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Updated March 26, 2015
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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. Soldier for 5 years

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    Former Employee - 35P in Fort Benning, GA
    Former Employee - 35P in Fort Benning, GA

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

    Pros

    Incredible training. You grow up quick.

    Cons

    Plenty but they're all acceptable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great place to be a part of. If you want to travel the world, real world training this is a great place to start.

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    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Polk, LA
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Polk, LA

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    In the Army you get the opportunity to gain a skill set that is incomparable any where else. You learn what a leader really needs to know that can be applied in any situation. Along with this you have the opportunity to work with some of the best people you could ever imagine.

    Cons

    At times you have to spend long periods of time away from family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Soldiers in the military strive to be the best they can be and at times fail at what they try. This is the best way to learn as a professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. Met great people from diverse backgrounds; shared common goal to help others and defend nation.

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    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Traveled the world, led Soldiers in challenging environments to meet rigorous goals / missions.

    Cons

    Many trips away from home / abroad, so missed holidays and Family experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to subordinates for lessons learned & bottom-up input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Do your research before joining the Army.

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    Current Employee - Supply Supervisor in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Supervisor in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    The benefits package. There is an opportunity to meet great people and make lasting connections. Opportunities for further education are available as long as there is a desire to pursue it. People have said that the Army will enhance one's resume.

    Cons

    You don't always do the job that you are trained to do. There is a constant change in leadership. You will work long hours and not understand the reasoning behind the long days and late nights at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move faster to eliminate toxic leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Best Company Ever. I would Join the Army over again if given the opportunity.

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    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Go ARMY... there too many pros to list.. But benefits, travel, networking, etc. I have met many people from around the world and have experienced all I can be.

    Cons

    None, The balance of work and life is tremendous. The care the military puts toward you and your family is second to none, with medical, dental, and compensation; including growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit the best. I recommend opening up more opportunities for the enlisted to move into the officer ranks once a Bachelors degree is obtained.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. The Army can be great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When you do this job in the army, it can be an amazing opportunity that allows people do things they could never hope to do otherwise.

    Cons

    Often analysts are not afforded the opportunity to do their real analyst job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. I served with the military for 21 1/2 years. It is been some of the most rewarding and heartbreaking times of my life.

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    Current Employee - First Sergeant in DuPont, WA
    Current Employee - First Sergeant in DuPont, WA

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

    Pros

    I grew up blue color so the pay in the army was pretty decent. The ability to move around the world was a plus and another pro would be that some bosses that I did not like left to go somewhere else or I left to go somewhere else. The come robbery and brotherhood is unmatched to any other job.

    Cons

    Long hours, long deployments, a lot of time away from home and family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the amount of fat soldiers hanging around wasting good army money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Loved it! I joined at 18. Best thing I have ever done! I did one year in Iraq. I'm proud of my service.

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    Former Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Fort Sill, OK
    Former Employee - Diesel Mechanic in Fort Sill, OK

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

    Pros

    Benefits Benefits Benefits. Gi Bill, VA home loan, medical and dental 100% coverage. Travel pay, raises, life insurance, discounts at theme parks.

    Cons

    Hard work, tough conditions, hard training, early mornings, late night, war, cold weather and hot weather.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoah!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. army strong yes it is

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    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bliss, TX

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    good benefits. got to travel the world. handle business learn a trad and keep America safe.

    Cons

    long work hours and hazardous conditions. the weather is some conutries was either too hot or too cold. senior ncos don't know their jobs sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your soldiers we do have good ideas. take better care of the families and the soldiers will perform better with better support chain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Life Changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Multitude of opportunities and training

    Cons

    Long hours, long days, always changing

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