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US Army Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.9 4,955 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

(1,462 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place(in 345 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information(in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization(in 439 reviews)

  • Can't say much about on the cons except that at times you will be away from home(in 171 reviews)

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    Very diverse, very challenging

    Member (Current Employee) Fort Lewis, WA

    ProsYou can put everything you can possibly imagine into this challenge. Daily opportunity to demonstrate leadership amidst chaos.

    ConsYou will not use leading business practices. You will have to accomplish the difficult with little time & under-resourced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo ahead & chop the size of the Army & take away benefits - see what happens.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is one of the most rewarding careers I have had the honor of having accomplished

    US Army E5 (Current Employee) El Paso, TX

    ProsYou get to travel and see new places. the money isn't bad either

    ConsYou will have some long hours from time to time

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways allow for training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Serving 11 years of active duty service

    Military Enlisted (Current Employee)

    ProsThe relationships and communication skills one builds while working in the service is by far the greatest pro. The variety of people and attitudes that a Soldier learns to deal with and accomodate is untouchable by any civilian employer making that Soldier a valuable asset to any organization.

    ConsSoldiers tend to not be as educated as their civilian counterpart when leaving exiting service. Usually due to work demands and competing requirements that engulf the Soldiers time and efforts. That being said, there may be a lack of education but I can almost always guarentee there will be a plethora of leadership, supervisory, and hands on experience that in my option trumps baseline education every time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont sell soldiers short because they may not posses all the requirements you place in a job announcement, given the chance I can almost bet every time that a Soldier will out do any civilian when it comes to getting work done if griveb the opportunity and proper guidance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very satisfying job. It is a very life changing experience

    Corrections Specialist (Current Employee) Fort Leavenworth, KS

    ProsJob security, serving your country, excellent benefits

    ConsNever home, perfessional growth, always messing with your off time with family

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience, will recommend to everyone.

    Logistics Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsBest retirement benefits at 20 years of service.

    ConsTime away from family during deployments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great career if you are dedicated, willing to serve, and work hard and smart.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can be promoted if you work hard/smart, stay out of trouble by doing the right thing, and have a sense of pride in your country, your self, and your work.

    ConsCan be trying on family and friends. You give up a lot but also gain life lessons. Not many cons due to the fact that the service is volunteer, no matter the reason for signing up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember where you came from. Think about the lowest man just as much as you value your peers. Give the privates and lower ranking officers someone to look up to and a culture that they are willing to endorse and hopefully improve upon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, didn't work the entire time I was in

    Unit Supply Specialist (Former Employee) Newport News, VA

    Prosyou get what you put in to it

    Consnone, If you don't like where you are leave or look at yourself

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everybody is the same. Finding the best way to maximize each individuals potial is the best way to go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    i loved it

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosits like a paid vaction sometimes.

    Consthe time I spent away from family.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop being soft to new soldiers

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    Infantryman... close with and destroy enemies of the United States of America.

    Infantry Team Leader (E-4) (Current Employee) Fort McCoy, WI

    ProsOutstanding training and brotherhood. Definitely keeps you in shape.

    ConsLong hours in the cold dark depths of...

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to Support your soldiers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Army Lifer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Organization where you can achieve what ever you want.

    ConsFamily time and balancing your duties can be a challenge.

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