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Updated March 25, 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. I served with the military for 21 1/2 years. It is been some of the most rewarding and heartbreaking times of my life.

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    Current Employee - First Sergeant in DuPont, WA
    Current Employee - First Sergeant in DuPont, WA

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

    Pros

    I grew up blue color so the pay in the army was pretty decent. The ability to move around the world was a plus and another pro would be that some bosses that I did not like left to go somewhere else or I left to go somewhere else. The come robbery and brotherhood is unmatched to any other job.

    Cons

    Long hours, long deployments, a lot of time away from home and family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of fat soldiers hanging around wasting good army money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. army strong yes it is

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    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bliss, TX

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    good benefits. got to travel the world. handle business learn a trad and keep America safe.

    Cons

    long work hours and hazardous conditions. the weather is some conutries was either too hot or too cold. senior ncos don't know their jobs sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your soldiers we do have good ideas. take better care of the families and the soldiers will perform better with better support chain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Loved it! I joined at 18. Best thing I have ever done! I did one year in Iraq. I'm proud of my service.

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    Former Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Fort Sill, OK
    Former Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Fort Sill, OK

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits Benefits Benefits. Gi Bill, VA home loan, medical and dental 100% coverage. Travel pay, raises, life insurance, discounts at theme parks.

    Cons

    Hard work, tough conditions, hard training, early mornings, late night, war, cold weather and hot weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoah!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Life Changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Multitude of opportunities and training

    Cons

    Long hours, long days, always changing

  6. A Challenging and Rewarding Career if You Keep in Mind the Sacrifices

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    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Meade, MD

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

    Pros

    Benefits to include: College Tuition Assistance, Paid Medical Care, Provided Housing, On-the-Job training, Travel around the World, Uniforms Provided, Promotions based on merit and performance, paid signing bonuses for some jobs.

    Cons

    work-life balance can be off center, training can be repetitive, promotion can be based on how your supervisors perceive you, deployments can have you away from family for long periods of time, can be very political, high turnover/rotation rate of leadership so continuity can deteriorate quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just focus more on taking care of Soldier's and their families by continuing to improve the quality of life programs that are in place. Listen more to subordinate Soldier's ideas on how to improve the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Pushing boundaries you thought you never would pass is life changing.

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    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader in Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable consistent career
    Family and individual benefits

    Cons

    Away from family sometimes up to a month or year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Enjoyed my time in the Army and the experience I got from it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Training, Leadership Experience, Team Building Skills, Travel to Overseas Assignments.

    Cons

    Deployments and field exercises.

  9. ADA Officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Great benefits and you defending the greatest country in the world

    Cons

    To much time away from the family

  10. really loved it. depends on who is in your higher rank

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    steady pay check, provide somewhere to live

    Cons

    hours, unexpected schedule, communication, environment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i have nothing to say.

  11. Combat Medic

    Current Employee - Combat Medic
    Current Employee - Combat Medic

    I have been working at US Army part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The experience, the connections you make

    Cons

    Going to the field, vast amounts of manual labor and having to deal with stupid people became very tedious

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