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Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
6,593 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 213 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This career is very rewarding, but it is also very very demanding.

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

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. Free health care for you and your family. The retirement program, and savings programs are excellent. The Army community allows people from all walks of life to have even footing. It doesn't matter where you came from, or what you did before. All are equal.

    Cons

    You will be away from home a lot. Even when you are at your home work area, you will have to be at work away from your family a lot. This job will have you doing things that can really change you, for better or worse. Some moments will show you what you are capable of, and you will be stronger for it. Others may shake you to your core in a way that will be very difficult to recover from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is constantly adapting and changing. This job isn't for everyone, and it shouldn't try to accommodate everyone. The biggest weakness I see, is that the group has to keep the pace of the lowest performer. Some of these low performers are tying up middle management, losing valuable resources that are in short supply.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Army of ONE or BE ALL YOU CAN BE

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Large International Organization and the US Army is All over the world. Therefore, can find yourself almost anywhere in this world. As long as you find the correct job, the it is a very enjoyable career.

    Cons

    The con is that you can find yourself almost anywhere. Unfortunately, you can be deployed without your family for more than a year. Without proper training and/or information, there have been military personnel that have been left out in the cold (as a manager of speaking).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to continue to ensure that families are supported. The US Army has done a better job in supporting families, but needs to continue this trek.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    wish i was still in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    great way to diverse yourself in to many fields of work, its not all guns ablaze also great way to go around to different places in the U.S. and even in the world.

    Cons

    there isnt to much to say for cons, only thing i can say is the police calling, extra duties can be a little tedious, but if you can get past that its great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Biomedical Equipment Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Army part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, able to make lost of solid connections, the overall environment prepares you for anything in especially in the work force. Meals are prepared for you three times a day if you want them. Weekends to yourself

    Cons

    time way from family during the training period. Training is all day long on top of doing a lot physical training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    US Army infantry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - You Get to Go Around the World
    Former Employee - You Get to Go Around the World

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

    Pros

    35 year carrier Active, Reserves, and national guard

    Cons

    not enough sleep and always on the move

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    inf

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    you learn a lot about weapons and lfe

    Cons

    time away from family, nothing else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hooah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Human Resources Manager who specialized in Congressional/Presidential inquiries

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - General in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    I have strong people skills and great at problem solving. I am able to multitask and like to see all my projects through. I can be a workaholic at times. I am also a team player and lead by example. I have been in the Human Resources (HR) field for many years and familiar with all HR aspects. I believe is work is complete and caught up that there should be some time off or early release. A happy employee is a good employee. I am used to being compensated on a base salary because of my military tenure but I would hope that I could make close to what I made in the Army, about 90K but flexible.

    Cons

    There was not much personal growth because I was in transition and a part-time student. I have worked with many negative people but able to adjust under those circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I am considered for a job with your company, you will be getting an eager, motivated, team player who is willing to go that extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A Proud American Soldier!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Starke, FL
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Starke, FL

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Being physically and mentally fit, learning to deal with any obstacle

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of other than more efficiency with paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved it!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Signal Support Systems Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Get to meet a lot of good people from different parts of the world

    Good benefits of course

    Get a life of thank yous

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours with no extra pat because your on salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. The Army is getting better everyday

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was good for experience, but all the relocations and deployments made it tough on family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Fort Wainwright, AK
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Fort Wainwright, AK

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

    Pros

    Good Leadership experience and it was great to work alongside other dedicated members of the USA to defend the country. I appreciated my time in service.

    Cons

    Most of the cons would be about missing family time, going on deployments overseas in hostile environments, but that is what you get with joining basically any military. Also many relocations in a short period of time is hard on family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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