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Updated July 1, 2015
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  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

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

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  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    MOS 19D, CAVALRY SCOUT

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    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


  2. Sr HR Specialist

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    Former Employee - Senior Regional Safety Specialist in Fort Gordon, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Safety Specialist in Fort Gordon, GA

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefit plans
    Optimium career development
    Success depends on the individual

    Cons

    Current retirement plan has changed to mirror private sector


  3. Field Artillery Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Great life experience. Opportunity to lead people with diverse backgrounds. Hone time and stress management skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are unpredictable.


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  5. Awesome people and fun.

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    Current Employee - Infantryman in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Newnan, GA

    I have been working at US Army (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, meet some awesome people, and awesome training. Get lots of holidays and a 3 or 4 day weekend pretty much every month. 30 days of leave a year.

    Cons

    Not a lot of home time sometimes in peak training months plus the long deployments. You will see a lot of kids come in who just can't handle the job.


  6. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Project Supervisor in Fort Irwin, CA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Project Supervisor in Fort Irwin, CA

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

    Pros

    Good camaraderie, can be low stress, work outside alot

    Cons

    long hours, constantly in field


  7. Good second chance

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    Current Employee - Signals Intelligence Analyst in Grovetown, GA
    Current Employee - Signals Intelligence Analyst in Grovetown, GA

    I have been working at US Army (More than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    LOTS of perks, BAH, BAS, leave

    Cons

    Red tape, slavery, if you have a unique situation, they don't care

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote unless you want it to be your life!


  8. Supply

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Healthcare is great. Traveled the world

    Cons

    I worked a whole lot of hours


  9. Great if Single

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a great institution to be a part of! Training is difficult and the hours are long (depending on your MOS and duty station) but it was the best job that I ever had.

    Cons

    I left the Army because my family was not recognized as being a family. Luckily, things have changed and they recognize all marriages now. You will still experience a lot of time away from home but at least your family will be taken care of.


  10. Team Leader

    Former Employee - Non-commissioned Officer in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Non-commissioned Officer in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sense of brotherhood while constantly learning and growing and finding out who I truly am

    Cons

    Having to leave for weeks and sometimes months on end for one reason or another


  11. 68W

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You are moved around to places you never thought you would live at if it were not for the Army.

    Cons

    If you cannot adapt to the challenges, you have to fullfill your contract obligation to get out!



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