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Updated September 2, 2015
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  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are what makes it worth it (in 122 reviews)

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  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    US Army -- a true Leadership Factory

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    Current Employee - Captain in Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Captain in Fort Benning, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Soldiers & Families, Esprit de Corps, Leadership Development.

    Cons

    Hazards of a chosen profession of arms.

    Advice to Management

    RLTW


  2. US Army Officer

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain and improve upon leadership abilities.

    Cons

    Deployments can create hardship on families

    Advice to Management

    Encourage Employees to spend time at home with their families


  3. Army of One

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    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Serve country, eliminate terrorists, good benefits, great people, networking, learn skills, stay fit.

    Cons

    24/7 job, lot of time away from family, dangerous, pay is not equal to the demands and responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, and give Soldiers more family time.


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  5. Army Life

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    Former Employee - First Sergeant in Spring Lake, NC
    Former Employee - First Sergeant in Spring Lake, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Army provided me with excellent training that will last me a lifetime. I was able to build upon those skills and enhance the skills of others around me. It placed me in positions of higher responsibility and established a pride within myself that I don;t think I would have been able to achieve in any other profession. I formed friendships and a networking base that will last me for eternity.

    Cons

    The Army is a fast paced and dangerous profession. Often I found myself away from my family and loved ones in unfamiliar and dangerous environments. Many times the pay does not equal the risk. You have Soldiers giving their lives on a daily basis for this country, yet we pay entertainers and athletes a ridiculous salary to simply perform. It is definitely a tragedy in my eyes,

    Advice to Management

    The Army has come a long way in dealing with wounded Soldiers and focusing more on the family dynamic of its Troops. Continue to push for such implementations and build upon that foundation. The Army and this country as a whole needs to take a look at the emphasis on the PAY STRUCTURE of America. I think Soldiers should be paid much more for the sacrifices they make for this country day in and day out.


  6. Supply

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, Duty, Respest, Self Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage

    Cons

    Budget cuts that actively effect the mission

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example


  7. Project Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    location, my coworkers was great, I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Sometime the work hours was long, but I enjoyed it.


  8. The good and the bad

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    Former Employee - Staff Sergeant/Squad Leader in Howell, MI
    Former Employee - Staff Sergeant/Squad Leader in Howell, MI

    I worked at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, learn loads of skill that turn into valuable work experience in your future career.

    Cons

    You are the governments property. long periods of time away from family. The good ol' boy system is still there.


  9. Junior Enlisted's Perspective

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    Current Employee - 25V in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - 25V in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benfits for continuing your eduaction. Chance to travel the world depending on your job. All living expenses are covered. Great experiences, and lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Long hours, restrictive lifestyle. Depending on your leadership your "bosses" can either be great or can be your worst nightmare. You are U.S. Government property. Death by powerpoint, and endless SHARP, and EO classes.

    Advice to Management

    For being one of the most advanced militaries in the world the Army still finds itself and its practices behind the time. A good example of this is the Army's model of physical training. it feels like it was developed in the 50's.


  10. Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Medical benefits for family members

    Cons

    Time away from home and from family


  11. Infantry

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    Current Employee - Infantry in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Infantry in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Want a job that will literally pay you to be in shape and play with guns? If so, then this is the place for you!

    Cons

    No such thing as "light Infantry". Work hours exceed 40 hours withing the first 4 days. Deployments.



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