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US Army Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
5,275 Reviews

3.9
5,275 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 347 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization (in 450 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 174 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very challenging, exciting and professional organization with a variety of skill building concepts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

    Diversity and the opportunity to use the latest technology. Ability to learn your leadership skills at lowest level.

    Cons

    Relocating every three years can be difficult for the family structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be timid to try to find more efficient ways to get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The Army has allowed me to live EVERY dream I ever had! It's much more than billets & boots!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Unbeatable benefits! The greatest TEAM in the world! HOOAH!!

    Cons

    Too frequent focus & change when change and attention should be focused in areas of greater need. Not just what looks good to the CIVI population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starch, creases greens & khakis. Berets in garrison... PC's are "Patrol Caps'... Remember!..? Leave dress blues for dress & bring back the look of a 'Soldier!' ACUs are FINALLY making apparently becoming more practice! HOOAH on that! Maybe soldiers would feel and act... At least LOOK like SOLDIERS!!! Let NCOs handle the rest!! My Army IS A GREAT ARMY!! Leave it that way!

  3.  

    Military

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Great Benefits for individual and family members. The ability to transfer education benefits to family members has been an added plus. It is worth the additional time to the service to provide a great resource of providing for your family education. Time off is 52 days a year for federal and training holidays minimum. You get 30 days of Vacation time per year and can carry over so much. Promotion is what you put into it. Each branch of service is a little different. You are able to grow personally and professionally by applying yourself.

    Cons

    Time off is good but depending of the type of command and mission; it may be less due to mission. Learning to understand the you fall under rules and regulations and represent more than yourself. Your actions represent you and the uniform you wear, the country you serve. This is a con but something that people must learn to understand and accept.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Risk reduction and mitigation, Leadership, mentorship, Equal Opportunity program experience , Management.

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

    Pros

    pay check every two weeks like clock work

    Cons

    deployments get long and it gets old leaving home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Premier Ground Force Organization in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Colonel  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Colonel in New York, NY

    Pros

    Largely a meritocracy with a premium placed on the intangibles like Honor and Commitment. It is a noble cause the organization serves.

    Cons

    Assignments are frequently unpredictable, and there is time spent away from family. The bureaucracy can be quite thick...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great way to start your life

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

    Pros

    Great team enviroment where you can do great things for yourself

    Cons

    High stress atnosphere leads ti stress at home

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too short for me

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

    Pros

    Pride in country and self

    Cons

    Differ person to person as with any company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    An experience that allowed me to grow with promotion and opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Care Specialist  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Health Care Specialist in Tacoma, WA

    Pros

    Tuition assistance, travel, friends, housing accommodations, and variations of job duties.

    Cons

    Regular travel must be approved in advance by leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with training schedules and publish training calendars as often as possible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging and rewarding; opens the door to new opportunities

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

    Pros

    Pushed harder than you thought possible. Opportunity to lead others and serve your country. You will learn valuable management skills which you can apply in civilian professions.

    Cons

    Long hours and the chance for frequent deployments can be challenging, especially to raise a family. Uncertainty due to personnel drawdowns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the hardships that Junior Enlisted Soldiers face. Often if they are married with children then they will be financially stressed trying to buy food and the necessities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I have learned a lot and grown from what I have learned.

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

    Pros

    Cohesion, Travel, Experience, and

    Cons

    Long hours, Time away from family, health hazards, and

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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