US Army Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
5,526 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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  1.  

    Great opportunities, rewards and training available

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    secure job, room for promotion and school

    Cons

    politics, physical injuries, politics politics.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Difficult to leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic

    I worked at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Advancement, you could start at the bottom and work you way up to the middle management in less than 10 years if you applied yourself. If you had college it would speed up the advancement. The people, most of the people were good people coming from all walks of life and accomplishing a lot with so few. Every federal holiday was a 4 day weekend. How many jobs are out there for 17 year olds that are salary, offer full medical and dental, offer on the job training, and from the first year offer 30 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes you would have overbearing leadership that really wasn't worthy of the position, in most cases it was the ones that advanced in promotions too quickly and were not ready for the new position or would feel that because their previous leadership taught them bad habits that the bad habits or mistreatment was a normal occurrence. The long hours sometimes. Its one job you cannot just quit or get fired unless you really really messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those of you that have advanced very quickly kudos for you but did you really know your new position? Listen to your subordinates, and treat everyone with the same dignity and respect you desire not deserve due to position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    To be or Not to be a soldier

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    30 days of paid leave per year
    4 day weekends on every national holiday (unless you get stuck on a duty)
    guaranteed pay check
    secure job
    benefits
    career growth opportunities
    GI bill
    Tuition assistance

    Cons

    possible deployments
    time away from family when training or deployed
    possible work related injuries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    US Army

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and opportunities to grow and expand. Develops leaders who are able to adapt to various challenges

    Cons

    Moving every 3 to 4 years

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great foundation for sucess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Benifits, team work, friendship, travel

    Cons

    hours are long, and family life is out

  7.  

    US Army

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    A chance to support Soldiers and their families on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Pay for performance is not where it needs to be. Thinking outside the box as accepted as it should be. Working environments need to be more open and interactive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Best experience I could ever have. Learned a lot saw a lot did a lot hooah

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    Former Employee - 25U  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - 25U in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Serving my country
    Protecting and serving

    Cons

    Embrace the suck is all I can say I would never talk bad about my time in the service. The army

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what your told and you'll do fine.

    Recommends
  9.  

    For the most part, a positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer  in  Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Leadership training and experience, free health care, retirement package, and educational opportunities. There are opportunities for certifications that translate to civilian fields.

    Cons

    A lot of travel/time away from home, potentially life-threatening danger. In the current economic times the prognosis for mid-level management is not great and there is uncertainty as to the future budget for the military, which could effect training and operational funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure there is a balance between work and home life for all Soldiers. In order to survive as an institution the armed forces must do a better job of disciplining senior level officers when they commit offenses that would result in the termination of more junior employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    US Army today!

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    Former Employee - Battalion Maintenance Warrant Officer II  in  Fort Stewart, GA
    Former Employee - Battalion Maintenance Warrant Officer II in Fort Stewart, GA

    I worked at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The satisfaction of knowing you served your countries best interest and secured a future for society.

    Cons

    Army Sexual Harassment Policy and the EEO Program. They do not function properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an open mind, be firm but fair, and always look at both sides of the equation before acting.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    life changing

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    Former Employee - 25Q  in  Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - 25Q in Fairbanks, AK

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

    Pros

    life experience, learn a trade

    Cons

    having no say in the way you live your life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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