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US Army Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
6,846 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Be all you can be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissioned Officer
    Former Employee - Commissioned Officer

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

    Pros

    The US Army provides every member the opportunity to advance as far as they are willing to work for. Hard work and selfless service is rewarded with career advancement unmatched by any other employer. Benefits and true retirement is also unmatched.

    Cons

    Time away from family during deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Army

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    I learned alot of leadership

    Cons

    I fell behind in school due to being in boot camp

  3.  

    Amazing experience and benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5) in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5) in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Travel the world. Get to advance quickly and promotions are based on performance and potential. Fun work atmosphere and very little work compared to the pay.

    Cons

    The only cons are that the Army is turning into corporate business and losing the passion for what it does best, which is winning Americas wars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on policies directed at tieing leaderships hands and more on policies that promote battle hardened warriors with the ability to be resilient, and focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Be all you can be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Best army in the world!

    Having the feeling of being a part of an elite team.

    Personal benefits such as education and healthcare!

    The diversity of the environments contributes great amount of success in the workplace.

    Cons

    Long hours

    Flexibility is 100 percent required!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advice everyone that they need to learn how to adapt as fast as possible to many different type of environments. Work always changes and you need to make sure you are flexible enough to finish the mission. Just be a good soldier and follow your orders and you will succeed the Army way of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The United States Army has givin me tools that were far beyound the things I had learned in the Civilian world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E8- Army Master Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - E8- Army Master Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    The training and leadership roles and responsibilities gives you the ability to supervise, with confidence, large groups of employees. What is most important is the our nation depends on you to keep use protected from harms way.

    Cons

    The military expects alot out of you and once one makes this commitment your family and those around may suffer parenting, and family time together due to ones commitment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only word of advice that I would give is to stay loyal and know that once you take the oath its not about you but about the team of people you will affect around you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent career opportunities and benefits, especially as an Officer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits during and after the military (especially if transitioning from Active to the Reserves or guard) are great. Pay is better for a 2LT than most college grads. ROTC is a great opportunity to enter the career field.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours. Dangerous job depending on the global environment. Time away from family. Promotions are on a fairly rigid timeline and you have to do certain jobs to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Management" needs to continually work to retain good people and get rid of bad people. Allowing people to at least feel like their making their own career choices would be a great start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good job for starting a life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    You always have a pay check

    Cons

    You may be away from family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had an amazing oppurtunity to serve our country. I learned a lot from great leaders and continue to lead by example.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Clearwater, FL
    Current Contractor - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership skills come naturally when being with a organization such as the US Army.

    Cons

    Deployments can become a bit difficult when you have to leave your child behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always make sure your employees are on board and happy. Treat them with respect at all times and take their thoughts/opinions into consideration, especially if it makes the work flow better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunities abound for those willing to invest some personal sacrifice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot
    Former Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot

    I worked at US Army (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personal satisfaction and growth; Competitive Pay and Benefits; Travel

    Cons

    Depending on your role, work/life balance can be greatly sacrificed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great job experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Enlisted Military in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Contractor - Enlisted Military in Fort Bliss, TX

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance, pay, and vacation time.

    Cons

    Long hours and time away from family. Micromanagement is an issue and no set standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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