US Army Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
5,776 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 404 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 508 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 208 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 31 Year career with the US Army

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY
    Former Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Fort Knox, KY

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned there is nothing that I cannot do and there are those three to support. Great opportunities to climb and keep getting promoted. Input from all levels is always listened to and given the same consideration. You get to work with people from all over the USA.
    Benefits are great for you hands family.

    Cons

    My only cons are the long hours and Going moths with time off. If you do not grow it is because yo have not tried.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always respect the lower enlisted. They have a great wealth of knowledge and will always add value to the job at hand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the best times of my life

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    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4)
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-4)

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

    Pros

    travel, great people, experience you cant anywhere else, you get to blow stuff up, you learn discipline,team work and is an overall character builder. Builds pride and self esteem. you learn really quick to enjoy the freedoms that we have on a daily basis.

    Cons

    pay sucks, rules of engagement are horrible, food is not the best. deployments are long, you could get yourself killed fighting in a war that i for some reason still don't exactly understand. depending on the job that you pick in the military has a lot to do with what you can do in the civilian workforce when you are finished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    elect better politicians

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enlisted Infantry

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    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader

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

    Pros

    Great training if you're hungry and willing to work hard to get it. Full healthcare and dental benefits. Vacation time is not always easy to come by but you receive 30 days per year. Infantry specific - When you work, you work harder than you ever have. However, it sure beats sitting at a desk all day.

    Cons

    It has a commanding hold on your life. You will have to make sacrificed and will be giving up some of your freedoms. You don't always get out what you put into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's as simple as "If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved being in the US Army.

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    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Steady paycheck. Stability. Inexpensive healthcare.

    Cons

    The organization is VERY time demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best experience of my life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most rewarding experience of my life, received the most awesome training of my life

    Cons

    Pay is less than what one would want for the commitment required, by and large America does not truly care about veterans so I have had a difficult time receiving benefits in my disability retirement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great experience, and a time well spent.

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    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Fort Lee, VA
    Current Employee - Food Service Manager in Fort Lee, VA

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

    Pros

    Learn plenty, great job security, fantastic family time

    Cons

    get deployed, could die in combat, some leaders are not well trained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favoritism, keep it professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great career with outstanding opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Extremely diverse opportunities and locations, camaraderie is outstanding, benefits are great if you complete 20 years of service. Excellent networking opportunities at all levels.

    Cons

    Deployments can be very difficult depending on world situation and career field, promotion system is rigid and based on seniority, if you leave before 20 years almost no benefits long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place if you are proactive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits that can follow you if you decide to retire at 20+ years. Amazing training opportunities if you are proactive about your career. Chance to live in other countries is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Currently going through a downsizing which is forcing out thousands of mid level officers and enlisted, which could dilute the leadership pool in the near to mid term. Promotion is slowing down with the above mentioned downsizing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunitys

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UH-60 Crew Chief
    Current Employee - UH-60 Crew Chief

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

    Pros

    Great training, travel the world like no one else can see and make history done something with a purpose meeting new people and exploring all kinds of cultures

    Cons

    Sometimes have to be away from wife and kids and like every job there are loose ends here and there that can be a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    U.S. Army First Sergeant

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Medical and dental coverage for you and your dependents

    Cons

    long hours and can be hard to have a good work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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