US Army Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are what makes it worth it (in 122 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    US Army

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Develop skills such as leadership and problem solving. The ability to adapt to any environment and culture at any given time is a skill that you cannot learn. Education in areas such as sexual harassment and equal opportunity is demanded.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons but moving every three years. After building an organization and get it running how you want, time is up and it is time to move on to the next assignment and sometimes you can't get in a comfortable zone.


  2. Mortuary Affairs Specialist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Builds character and opens doors to a wide array of training and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be dangerous and has consistently irregular hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who work for you and you will increase performance.


  3. Infantry experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I loved the infantry and would go back given the chance

    Cons

    deployments are hard on families


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  5. Engineer Officer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Officer
    Current Employee - Engineer Officer

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always have the ability to move up and continue education. Leadership opportunities are great with multiple opportunities to change jobs.

    Cons

    Always moving and never have the ability to stay in a the same place for more than 2-3 years. As the military shrinks the training becomes less fun and there seems to be more paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Must continue to drive for move training funds and to make things interesting. Junior Officers get tired of the senior guys saying how it used to be.


  6. Logistian

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    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for work experience in any field and to travel.

    Cons

    Can but you in harms way.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are very hard workers and discipline.


  7. SENIOR DATA ANALYST / BUSINESS ANALYST / INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Grovetown, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in Grovetown, GA

    I worked at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learned different disciplines of my job. traveled around the world to many fascinating places, and meet great people.

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends.

    Advice to Management

    stay humble and keep employees motivated. always talk to employees know whats going on even if it involve personal life, it shows that you care.


  8. Program Analyst

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Fort Eustis, VA

    I worked at US Army (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Opportunity with numerous challenges.

    Cons

    Downsizing activities ongoing across the Army civilian sector.


  9. Army Officer

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    Former Employee - US Army Officer
    Former Employee - US Army Officer

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great locations if you are in a small branch.

    Cons

    Deployments, 2-year moves, general staff assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop caving into politicians who don't understand the strategic significance of a capable ground component. Enough of cutting the force below 490K.


  10. Senior Human Resources Manager

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    Current Employee - BDE S1 Senior Human Resources in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - BDE S1 Senior Human Resources in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits; medical; life insurance; great values

    Cons

    Early mornings and late nights


  11. United States Army!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    The Army was my life! I loved it! Great men and women to work with, strong leaders and excellent promotion opportunities! The pay is fair, the vacation time and benefits are in an abundance and lots of time off!

    Cons

    PT test every six months, lots of cardio and some times long hours. I got DA selected for recruiting. Do whatever you can to get out of recruiting! It's the worst!

    Advice to Management

    No more DA selecting soldiers for Drill or Recruiting.



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