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Updated April 20, 2015
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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. Excellent Chance to learn everytihng

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Separate from family during training secession

  2. Education Center Coordinator

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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

    Job security; health care coverage; benefits

    Cons

    long hours; deployments; hazardous duty

  3. Recruiting and Retention

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    Former Employee - Retired in Texico, NM
    Former Employee - Retired in Texico, NM

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Didn't worry about a paycheck and made some great friends

    Cons

    Being away from family all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Always do the right thing. Scandals hurt the Army moral across the globe.

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  5. 13F

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stability, insurance, flexibility, education, promotion

    Cons

    Stupidity, rudeness, does not really care about family

    Advice to Management

    get better

  6. 25B

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very structured and there were lots of good people that worked there. Great place to develop your own leadership style.

    Cons

    There was too much red tape to deal with. People would use rank instead of actual knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Know who your employees are. Someone that looks good on paper might not be the best person for the job.

  7. Logistics Director

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    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager in Tacoma, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Adventurous, challenging, build great friendships, teamwork, training and travel. If you are up for the task go for it.

    Cons

    Deployments, long long days. Not really much to say other than those. It is what ever you make of it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve the quality of life for your Soldiers and their families.

  8. i learned the value of hard work and completing task on time so the mission could go forward.

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at US Army (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady Paycheck, health benefits, meeting different people from different cultures, traveling to different places and always having the opportunity

    Cons

    The cons were getting use to working on only 5 hours of sleep

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and make sure you give the workers the opportunity to show their leadership skills

  9. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn, learn, learn. Great leadership training.

    Cons

    Deployments, but that is the name of the game.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  10. Army Officer

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    Current Employee - O4 - Army - Major in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - O4 - Army - Major in Fort Meade, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work; wearing uniforms; travel; camaraderie; career progression is expected; get to work with better trained leadership than in the civilian sector; we get better training and better leadership training through the ranks than civilian sector; physical fitness during career required; get lots of training; benefits and vacation; housing or housing allowance; military car sales deals; Post 9/11 GI Bill; etc.

    Cons

    Often times have high stress, must be able to multi-task, but many cannot; deployment away from families; might be killed/captured/missing/wounded in action or from just doing your job; sometimes it's not easy being a leader or the best, so may not get promoted as the rank competition gets higher

    Advice to Management

    Always evaluate in writing and verbally even if you are the Senior Rater whether you feel like you shouldn't have to tell someone they are doing good or doing bad or not. Don't expect someone to read minds and not be surprised on an evaluation because the write up is weak.

  11. Infantry Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Professional development and career track program that is designed to help everyone succeed.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. If you fall off of the standard career path it can be difficult to get back on.

    Advice to Management

    Issue formal apology and financial bonus to anyone in the AfPak Hands program

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