US Army Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
5,339 Reviews

3.9
5,339 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Soldier - Retiree

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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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job Stability; professional, dynamic environment; great benefits

    Cons

    long term commitment; possible hazardous work environments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees should be paid more to match their work experience with the rest of the workforce.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unforgettable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Discipline is the most important thing that has been a great factor in my career ...

    Cons

    Long hours make for more experience and a better work ethic .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steady flow of information

  3. 1 person 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
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  5.  

    Best Opportunities in Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Section Sergeant (E-6)  in  Fort Polk, LA
    Current Employee - Infantry Section Sergeant (E-6) in Fort Polk, LA

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the most part, I've made lifelong brothers whom I know I can reach out to in a time of need. I've learned key leadership traits and styles that I won't be able to attain anywhere else and now, they're paying for my education 100% along with a living stipend. I do not regret my decision to join a band of brothers.

    Cons

    The hours aren't great and neither is the pay. Most locations offered to my MOS (job) where rural areas with no bustling city nearby. Dangerous during tours into theatre and time away from home and family is killer on the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting overcritical minor uniform issues and tackle the suicide rates. It pains me to see so many Soldiers who don't get the help they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent experience wouldn't trade it for the world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician  in  Fort Riley, KS
    Former Employee - Aircraft Electrician in Fort Riley, KS

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

    Pros

    Great experience. Learned a lot about being a leader. I gained job skills that make me a valuable candidate in my prospective field.

    Cons

    Some people are hard to deal with. Some long days and sometimes you have to work weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mass punishment is out dated and teachs everyone that regardless if you're squared away or not you'll be punished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best decision of my life.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Teamwork, experience, and the training was great.

    Cons

    Long hours, dangerous locations, and demanding.

  8.  

    Stressful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Steady pay check, good benefits

    Cons

    Under payed, deployments, stress, toxic leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget where you come from

  9.  

    Outstanding, life changing experience.

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Home life is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going like you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A challenge like no other that has molded me into who I am today!

    • 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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Leadership, Camaraderie, upward mobility with promotion and just knowing that you are a part of something that is bigger than yourself! You will always be more mature than those that are your age.

    Cons

    You are on duty 24/7. Higher echelons of leadership often do not take the time to really get to know their troops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One ounce of caring goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Retiring Vet

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

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

    Pros

    The defense of our great country. It is mentally and physically demanding, but rewarding. Great leadership, fellow service members, and community.

    Cons

    All expense paid trips to exotic places. Normally to locations where people like to shot at you. At least we can get a great sun tan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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