US Army Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
5,608 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 388 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 113 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 493 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 198 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist  in  Fort Myer Heights, VA
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Fort Myer Heights, VA

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

    Pros

    It gives you a lot of Discipline

    Cons

    You Travel too much and away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just do it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great chance to have an honorable career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain  in  Fort Lewis, WA
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Lewis, WA

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

    Pros

    excellence demanded of all its employees

    Cons

    difficult to manage human resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove forced distribution ranking system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working as a Logistics Officer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Overseas Travel, Leadership

    Cons

    Combat Deployments, Long hours, Limited spouse employment opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of opportunity for promotion, new location every 3 years

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  5.  

    Lifetime Soldier

    • 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

    - Feel like you are part of a team. Paycheck arrives on the 1st and 15th like clockwork

    Cons

    - Away from family
    - Military standard(24 hr Soldier)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An awesome experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radio Operator/Maintainer
    Former Employee - Radio Operator/Maintainer

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

    Pros

    No prior training required. Training is given for everything you are expected to do, and you get paid exactly the same. You get the greatest health care plan in the world for you and your family. If nothing going else, you learn how to sa in the best shape possible.

    Cons

    Not all leaders are good, but even they provide a learning experience. With the way you move around in the Army, you never have the same leader for more than 2-3 years anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the old ways of leadership and learn to have respect for subordinates, and it will come right back at you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Move up in position quickly

    Cons

    Being away from family while deployed or in training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun job, great training.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSG Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic  in  Fort Stewart, GA
    Former Employee - SSG Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic in Fort Stewart, GA

    I worked at US Army as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and training. Tons of advancement opportunities. Pay raises every year.

    Cons

    Deployments, Field time, if you are not in good physical condition you will have issues with ruck marching, running, Ect..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Career in the Army! I became a better person.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Working with great people was the best part.

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  10.  

    Tough but fulfilling job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 25U  in  Fort Sam Houston, TX
    Current Employee - 25U in Fort Sam Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I have always been a firm believer that the Army pays more than enough to live a comfortable life style if you know how to manage your money properly. The benefits are great and being part of a team that cares about you is awesome.

    Cons

    Too many leaders use their powers to control every aspect of your life or they like to abuse their powers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your subordinates as if they were your family.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great travel chances to see other countries and the benefits are outstanding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Police  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Military Police in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    chance to be on a winning team with out standing leadership and that everyone is treated fairly. Great vacation and time paid off.

    Cons

    there are times that you are not at home, this could be for a few days or up to a year that you are not in your house. some of the training is mundane and there are times that you feel that it is below your education level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cater training to the education of the class, Don't need basic training for mid level managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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