCO in Kaiserslautern (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and take care of a family. You get what you put into it.

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership. Sometimes adaptability isn't enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Military Police Team Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Police in Kaiserslautern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Military Police in Kaiserslautern (Germany)

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor

    Pros

    Great vacation time
    Travel opportunities
    Medical and Health benefits are great for the active duty soldiers. Medicine is usually cheap or free and families receive similar benefits.
    Higher education can be obtained and mostly paid for by the U.S. Army if certain requirements are met.

    Cons

    Extended periods away from family
    Advancement opportunities tend to be challenging
    Work hours are not always constant
    Advanced training opportunities are vary from unit to unit, but generally, people in larger units receive fewer opportunities.

  11.  

    Great benefits, great people, but some decisions by leadership are just bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cannon Crew Member in Bamberg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Cannon Crew Member in Bamberg (Germany)

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are by far the most important part of being in the army. Free health care for you and your family. Not to mention creating lifelong friendships.

    Cons

    The way the army has changed in the past few years is hard to describe. I cant believe the "stuff" (couldn't say what I really wanted to say) that I had to deal with at times.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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