US Army Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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US Army Secretary John McHugh
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Pros
  • 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. Love Serving

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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

    The benefits are unmatched and the opportunity to serve is far more than other satisfaction. We are should be proud to sere our country, especially in time of need.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the federal government and especially the department of defense is currently going thru a lot of changes and there is even a downsize going on in the military because the wars are over.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve and make the adjustments needed in order for the service to survive and to be able to keep us and our civil liberities.


  2. Budget NCO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Pay, Lot of travel to exotic places, Training and experiences you can only get and share with friends. It has challenging time but much outweighed by the benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours and deployments. The job at times can get slow and you have to find stuff to challenge yourself. The redundancies of training get to you but understand the Politics of the position.

    Advice to Management

    Join the Army and learn what we do before you change things. Let you kids join it isn't what it was in the 70"s It is a great career and has benefits better than you can get in the real world


  3. cannon crewman

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    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Eustis, VA

    I worked at US Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career but it should been longer but i should have stayed in

    Cons

    Nothing at all i want to start over


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  5. My experience with the Army

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    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

    Enjoyed the opportunity to serve my country and travel the world and contribute to protecting the national security interests of the United States.

    Cons

    Depending on the type of job you have, there are some long hours and sacrifices you will need to make if you have a family.


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    MOS 19D, CAVALRY SCOUT

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    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Hood, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Combat, adrenaline rush
    my deployment consisted of 2,400 hours of full spectrum combat operations in Iraq
    you will lose weight
    90% you will have downtime on deployment BUT 10% time is AWESOME.

    Cons

    garrison life
    you will be expected to do details
    you will be spending most of your garrison time in the motor pool
    when deployed, you will be doing alot of preventive maint.
    when deployed you will be bored 90% of the time


  7. US Army Infantry

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    Former Employee - Infantryman
    Former Employee - Infantryman

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excitment physical conditioning, travels, growth

    Cons

    Long Hours, dangerous, divorce rate


  8. Sr HR Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Regional Safety Specialist in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Safety Specialist in Fort Gordon, GA

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefit plans
    Optimium career development
    Success depends on the individual

    Cons

    Current retirement plan has changed to mirror private sector


  9. Field Artillery Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Great life experience. Opportunity to lead people with diverse backgrounds. Hone time and stress management skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are unpredictable.


  10. Awesome people and fun.

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    Current Employee - Infantryman in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Newnan, GA

    I have been working at US Army (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, meet some awesome people, and awesome training. Get lots of holidays and a 3 or 4 day weekend pretty much every month. 30 days of leave a year.

    Cons

    Not a lot of home time sometimes in peak training months plus the long deployments. You will see a lot of kids come in who just can't handle the job.


  11. US Army Medical

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great take home pay for medical personnel, great potential for advancement

    Cons

    Not much voice in career decisions



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