US Army Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
5,522 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 347 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization (in 450 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 174 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic

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

    Pros

    Advancement, you could start at the bottom and work you way up to the middle management in less than 10 years if you applied yourself. If you had college it would speed up the advancement. The people, most of the people were good people coming from all walks of life and accomplishing a lot with so few. Every federal holiday was a 4 day weekend. How many jobs are out there for 17 year olds that are salary, offer full medical and dental, offer on the job training, and from the first year offer 30 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes you would have overbearing leadership that really wasn't worthy of the position, in most cases it was the ones that advanced in promotions too quickly and were not ready for the new position or would feel that because their previous leadership taught them bad habits that the bad habits or mistreatment was a normal occurrence. The long hours sometimes. Its one job you cannot just quit or get fired unless you really really messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those of you that have advanced very quickly kudos for you but did you really know your new position? Listen to your subordinates, and treat everyone with the same dignity and respect you desire not deserve due to position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    To be or Not to be a soldier

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

    I worked at US Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    30 days of paid leave per year
    4 day weekends on every national holiday (unless you get stuck on a duty)
    guaranteed pay check
    secure job
    benefits
    career growth opportunities
    GI bill
    Tuition assistance

    Cons

    possible deployments
    time away from family when training or deployed
    possible work related injuries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best Experience of My Life!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    You can screw up until you get it right. Teaches you how to care for a career.

    Cons

    Limits on your potential income. Have to wait for approval to excel beyond the job. Sky is the limit but not in the Army.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    You get to be in the Army

    Cons

    Only if you are a wuss

    Recommends
  6.  

    Not just a job ... it's a way of life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soldier  in  Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    Great oportunities abound, as well as some not so great ones. Dedicated individuals who strive for excellence can go very far, but there is an element of luck. However, remember that luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
    Benefits can be fantastic, especially for ones that want to do an initial term and transition back to civliian life as which point Continuum of Service can be very important.

    Cons

    It's a way of life, not just a job - while you may not be on duty 24/7, you are a soldier 24/7.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Over I've had a great time with varying experiences in the Army mainly due to personal growth and potential for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations NCO  in  Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Operations NCO in Sumter, SC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package offered at all levels. I don't know of any employer whose benefits come close to what the military offers. Of course I dont know all companies so that is an uninformed opinion. Also, the opportunites for advancement are largely dependent on the individual.

    Cons

    The only drawback I've experienced is the separation from the family. There are times when you may have to work in austere conditions, but this is temporary and relative to your sense of adventure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more feedback from the subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Army Civilian

    • 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

    Support the warfighter, continual educational and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Occassionally travel to remote locations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best times of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Sergeant  in  International Falls, MN
    Current Employee - Master Sergeant in International Falls, MN

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

    Pros

    travel and meeting people around the world

    Cons

    War is hell, never never want to do it again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a great career

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

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

    Pros

    Travel the world, meet great people, unlimited job training.

    Cons

    low salary, too many deployments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Information Tech Administator (Unix)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unix Sys Administrative
    Current Employee - Unix Sys Administrative

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co workers, stability, benefits, training

    Cons

    Stressful, over time, hours nothing else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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