US Army Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
5,479 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 347 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization (in 450 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 174 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was very great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The good thinks I have done in the Army

    Cons

    I love all challenges, that what I have done in the Army

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I will Provided,great leadership

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    To be or Not to be a soldier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    30 days of paid leave per year
    4 day weekends on every national holiday (unless you get stuck on a duty)
    guaranteed pay check
    secure job
    benefits
    career growth opportunities
    GI bill
    Tuition assistance

    Cons

    possible deployments
    time away from family when training or deployed
    possible work related injuries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult to leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic
    Former Employee - Helicopter Mechanic

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

    Pros

    Advancement, you could start at the bottom and work you way up to the middle management in less than 10 years if you applied yourself. If you had college it would speed up the advancement. The people, most of the people were good people coming from all walks of life and accomplishing a lot with so few. Every federal holiday was a 4 day weekend. How many jobs are out there for 17 year olds that are salary, offer full medical and dental, offer on the job training, and from the first year offer 30 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    Sometimes you would have overbearing leadership that really wasn't worthy of the position, in most cases it was the ones that advanced in promotions too quickly and were not ready for the new position or would feel that because their previous leadership taught them bad habits that the bad habits or mistreatment was a normal occurrence. The long hours sometimes. Its one job you cannot just quit or get fired unless you really really messed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those of you that have advanced very quickly kudos for you but did you really know your new position? Listen to your subordinates, and treat everyone with the same dignity and respect you desire not deserve due to position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    13F Fire Support Specialist is a very rewarding career with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 13F Fire Support Specialist  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - 13F Fire Support Specialist in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    You learn a trade that is very beneficial to the country's defense. It is one of the few jobs in the military that allows you to get certified to work with all four branches in the military. The certifications you can get for this MOS allow you to work within the SPEC OPS groups as well.

    Cons

    There is a lot of field time and can be a very dangerous job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to utilize the 13F to the best of their abilities as they are a vital asset that can bring a lot to the table in both lethal and nonlethal.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Soldier  in  Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Soldier in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, unique training, plenty of experience and tons of holidays and vacation time.

    Cons

    Possibility of long hours, time away from family, continuous regulation changes

  7.  

    iIt has been rewarding!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Food Service in Savannah, GA

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

    Pros

    It really shows you diversity and how to handle a vast majority of things. You also meet great people who will be with you the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The hours are long and staggered. there is no real consistency. Your hours can literally change from one day to the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation for your workers. Also better time management. Cooks also need to plan their personal life, and sometimes that is not possible with inconsistent schedules.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great organization, it will be missed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Job training, college benefits, health insurance, life insurance, 30 days of vacation per year, housing allowance

    Cons

    politics get caught up in the everyday functions in the army. It is becoming too soft

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing leaders. Just because a Soldier has tattoos does not mean they lack leadership potential.

  9.  

    Great job but tough on families

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    outstanding people, and you get a lot of real world leadership experience

    Cons

    The Army in this post 9/11 environment is a very difficult place for families

  10.  

    I loved it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5)  in  Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Campbell, KY

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Traveling the world and serving my country.

    Cons

    Dying in combat or losing limbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train as you fight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding Career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Army Recruiter  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Army Recruiter in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Always room to move up in your career field. Will always get paid, health care and 501K unbeatable

    Cons

    Salary base job so depending on job you may work a lot of hours. But then again you are a soldier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down on all the required online training. Unnecessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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