US Army Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
5,776 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 404 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 508 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 208 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Job Security, Unknown future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Job security, competitive pay, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Deployments, health risks, work/life balance issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage deployments better. Do not tap the same folks over and over.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 31 Year career with the US Army

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    Learned there is nothing that I cannot do and there are those three to support. Great opportunities to climb and keep getting promoted. Input from all levels is always listened to and given the same consideration. You get to work with people from all over the USA.
    Benefits are great for you hands family.

    Cons

    My only cons are the long hours and Going moths with time off. If you do not grow it is because yo have not tried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always respect the lower enlisted. They have a great wealth of knowledge and will always add value to the job at hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the best times of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4)
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4)

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

    Pros

    travel, great people, experience you cant anywhere else, you get to blow stuff up, you learn discipline,team work and is an overall character builder. Builds pride and self esteem. you learn really quick to enjoy the freedoms that we have on a daily basis.

    Cons

    pay sucks, rules of engagement are horrible, food is not the best. deployments are long, you could get yourself killed fighting in a war that i for some reason still don't exactly understand. depending on the job that you pick in the military has a lot to do with what you can do in the civilian workforce when you are finished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    elect better politicians

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enlisted Infantry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader

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

    Pros

    Great training if you're hungry and willing to work hard to get it. Full healthcare and dental benefits. Vacation time is not always easy to come by but you receive 30 days per year. Infantry specific - When you work, you work harder than you ever have. However, it sure beats sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    It has a commanding hold on your life. You will have to make sacrificed and will be giving up some of your freedoms. You don't always get out what you put into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's as simple as "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I served 23 years, 1 month, 15 days. Says it all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Parachute Rigger Detachment Sergeant
    Former Employee - Parachute Rigger Detachment Sergeant

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Long hour. Many Deployments. Tough on Family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote according to potential and accomplishments...not according to affiliations especially the ones that are outside the army organization

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to start your career and life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    A place where you can learn many life's lessons and gain great benefits to set you up for life

    Cons

    Might have to deploy, and as you might think, its the Army's way, always...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep soldiers informed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    steady pay and benefits and fun times

    Cons

    crazy hours and dangerous but fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it real

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Advancement opportunities come quickly and are entirely dependant on the person.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Musician
    Current Employee - Military Musician

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

    Pros

    Outstanding commitment to excellence, easy to take pride in your work. Becomes a family and a way of life, kind of cult like except that you get paid.

    Cons

    Hours are long, discomfort becomes normal. If you aren't a morning person you will be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Loved being in the US Army.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Stability. Inexpensive healthcare.

    Cons

    The organization is VERY time demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best experience of my life.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most rewarding experience of my life, received the most awesome training of my life

    Cons

    Pay is less than what one would want for the commitment required, by and large America does not truly care about veterans so I have had a difficult time receiving benefits in my disability retirement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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