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Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
6,565 Reviews
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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.  

    Military life experience

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

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

    Pros

    The military is a great starter for those who are unsure of what they want to do after high school. it is also a great place to fall on if unsure where life has taken you. There is great opportunity in the military within and towards outside goals. there are many door that can open to a person who is willing to walk through them

    Cons

    Many of the hardships you may endure in a military setting will test your every sense. must have the ability to maintain a focused mind and body

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the leadership role in the military sometimes is placed on those who do not deserve it nor are they ready for it. assure that those who you place in such roles are capable of their duties.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This career is very rewarding, but it is also very very demanding.

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Free health care for you and your family. The retirement program, and savings programs are excellent. The Army community allows people from all walks of life to have even footing. It doesn't matter where you came from, or what you did before. All are equal.

    Cons

    You will be away from home a lot. Even when you are at your home work area, you will have to be at work away from your family a lot. This job will have you doing things that can really change you, for better or worse. Some moments will show you what you are capable of, and you will be stronger for it. Others may shake you to your core in a way that will be very difficult to recover from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is constantly adapting and changing. This job isn't for everyone, and it shouldn't try to accommodate everyone. The biggest weakness I see, is that the group has to keep the pace of the lowest performer. Some of these low performers are tying up middle management, losing valuable resources that are in short supply.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Endless opportunities

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    You will get out of the Army what you put into it.

    Cons

    Not family friendly, especially if your spouse has more education than you. My wife is an attorney who will continue to struggle to find work due to the fact she will spend most of her time studying for the Bar Exam in the upcoming state we would be moving to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great adventure

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    You gain confidence, knowledge and independence. I loved being an officer because of all the rewards despite the many challenges.

    Cons

    The military is the same as any other civilian organization or company, it is only great because of its people. There are bad leaders that are corrupt and dishonorable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great ideas can come from the private. Be prepared to listen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Review!

    • 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

    Everything! It was great great

    Cons

    Nothing! it was great great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Contract Manager

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rock Island, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Rock Island, IL

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    I enjoy working and I'm a reliable employee

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have quite of experience in contract management.

  8.  

    Fun. Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Benning, GA
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Benning, GA

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

    Pros

    Benifits, Physical Fitness, Compensation, Retirement

    Cons

    Long Hours, No work /life balance, moving, deployment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Former Supply Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Supply Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    great benefits, lots of travel, good pay, loved my job and coworkers.

    Cons

    Time away from family for training and deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An experience of a lifetime

    • 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

    Plenty of benefits and opportunities to have a lasting career. The Army provides you with ample opportunities to attend different technical schools (dependent on unit funds and time allocated for training)

    Cons

    The dedication to the mission (which always comes first) doesn't always go over well with family. When the leadership is bad it can be very discouraging to junior Soldiers

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    long hours good benefits and rewarding work. meet some very interesting people along the way and make great friends

    Cons

    constantly moving and long time away from family. lots of govt bureaucracy to deal with. Very get small issues resolved quickly

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