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Updated July 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are what makes it worth it (in 122 reviews)

Cons
  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Be All That You Can Be In The Army!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    3 hots and a cot; see the world; see Fort Polk, Louisiana; learn detailed vehicle maintenance; opportunity to put your knees in the breeze; chicks dig a guy in uniform; right place right time right uniform = success; learn a skill that can blossom into a career; learn teamwork; become a leader; make memories and friendships that'll last a lifetime

    Cons

    0630 PT formation; running; motorpool Mondays; detailed vehicle maintenance; connex rodeos; close out formation safety briefings; POV inspections; sometimes spending 90% of your time on 10% of your soldiers


  2. cannon crewman

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Eustis, VA

    I worked at US Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career but it should been longer but i should have stayed in

    Cons

    Nothing at all i want to start over


  3. My experience with the Army

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed the opportunity to serve my country and travel the world and contribute to protecting the national security interests of the United States.

    Cons

    Depending on the type of job you have, there are some long hours and sacrifices you will need to make if you have a family.


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  5. Chief, Wounded Warrior Program - 3 Different Types

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief, CRXC, TSGLI, CAP, CIP, Death Gratuity (CRSC Related) in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Chief, CRXC, TSGLI, CAP, CIP, Death Gratuity (CRSC Related) in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership and meeting movers and shakers of the US Army HQ

    Cons

    Long hours - 16 daily

    Advice to Management

    Set your policy speech up front and make sure it support the staff to support the mission. Otherwise, you burn your staff out and lose productivity, and its ethically against Army tenants.


  6. You'll either love it or hate it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are pretty decent. I had a cool MOS so the training was always pretty awesome. Plus now I've got my G.I Bill and other benefits.

    Cons

    If you pick a combat MOS expect to be gone from your family quite a bit training.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing they uniforms! Find something that works and stick with it...


  7. Not for the Weak!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations/Training Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Operations/Training Manager in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The job is a adventure. I have been in the Army for 24 years and loved every bit of it. I have been to Korea, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. I have worked with the best of the best. Leader, Soldiers and Peers. If you want a job, don't come in the army. It is a lifestyle that builds discipline.

    Cons

    Your job is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. I will tell you 12-16 hours days are typical.

    Advice to Management

    Greatest leaders. Hands Down.


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    MOS 19D, CAVALRY SCOUT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Combat, adrenaline rush
    my deployment consisted of 2,400 hours of full spectrum combat operations in Iraq
    you will lose weight
    90% you will have downtime on deployment BUT 10% time is AWESOME.

    Cons

    garrison life
    you will be expected to do details
    you will be spending most of your garrison time in the motor pool
    when deployed, you will be doing alot of preventive maint.
    when deployed you will be bored 90% of the time


  9. US Army Infantry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infantryman
    Former Employee - Infantryman

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    excitment physical conditioning, travels, growth

    Cons

    Long Hours, dangerous, divorce rate


  10. Health Care Professional - Combat Medic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Training Developer/Writer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Training Developer/Writer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to be part of an organization that allowed me to assist aid and/or directly save lives is the most rewarding aspect of the career I chose.

    Cons

    Will be part of the most austere conditions not for the faint of heart. The ability to adapt and be agile physically and mentally is a daily requirement. As time and personal development improves, this con undoubtedly becomes a pro.

    Advice to Management

    Enhance the Non Commissioned Officer Education System to mirror or include as close as possible with what officers are required. Not to be an officer or do their job, however the Army has required NCOs to do a lot more of junior and mid level officers and we as NCOs only rely if available, on the job training (OJT). OJT is good, but merely cannot identify detail requirements.


  11. Contract specialist

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good to work and close to everything

    Cons

    None Really no downside to this job

    Advice to Management

    No information to mgmt. run by big Army and must complete
    Your mission



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