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Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
6,867 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 213 reviews)

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    US Army

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    GREAT for starting a professional career.

    Cons

    DEPLOYMENT; being away from family/home ....

  2.  

    I am working in US Army,here is growth opportunity for young talents,makes professional,strong and practical.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    I am impressed with the founders' backgrounds and the current financial statements. This is the company I've been looking for, a place where my background, experience and skills can be put to use and make things happen.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge is time , prepare plan for in coming events, training, deployment.physical and mentally fit for work in long period of time .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice with co-worker,analyst the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Life changing opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Training, development of skills, team building.

    Cons

    Having to deal with governmnet issues that come from the top, yet, don't affect those at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on common sense and less on book answers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The Army

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Challenging work places that feels rewarding when missions get complete.

    Cons

    Long hours can be draining. There are times where mid and higher management do not engage their junior fellowship or lead the way that they should

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your team so that addressing problems will become easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Incredible opportunities to develop yourself and future soldiers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NCO in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - NCO in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Many schools that will shape you into a great leader. Free education, travel (both good and bad), and the ability to bond with your brothers and sisters that will last a life-time. Great medical benefits and benefits for veterans.

    Cons

    Having to perform duties that are mindless ("area beautification"), low pay, and lots of travel (again, both good and bad). Also, you may be working for people that don't have the best ideas. You will be asking yourself many times, "Why are we doing this, again?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The NCO-corp is becoming a bunch of lazy whiners. For it to be the back-bone, more discretion should be used when promoting soldiers to NCO's or even promoting NCO's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to serve and lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Adventure. Team. Lead. Values. Fitness

    Cons

    Promotions. Frequent moves. Dangerous. Work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhauling the evaluation and promotion systems. Broaden career paths and required positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I served four years in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst. It was an honor to serve.

    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Drum, NY
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    It was a challenging job that requires soldiers to take initiative, and always demanding. Soldiers develop a great sense of community and comradery with fellow soldiers which makes it unforgettable.

    Cons

    Demanding work with a very strong bureaucratic structure. It is easy to get caught up in the "hurry up and wait" mentality, because much of it stateside is maintenance-based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A small amount of training (TDYs) in tools, techniques, and strategies used by the private sector could optimize how your soldiers accomplished their tasks by exponential margins.

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    A great opportunity to develop necessary skills to move elsewhere in life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    The environment is always changing from day to day.
    There is unlimited opportunity within the Army for improvement, advancement, or a total career change.

    Cons

    You have no control over your own life.
    Other people have absolute dominion over you regardless of how competent or incompetent they may be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the management of soldiers is being considered the utmost importance by screening and enforcing the guidlines set forth by the Army in how it chooses leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great training and leadership opportunities

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    • 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

    Training provides real world experience that can be used in the civilian sector

    Cons

    Deployments can create long periods away from family and friends

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    Personal growth experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great career and very rewarding experience

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about this career

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