US Army Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
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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.  

    It's a family thing

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will love the cohesion, team work and sense of accomplishment. You will learn to make a difference and become a better person.

    Cons

    Lots of time away from your family but it's worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prep the Soldiers for after the military. Enforce education and professionalism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have had the chance to build a career and education as a top notch Logistician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Ecellent benefits, chance for advancement, you also get to travel and see new places and things. You get a lot of time off when the job is done.

    Cons

    You are away from your home and familiy a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way to build moral, cohesion and excellent work relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Health Services Human Resources Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Services Human Resources Officer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Health Services Human Resources Officer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Promotion opportunities, Professional affiliations, Leadership opportunities, Job stability, Travel opportunities, Exposure to different cultures, Patriotism.

    Cons

    Short/long term separations from family, imbalance of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) of personnel. Some personnel homestead at assignments/duty stations and/or deployed more often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move out (Retire) very senior personnel that are homesteading and filling positions that prevent the advancement of the up and coming leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I love it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    I get desent pay and benefits to do what I love!

    Cons

    A lot of time spent away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your NCOs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunities everywhere

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

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

    Pros

    Travel, opportunities to work with different people and learn many styles. the cost of living benefits and healthcare is more than competitive in today's environment. The retirement is good and starts earlier than most. Best thing is equal pay and benefits for women and there are more avenues to address impropriety in the workplace.

    Cons

    Not everyone you work with is skilled or has good communication skills. Not everyone wants to travel or be separated from their families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the toxic leadership. Company values are no better or worse than most civilian companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall rewarding, but hard to understand the cutback and need for a military at War.

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

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

    Pros

    Stable pay check every 1st and 15th.

    Cons

    Deployments can be hard on the kids being away for up to a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compeition is tough so it is important to always do your best.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great career or job for those who are looking for a skill that you get paid to learn

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Army is a fantastic place to learn leadership skills while receiving superior training in a skill that you choose.

    Cons

    Often time the Senior Leadership feels the junior Soldiers are just stepping stones for them to use in order to advance there careers. The political games can be exhausting and shouldn't be allowed in the work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your leaders room to grow instead of micro-managing them.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The US Army is worth the challenge.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor, Writer in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Current Employee - Instructor, Writer in Fort Leonard Wood, MO

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

    Pros

    You are in charge of your promotion. If you know how to lead and follow, success is yours for the taking.

    Cons

    Negative people in the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach Commanders to understand who is working for them and ensure they understand why. Nothing should ever be personal. This is a professional organization with lots of intelligent professionals that are willing to go above and beyond to complete the mission. There is no reset or rewind in some cases. Chose the hard right over the easy wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience and growth potential

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy to make a difference
    Travel is constant which means you don't get bored
    Benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    Long hours and non-standard work weeks
    Some chance of getting hurt or severely injured
    Promotions do not always go to those best suited for future excellence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower subordinates and do not do things just because that's the way they have alwasy been done

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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