US Army Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 473 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 117 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime the amount of time required away from family for training can get tough (in 511 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 209 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of work but pays off in the long run

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

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Alway paid, benefits, weekends, holidays, training, education,

    Cons

    Long days, Long deployments, working with arrogant blind people. Cultural difference, Leadership that believe they know it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't underestimate the lower enilisted

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My 31 Year career with the US Army

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    one of the best times of my life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Army Adventures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Living all over the globe

    Cons

    moving when told Takes a toll on family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They take care of you and your family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    -Benefits -Leave
    -Pay -Health and Dental
    -Training -Family Programs
    -Travel -Comradery

    Cons

    At times we had long hours, time away from our families, and pay for the junior soldiers is low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Army Civilian

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Social Scientist in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Social Scientist in Fort Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, travel, skill acquisition, great medical care

    Cons

    If you are not flexible and open-minded, the military culture may be difficult to embrace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity to serve my country

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Career progression, passion for country, great values and benefits are unmatched.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, deployments, unpredictability of living situation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sgt in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Sgt in Fort Campbell, KY

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

    Pros

    Loved it good experience lots of excersie

    Cons

    it was always good nothing bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring it moe active and do keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Army Contract specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at US Army full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to travel and don't do normal army crap

    Cons

    leaving your family all the time sucks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Platoon Leader

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Platoon Leader in Topeka, KS

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

    Pros

    Great pay, free insurance, free housing, tax benefits, leadership opportunities. I feel good about serving my country

    Cons

    traveling, away from family. The experience you gain in the military is leadership but hard to transition to civilian

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no more good idea fairy. Officers need to stay in their position longer than 1 year.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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