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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
6,534 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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  1.  

    Special Agent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    Great experience and training. You are exposed to all aspects of federal law enforcement.

    Cons

    Frequent travel and relocation. Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This career is very rewarding, but it is also very very demanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Free health care for you and your family. The retirement program, and savings programs are excellent. The Army community allows people from all walks of life to have even footing. It doesn't matter where you came from, or what you did before. All are equal.

    Cons

    You will be away from home a lot. Even when you are at your home work area, you will have to be at work away from your family a lot. This job will have you doing things that can really change you, for better or worse. Some moments will show you what you are capable of, and you will be stronger for it. Others may shake you to your core in a way that will be very difficult to recover from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is constantly adapting and changing. This job isn't for everyone, and it shouldn't try to accommodate everyone. The biggest weakness I see, is that the group has to keep the pace of the lowest performer. Some of these low performers are tying up middle management, losing valuable resources that are in short supply.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Best Job I ever had

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

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

    Pros

    20 years and I am so proud to have had the opportunity to service with the best in the world.

    Cons

    the down size is hurting us but that is government not the military

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stop fighting for our troops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fire support specialst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forward Observer in Fort Drum, NY
    Former Employee - Forward Observer in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    great life and benefits to raise a family or get away from home

    Cons

    low pay starting out. go officer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the new garrison life will suck but be worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    army

    • 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

    great camaraderie and jobs to choose from

    Cons

    salary no good but benefits are great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more oney

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Fantastic Opportunities

    • 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

    Get to see the world

    Cons

    Occasional lenghty deployments which can at times negetively impact family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    JOIN US IN CREATING EXCELLENCE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Executive Officer in Fort Riley, KS
    Current Employee - Company Executive Officer in Fort Riley, KS

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Greta pay and you get to do lots of cool stuff and deploy. Lots of benefits. Really a lifestyle choice that you should consider if you want a rewarding unglamorous career

    Cons

    Family time is minimal and you're likely to get called into work on weekends and spend weeks or months in the field training between 9 month deployments to combat zones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the bad officers and NCOs with a more objective evaluation system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Better Than The Commercial, Maybe Not As Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Military Intelligence in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Military Intelligence in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Professional training, experience, and opportunities! Great benefits, pay, and travel!

    Cons

    Others too often focus on self instead of team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." Develop your subordinates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome place

    • 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

    Great travel opportunities and get to play with neat stuff

    Cons

    Extended time away from family when deployed to a combat zone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promotions based on job performance rather than other things

  11.  

    35T

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal

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

    Pros

    Gain entry level job experience. Full benefits and housing. Rewarding most of the time and the knowledge that your job is making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Promotions do not come quickly or easily. Much time spent away from family. Relocation every few years. Possibility of depolyment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let some of the small stuff go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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