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Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 478 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 120 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 515 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 210 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fulfilling mentally and physically with a touch of daily problem solving.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecommunications in Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - Telecommunications in Fort Drum, NY

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Opportunity to server your country, Top notch training, Invaluable benefits, Unforgettable life lessons

    Cons

    Sacrifice time with your family to defend your country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to inspire and take care of the Soldiers so that the motivated individual will see his worth to the team.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Life Adventure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Army Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Army Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Do exciting things all over the world preserving and protecting many things and people

    Cons

    Moving without much prior notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Congress to provide more soldiers to reduce the stress of too many deployments

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    US Army

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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, time off (30 days a year, plus federal holidays), pay. Great opportunities to learn not only life, but also job skills that can lead to a great civilian career.

    Cons

    Depoyments, time away from family. With the current operations tempo, you end up spending quiet some time away from your family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Benefirs

    Former Employee - Patient Administrative Specialist in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Administrative Specialist in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. Healthcare is 100% free, including dental. They pay for housing and food. The salary is good because you dont have to pay for anything so its mostly pocket money. You also get to travel the world.

    Cons

    The leadership can suck at times. You have to do something even if you know its a bad idea. Also the work hours are crazy and you may deploy to afghanistan for a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the "New Soldiers". Soldiers coming in these days are older and have more education and life experience than back in the day. Use this to your advantage instead of treating them like "privates".

  6.  

    Great Benifits, Not for Everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Everything is about team accomplishment. The epitome of "no I in team". Great pension plan.

    Cons

    Is the title implies, this is not for everyone. It is a physically demanding venture regardless of the field you choose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Career soldier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    multiple opportunities for training, foreign travel, meaningful mission, great colleagues, and adequate pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Time away from family, long hours the norm.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Structure and Obedience is what you need

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    good benefits, great way to a degree if you need one, either while your in or once you get out

    Cons

    time off is hard to get at times, I've had to wait til the day I was supposed to go on leave to get approval.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My Army experience has been exceptional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    There is significant autonomy, great Americans to work with, and competitive salaries. Great benefits package!

    Cons

    Time away from friends and family. Constantly moving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for all the great leadership and accountability practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Be all you can be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement pay

    Cons

    Lots of deployments and time away from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the troops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Bond You Can't Replace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Of course, the cliche answer is you are defending your country. Although, not everyone joins for that reason. Some don't know why they joined; for others, its an internal calling. You will develop friends and bonds that can never be matched or replaced in any other work force. It will also instill a sense of pride of self that can not be matched.

    Cons

    Time away from family, long days (as expected).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the draw down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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