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Updated July 28, 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. Helpful (2)

    US Army

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Develop skills such as leadership and problem solving. The ability to adapt to any environment and culture at any given time is a skill that you cannot learn. Education in areas such as sexual harassment and equal opportunity is demanded.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons but moving every three years. After building an organization and get it running how you want, time is up and it is time to move on to the next assignment and sometimes you can't get in a comfortable zone.


  2. Engineer Officer

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    Current Employee - Engineer Officer
    Current Employee - Engineer Officer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always have the ability to move up and continue education. Leadership opportunities are great with multiple opportunities to change jobs.

    Cons

    Always moving and never have the ability to stay in a the same place for more than 2-3 years. As the military shrinks the training becomes less fun and there seems to be more paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Must continue to drive for move training funds and to make things interesting. Junior Officers get tired of the senior guys saying how it used to be.


  3. Program Analyst

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Fort Eustis, VA

    I worked at US Army (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Opportunity with numerous challenges.

    Cons

    Downsizing activities ongoing across the Army civilian sector.


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  5. Senior Human Resources Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BDE S1 Senior Human Resources in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - BDE S1 Senior Human Resources in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits; medical; life insurance; great values

    Cons

    Early mornings and late nights


  6. United States Army!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    The Army was my life! I loved it! Great men and women to work with, strong leaders and excellent promotion opportunities! The pay is fair, the vacation time and benefits are in an abundance and lots of time off!

    Cons

    PT test every six months, lots of cardio and some times long hours. I got DA selected for recruiting. Do whatever you can to get out of recruiting! It's the worst!

    Advice to Management

    No more DA selecting soldiers for Drill or Recruiting.


  7. Supervisor in Recruiting

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Deatsville, AL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Deatsville, AL

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a part of a team knowing that you have someone to look after you and be there for you. You become a part of a family that you will never forget.

    Cons

    There are really no means of cons that i can think of i know there are cons for everything but being in the military is all about pride.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from and remember there are people that come from all kinds of different backgrounds.


  8. Human Resource Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Supervisor in Spring Lake, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resource Supervisor in Spring Lake, NC

    I have been working at US Army (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The U.S Army teaches you a lot of discipline as well as motivation to grow and have a successful career.

    Cons

    Possibility of leaving family members for a lengthy period of time at any given time.


  9. Greatest job ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great retirement plan Great medical benefit Lots of travel

    Cons

    Deployments away from family Long hours at times


  10. Great Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Education, Adventure, Money, Service to Country..

    Cons

    Time away from family and love ones

    Advice to Management

    Fix the broken promotion system


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great work environments

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Department Planner in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Department Planner in Austin, TX

    I worked at US Army full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge learning and training potential. Regular pay raises. Good work-life balance outside of deployments.

    Cons

    No merit-based promotions or bonuses. Lazy people cannot be fired. High performers get laden with excess work to cover down on the lazy and ignorant.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for merit-based promotions/pay increases and do a better job of firing people who under perform.



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