US Army Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
5,764 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 404 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 508 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 208 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good development and unique experiences and the opportunity to serve your Nation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Officer in Fort Lewis, WA
    Current Employee - Infantry Officer in Fort Lewis, WA

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

    Pros

    Service to your Country
    Excellant leadership experiences, training and development
    Decent standard of living if not deployed or in the field; especially for higher ranks
    Opportunity/requirement to work out and be fit
    Get paid to do some cool stuff at times
    Be a part of a team

    Cons

    Beaurocracy can be frustrating
    Lots of hurry up and wait
    Pay is not as good as some civilian sector jobs
    Potential to spend a lot of time away from family
    Potential for danger, injury and death
    Possible high stress situations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of how many Soldiers you cut and how many good leaders you lose due to sequestration and other military cuts.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great experience, and a time well spent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Fort Lee, VA
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Fort Lee, VA

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

    Pros

    Learn plenty, great job security, fantastic family time

    Cons

    get deployed, could die in combat, some leaders are not well trained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favoritism, keep it professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My 31 Year career with the US Army

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY

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

    Pros

    Learned there is nothing that I cannot do and there are those three to support. Great opportunities to climb and keep getting promoted. Input from all levels is always listened to and given the same consideration. You get to work with people from all over the USA.
    Benefits are great for you hands family.

    Cons

    My only cons are the long hours and Going moths with time off. If you do not grow it is because yo have not tried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always respect the lower enlisted. They have a great wealth of knowledge and will always add value to the job at hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for young men.

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Made some of my best friends in the army, blew things up and laid down American butt kickins 24/7.

    Cons

    Being in the states is sooo boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great career with outstanding opportunities

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Extremely diverse opportunities and locations, camaraderie is outstanding, benefits are great if you complete 20 years of service. Excellent networking opportunities at all levels.

    Cons

    Deployments can be very difficult depending on world situation and career field, promotion system is rigid and based on seniority, if you leave before 20 years almost no benefits long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place if you are proactive.

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits that can follow you if you decide to retire at 20+ years. Amazing training opportunities if you are proactive about your career. Chance to live in other countries is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Currently going through a downsizing which is forcing out thousands of mid level officers and enlisted, which could dilute the leadership pool in the near to mid term. Promotion is slowing down with the above mentioned downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    U.S. Army First Sergeant

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Medical and dental coverage for you and your dependents

    Cons

    long hours and can be hard to have a good work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding experience that allowed me to learn from people from all walks of life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations NCO in Fort Eustis, VA
    Current Employee - Operations NCO in Fort Eustis, VA

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

    Pros

    The Army taught me skills that I'm able to use not just in the military but in the civilian sector as well. The Army also gave me an opportunity to be a positive influence in young soldier's lives.

    Cons

    Some challenges in the Army were being away from your family during deployments and changing duty stations every few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management would be to treat subordinates with respect and give junior leaders rersponsibilities and a chance to develop.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Life Changing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Drum, NY
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    Access to education and steady pay along with alot of on the job training makes a big impact on your life.

    Cons

    Deployments and other time spent away from family makes this job hard for most people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Former company commander

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Former Company Commander in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Former Company Commander in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, You get 30 days of leave

    Cons

    Sometimes you are required to be away from your family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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