US Army
3.9 of 5 4,179 reviews
www.army.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Army Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.9 4,179 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

(1,188 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The army has great benefits good pay if you are married with kids ok assistance for tuition"
    in 304 reviews
  • "My time in the Army afforded me the opportunity to travel to places I had only read about it books"
    in 89 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are deployments that could last up to one year away from family and friends"
    in 347 reviews
  • "Can't say much about on the cons except that at times you will be away from home"
    in 141 reviews
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The best experience of my life

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army full-time

ProsI made lifetime friends and gained experience that have aided me in being a better person and better employee. It has opened more doors for me being affiliated with the Army than every before.

ConsSometimes long and tedious work hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways room for improvement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army

ProsIt was the best experience I have ever done

ConsWorking all different days hours being away g from family

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A great place to grow

Operations Manager (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

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

ProsJob security working with some of Americas greatest

Cons75 percent travel to unknown destinations and length of stay is not always known

Advice to Senior ManagementMentor coach and train

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unique Culture but Demanding

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsYou work your normal 9-5 Job, Benefits, Time Off and depending on your MOS, you can use these skill sets as a good stepping stone for the civilian world

ConsThe Army is not everyone and requires discipline.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Everyone is at each other's throats to get ahead sometimes.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Army full-time

ProsGreat benefits, besides the obvious of serving the country and giving back. Food, health and dental care, and housing is all covered.

ConsLong promotion times and promotion is on a very orderly schedule. Gender and race bias are prevalent in selection for many top tier positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on getting the best overall soldier, not simply one to make you personal agenda look better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Platoon Sgt (Former Employee)
Baltimore, MD

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

ProsJob Stability, benefits, promotions, policy maiking

ConsNo control career, training constructions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Once in a lifetime experiences

Unit Supply Specialist (Current Employee)
Edgewood, MD

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

ProsBenefits, Personal development, professional growth

ConsRestriction of movement is a con

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great organization to start your path to success!

Assistant Operations Officer (Current Employee)
Fort Sill, OK

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

Proscamaraderie, experience, teamwork, broadening assignments, travel opportunities, growth potential, leadership

Conslong hours, toxic leaders, unpredictability in assignments and locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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16 years in the Human Resource community recruiting

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Army for more than 10 years

ProsThat you work with similar minded people

ConsDeployment but comes with the job

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome benefits, but severe lack of time...

Water Treatment Specialist (Current Employee)
Fort Hood, TX

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

ProsGreat pay; reliable job that it is near impossible to be fired from; fully willing to pay for college, food and books for you; amazing programs to prepare you for any job.

ConsNo full choice over job location; can lead to working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; unable to quit if unsatisfied, instead waiting for your contract to end

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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