US Army Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
5,886 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 478 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 120 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 515 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 210 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Citizen Soldiers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Plans in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Operations and Plans in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, values and teamwork

    Cons

    Career progression can be difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great organization to learn many lessons.

    • 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

    Tough training to produce the best. Amazing leaders.

    Cons

    Highly demanding that the soldier meets the standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Personal Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Soldier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Soldier in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Best decision Ive ever made and wouldnt trade any of it for the world.

    Cons

    Lots of time away from friends and loved ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hooah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A lifestyle not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Master Gunner in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Division Master Gunner in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Predictable promotion, a step-by-step layout for each rank.
    Culture of doing what is right no matter what.
    Values based organization

    Cons

    Unpredictable work hours.
    Dealing with every aspect of employees personal lives.
    Moving every three - four years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best 20 Years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit, go for your goals.

    Cons

    Political correctness over rules good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basic, train Soldiers not EO/IG complainers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    US Army

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Officer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Leadership opportunities in a diverse environment with the opportunity for career progression. Continuing education, international experiences, opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Great qualifications for a civilian career.

    Cons

    Working in a large government organization always poses challenges. The organization is slow to change and usually takes draconian measures to give the impression of "fairness." Decisions are not always predicated on the best information and budgetary measures can be influenced by special interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the long view

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Plentiful amounts of training to make you a more multi-faceted individual.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Dependable Retirement Benefits, Learn and train in new skills, Stay in shape and Stay Healthy, and Educational benefits

    Cons

    Early wake-up, predictable and controlled schedule, and separation from your loved ones, whether you are in the military or you're a family member, is one of the aspects of military life that can make or break a person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    24 years in

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

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

    Pros

    Overall the U.S. has many programs to assist its members to better themselves through education and training. Over the past 24 years the focus on families has greatly improved the environment. I would highly recommend this profession to anyone that wants more than just a job and wants to be part of something bigger than themselves.

    Cons

    Time away from family members and combat deployments. This is the nature of why the Army is here and this requirement will not go away. If someone is interested in joining and married they should consider that the entire family is signing up. Everyone will be effected and should agree to this lifestyle. If everyone is not on board it can be very difficult to serve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to maintain discipline and do not substitute new advances in technology for the heart and mind of the Soldier.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    At the top, and I'm stuck.

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay + other entitlements are great, especially if you're a single person. Even with a family, the army will pay for your housing in many cases.

    Health benefits are awesome as well.

    There are lots of 4-day weekends, which you can't beat (unless you own your own business and make your own hours).

    Cons

    If you're one who's fairly intelligent, the level of nonsense that takes place and that you'd have to deal with on a daily basis can be overwhelming at times. You really have to be one who doesn't think too much so that you can just listen and take orders. I'm not that person.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The things you don't know are what will get you into trouble

    • 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

    good benefits, steady paycheck, 30 days paid vacation a year, unlimited medical coverage and "sick days"

    Cons

    limited promotion, not based off of job perfomance, you spend a lot of time dealing with last minute things that other people put off then decide to drop on your plate. If they'd ask you about it in a timely manner it wouldn't be a problem, the fact that they wait for the deadline to ask for help and then blame you for not making the mission happen is a common occurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is a crap shoot. you don't really have much of an option if you get a bad one, and you'll remember the bad ones more than the good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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