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US Army Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
6,238 Reviews
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6,238 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very satisfying job. It is a very life changing experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corrections Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Corrections Specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Job security, serving your country, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Never home, perfessional growth, always messing with your off time with family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Its for anyone, but not for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wahiawä, HI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, sense of belonging to something greater than yourself, chances of a good location, camaraderie, GUNS, adventure

    Cons

    Working under toxic or poor leadership, long hours away from family, chance of a bad location, budget constraints, danger, lack of information flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that a leader's purpose is to provide purpose, direction and motivation and that a leader worth their salt is one who serves those to whom they are senior.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    It was a great experience and I learned a lot of new kills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Armorer Weapons in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Armorer Weapons in Fort Campbell, KY

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

    Pros

    You get paid to work out , decent pay, great benefits, and family oriented

    Cons

    To many bosses and deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication, honorable, and care about your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    a long but good seven years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    The benefits are the best part. Everyone will agree.

    Cons

    Depends on where you end up, but it will usually be leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very rewarding, long hours

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can positively impact peoples lives, administer career counseling, and opportunity to change the face of the organization. Benefits are great. Work in the community and network.

    Cons

    Dealing with so many ill-informed and aggressive people, at least initially.

  7.  

    The US Army provides plenty of opportunities to grow and develop professionally.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Benefit and taking care of Soldiers and their family members.

    Cons

    Deplyments and constant moving of family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Military Life

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Excellent training and job opportunity.

    Cons

    Leaders need to be leaders by action not just by Rank!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    26 years of service in the Army

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction is the greatest benefit of serving in the Army. Knowing that you are contributing to "defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic" provides a significant sense of purpose. The benefits are also greatly improved from the early '90s. Travel, and the opportunity to see and do many things that most will never see or do is also a great benefit. Finally, the development of leadership skills under the most demanding conditions is a definite plus.

    Cons

    Sacrifice goes along with service. "We are not here to practice democracy, but to defend it" is more than just a funny line from a movie. Hardships of frequent moves and long, frequent deployments can take their toll on family. Lastly, knowing that some of the missions that you may be called upon to do have a significant political component, that you might not necessarily agree with can be difficult, but it comes with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beleive that we ought to be pressing civilian leadership to get more "buy in" from the American people on the wars that we fight. We lost many good men and women in Iraq, and to see it all thrown away for political expediency is heartbreaking. Finally, stop with the social experimentation in the Army - we are here to prevent war, and if that fails, to fight and win those wars, not to further some progressive social agenda.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Good company to work for will always love to be there.

    Cons

    Too demanding always travelling and less time for family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good interpersonal skills is the key to good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An Excellent Way to Kick Start Your Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The Army is a great way to learn to organize your life, focus on what's important and gain invaluable experience that you won't find anywhere else. I thoroughly enjoyed my 22 years of service in the Army. Yep, there are bumps in the road anywhere you go. Focus on the task at hand and you will do very well. I don't regret for a moment my choice to enter the Army as a career.

    Cons

    You don't always get the "perfect" assignment. You may not advance a quickly as you would like. Competition can be tough. But life is all about challenges. Make the most of it and the rewards will be there for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a sharp eye out for the people who have exceptional talent and reach out to mentor them along the way. Learning with good advice from superiors is truly motivating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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