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Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. US Army

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mobility Officer in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Mobility Officer in Fort Hood, TX
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learn teamwork, cohesiveness, discipline, and bearing.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. Infantryman

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    Current Employee - Sergeant in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Sergeant in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lifetime of Brotherhood. You get what you put in.

    Cons

    I do not have any bad review of the Army. You reap what you sew.


  3. Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    The Army is a fantastic organization that invests in individuals and works to make everyone successful.

    Cons

    You're a cog in a huge organization and it can be grinding.

    Advice to Management

    Apparently I need twenty words of advice to management to create an account.


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  5. Us army

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sergeant in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Army (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benifits,Travel and experience

    Cons

    Army first and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping doing a great job


  6. Overall opinion after 20 years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Sergeant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - First Sergeant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at US Army (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Camaraderie, ability to develop leadership skills, mentor subordinates and subordinate leaders, great healthcare and education benefits.

    Cons

    Set pay not based on performance, government bureaucracy and politics.


  7. 88m transportation operator

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    Current Employee - 88M in Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - 88M in Fort Drum, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job Security , Excellent benefits

    Cons

    away from family, move around a lot


  8. Military Service Experience

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gained experience and skills in critical thinking. Positive experience in leadership development.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of hard-work, dedication, understanding and sacrifice of time, but in the end it is a very rewarding career.

    Advice to Management

    Value college education.


  9. 13m

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    good pay in benfets like tri care

    Cons

    getting out of the army soon


  10. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Army (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Cross Functional teams work effectively

    Cons

    I currently do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on Leadership Development


  11. Army

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant/Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Platoon Sergeant/Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    loved traveling and made great friends

    Cons

    being away from family, long nights



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