US Army Material Command

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US Army Material Command Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to do research (Army Research Laboratory).

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    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Adelphi, MD
    Current Employee - Electronics Engineer in Adelphi, MD

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

    Pros

    Many bright minds in one place, plentiful resources, encouraging management.

    Cons

    Workforce is skewed towards 40+ yr olds, top heavy on retirement-eligible employees. Some infighting exists between groups for research resources, hindering collaboration. Furloughs etc. can occur at any time in today's political climate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not as great as it seems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army Material Command

    Pros

    Great benefits and next to impossible to get fired. Access to state of the art technology.

    Cons

    If you are an engineer or scientist don't think for a minute that you'll put your education to use. Contractors do ALL of the technical work. The government work seems to focus more on bureaucrats in training rather than taking advantage of all the expertise available from government employees in today's environment. Sad but true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your government folks with more opportunities to get technical training and work side by side with embedded contractors. Also, briefing high level officials is not an "accomplishment". :)

  3.  

    Very stressful

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    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    To assist in the protection and improve the quality of life for the soldier in the field

    Cons

    dishonest management practices. Must be a buddy with someone in management or on a selection panel to get promoted. Certainly not based on knowledge & skills. Its all who you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very poor management - Everything is back door & rumours control the employees, not fact.Must be a member of the good ole boys club to be treated fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Here's my title

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army Material Command full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start

    Cons

    Creativity is stifled and outsourcing is encouraged.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Job Security and Career Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Natick, MA

    I worked at US Army Material Command full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Training Programs, Full of Resources and support from management to develop your skills for your career and options to look at other career paths.

    Cons

    Federal Workers do not tend ot have the greatest moods. The "government pace" is not up to spead with the available resources and technological advances that are available to us today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who are willing ot work hard, and work to motivate the slackers; try not to allow the slackers to "get away" with abusing the government benefits that they genuinely don't deserve.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Average place to work

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    Current Employee - Buyer/Contract Specialist in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Buyer/Contract Specialist in Warren, MI

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

    Pros

    Job stability, but with the furlough days pending, job stability is questionable. Number of weeks of vacation time, work schedule flexibility. A great place to work if you are in your 20 - 30s. They love young people and promoting young people.

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive. Lack of promotion potential or career growth. Leadership. Furloughs. Pay freeze.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Govt Job

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    working for/with Soldiers and Leaders is rewarding

    Cons

    forms, forms and more forms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give senior people creative leeway

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Federal Employee

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Rapid promotion, a full pension, matching retirement plan, unlimited promotion potential, and unmatched job security.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    It's a means to an end.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at US Army Material Command

    Pros

    Job security, although now they will be letting go of thousands of people soon.

    Cons

    No upward mobility, management doesn't listen to legitimate concerns or ideas, everyone is in it for themselves and not much of a team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer cross training and give employees the time of day to speak freely and have their ideas and concerns voiced without the fear of repercussions.

  11.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Company Commander in Lorton, VA
    Current Employee - Company Commander in Lorton, VA

    I have been working at US Army Material Command

    Pros

    Great, this was an awesome experience. I really like the culture, people, and all of the other stuff that goes with it.

    Cons

    Low pay as this is a government job. Hours can be on the long side as well, but overall I thought that this was a great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. You do a great job supporting the global war on terrorism and the defense of the everbody.

    Recommends

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