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Updated April 26, 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. A life changing experience that will benefit you in all endeavors.

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    Current Employee - Officer in Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Officer in Fort Benning, GA

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This organization will train you in logistics, personnel, and operations. Not only will you learn to manage soldiers and their welfare; you will plan large scale training exercise that are very complex and require several moving pieces. This allows you to be able to handle difficult situations under stress, whether it may be hunger, lack of sleep, or just a simple overwhelming of workload.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment. However the Army is always adapting. You must be resilient and not be afraid to fail.

  2. Staff Sergeant

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    Current Employee - Tropospheric Scatter Section Sergeant in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Tropospheric Scatter Section Sergeant in Killeen, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Over 19 Years Experience management, Customer Service, Information Technology Security+ ITIL Fundamentals

    Cons

    I have reached 20 years and its time to retire.

    Advice to Management

    Look at me as a person first.

  3. Life changing experience.

    Former Employee - Communication Manager (Sergeant) in South Russell, OH
    Former Employee - Communication Manager (Sergeant) in South Russell, OH

    I worked at US Army (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Travel, discipline, leadership, knowledge, strength

    Cons

    Time away from family, hostile environments

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  5. It manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

    I worked at US Army full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and learn a lot of skills

    Cons

    Long workdays and little rest

  6. Instructor/Writer

    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

    Great chance to teach soldiers their Military Occupational Specialty. Work with computers and communications; high demand jobs in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Wear many more hats than just instruction. Class shows only the basics of operations on system availability and setup.

    Advice to Management

    Create environment to allow trainee to connect to end user for more realistic training. Incorporate March Order and Emplacement into field exercises.

  7. carpentry and masonry specialist

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    Current Employee - 12w in East York, PA
    Current Employee - 12w in East York, PA

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

    Pros

    Warrior and member of a team, great benefits and decent salary and benefits for one weekend a month/ 2 weeks a year.

    Cons

    Could cost your life, early morning pt and sleep deprevation. Lots of memorization, and always being prepared. Embracing the suck.

  8. lube technician

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    Current Employee - Lube Technician in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Lube Technician in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at US Army full-time

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

    Pros

    its a small shop, good people, day and night shift, and a great oppurtunity to learn and grow in the mechanical feild.

    Cons

    they like to micromanage, no benefits, sometimes have to stay lateer than slotted. not much room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    just do what needed, and keep busy

  9. Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the benefits offered can't be beat, the time off can be great as well.

    Cons

    it really all depends on higher management or the higher ranking people you serve with

    Advice to Management

    continue mentoring and teaching those below you so one day they will be competent and able to lead effectively

  10. Amazing time and plenty to learn.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, I can not even describe the amount of knowledge you can get from this. Choose a job that fits what you want to do for your entire life. Stick with it and you'll do great.

    Cons

    Deployments can be rough on friends and families and put a strain on relationships. the after effects are still very dependent on what you do. Long nights and early mornings.

    Advice to Management

    If there is nothing left to be done at the end of the day, let them go home, family has enough to deal with without the unnecessary delays to see their loved ones.

  11. Cyber Planner

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    Current Employee - Planner in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Planner in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for education and training in an advancing career field are plentiful. The Army's Cyber Mission Force is a growing component that needs all types of leaders.

    Cons

    Cyber is an emerging sector that results in a lot of chaos as the military commands explore the best means to achieve the missions.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient as key initiatives are developed and don't turn away from efforts faster than they can be matured.

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