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US Army Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
5,239 Reviews

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5,239 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.  

    Long but worth the experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent chance to travel and learn useful skills

    Cons

    Long hours and low wages

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very challenging, exciting and professional organization with a variety of skill building concepts.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist  in  Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Anchorage, AK

    Pros

    Diversity and the opportunity to use the latest technology. Ability to learn your leadership skills at lowest level.

    Cons

    Relocating every three years can be difficult for the family structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be timid to try to find more efficient ways to get things done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Career Logistician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pride of serving your Nation

    Cons

    Requires great personal and family sacrifice .

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  5.  

    My experience was great, well planned and full of some of the best memories in a lifetime

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great for team building, good for traveling the world. In my opinion the best way to become well diciplined and focus. Definitely developed great leadership skills

    Cons

    You spend alot of time away from home. Sometimes the shifts may be long and unpredictable. Your job can also be dangerous at times always safety first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prior military are in my opinion some of the best all around employees. Great for making a company feel like family.

  6.  

    Best Job I Ever Had

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    With this job, you'll gain a sense of security and direction. You'll always know when you're getting paid and you don't have to worry about spontaneously losing your job, so long as you comply with the rules and regulations. If you have a family or are starting one, rest easy knowing that they'll be secure financially, especially when it comes to medical benefits. If you're young, the Army will definitely give you direction. You can either stay in and live the Army life or get out and go to college using the GI Bill. This really is a great place to start off young and establish a foundation in your life, or if you're a bit older, renew that foundation and almost start fresh. Finally, at the end of the day, you'll be able to say you did something that mattered. This truly is an amazing job, and the best reward truly is in the experience you gain.

    Cons

    Although a very rewarding job, the Army is tough. Depending on what Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) you choose, you could be looking at very long work days and long deployments. Other cons include having to pay for the mistakes of others, possibly falling under the command of someone you disagree with, the loss of paperwork that may or may not be important and various other things. The biggest con I must add is that the Army takes a huge toll on your body. You could develop bad knees, back issues, and other medical issues cause by the daily strain and stress your body may go through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is a lifestyle, not just a job. If you're not ready to commit, you may be setting yourself up for failure and might make life a lot harder. Simply follow the rules and stay within regulations. You almost have to be trying to break the rules to lose rank or pay. If you get hurt, go to sick call. Pride or even peer pressure may stray you from seeing a medical specialist, but in the later years, you may develop some serious medical issues that will stick with you for the rest of your life. Just be cautious and know your limits with your body. There's a lot of advice I could give, but you're going to have to just find out for yourself. With that being said, my most important piece of information is to pick the brains of others - especially if you're young and inexperienced. Learn all you can from those who've been there and pass on this knowledge when you're finally a leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Getting Out!

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    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - E5 - Army - Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC

    Pros

    The thing about the military i sTRICARE

    Cons

    It doesnt matter how long you have been in. No FCP, you got to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My experience was great with the Army

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The discipline you learn within the organizations

    Cons

    Being away from your family long periods of time

  9.  

    It was the best of times and it was the worst of times, however, I wouldn't change anything about them.

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    Former Employee - Supply Sergeant  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Supply Sergeant in Colorado Springs, CO

    Pros

    Benefits, benefits, benefits, a lot of down time for you to go to school and better yourself. Post 9-11 GI Bill is a great reward for serving. The brotherhood that you make with your fellow Soldiers lasts a lifetime.

    Cons

    Nothing, it is what it is, meaning that you are the only one that can control where you are going. Sitting around for hours on end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To complexed to mention here since the management goes all the way to the White House.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Army

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Steady pay and we always had a place to stay

    Cons

    Family was hard to have since we moved away from home so often

  11.  

    Good life experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good steady pay
    Healthcare
    Housing
    Plenty of traveling

    Cons

    Can be days or weekends you'll miss out on

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