US Army Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
5,886 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 478 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 120 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 515 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 210 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Service

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training NCO
    Former Employee - Training NCO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and training.

    Cons

    It is what you make of it and a lot of patients.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Citizen Soldiers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Plans in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Operations and Plans in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, values and teamwork

    Cons

    Career progression can be difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great organization to learn many lessons.

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Tough training to produce the best. Amazing leaders.

    Cons

    Highly demanding that the soldier meets the standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Personal Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Best decision Ive ever made and wouldnt trade any of it for the world.

    Cons

    Lots of time away from friends and loved ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hooah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A lifestyle not a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Master Gunner in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Division Master Gunner in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Predictable promotion, a step-by-step layout for each rank.
    Culture of doing what is right no matter what.
    Values based organization

    Cons

    Unpredictable work hours.
    Dealing with every aspect of employees personal lives.
    Moving every three - four years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best decision of my life

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

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience and some of the greatest people you will ever meet

    Cons

    It all depends on your unit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    OCS to Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Army Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Army Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and admirable work. Medical, dental, and life insurance are affordable and beat most alternatives in the civilian and commercial sector. Housing and subsistence allowance are NOT taxed and factor into monthly pay. Plenty of opportunities to travel, the work and service to your Country can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    This is an around the clock job, leave and time off time is often inflexible. Hours are often long, the work is hard and, for some, very dangerous. It's tough on families, friends, and taxing on the body.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to win wars... not just fight them forever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best 20 Years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Senior Leader in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    The sky is the limit, go for your goals.

    Cons

    Political correctness over rules good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basic, train Soldiers not EO/IG complainers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experience was extraordinary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 92Y
    Current Employee - 92Y

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

    Pros

    I got to travel and meet a lot of wonderful people.

    Cons

    Promotion and favoritism were my biggest cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved my time in the army. It thought me to view life in a different t way. To be more responsible and mature. Take control of your life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    US Army

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Officer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Leadership opportunities in a diverse environment with the opportunity for career progression. Continuing education, international experiences, opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Great qualifications for a civilian career.

    Cons

    Working in a large government organization always poses challenges. The organization is slow to change and usually takes draconian measures to give the impression of "fairness." Decisions are not always predicated on the best information and budgetary measures can be influenced by special interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the long view

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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