US Army Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are what makes it worth it (in 122 reviews)

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  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Great Oppotunity

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    Former Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Fort Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, Fitness plan, benefits plan, great educational opportunity, unlimited advancement opportunity

    Cons

    getting shot at, getting shot, time away from family

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you used to do


  2. great contractor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome benefits, great communication, always awailable

    Cons

    no sick time, not sure of what job description entailed

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. Allows for unlimited growth potential

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sahuarita, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sahuarita, AZ

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work environment, constant learning opportunities, and most of all you get a chance to give back to your country

    Cons

    Becoming too political, long process to let go of bad leadership


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  5. great experience

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    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Fort Stewart, GA
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Fort Stewart, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Great benefits Great training Great promotion potential Infantry is the best

    Cons

    Long hours Family life balance Flexibility Co workers can be tough Sometimes leaders are incompetent


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    US Army -- a true Leadership Factory

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    Current Employee - Captain in Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Captain in Fort Benning, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Soldiers & Families, Esprit de Corps, Leadership Development.

    Cons

    Hazards of a chosen profession of arms.

    Advice to Management

    RLTW


  7. Retired

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    Former Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Platoon Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of new experiences. Meet great people, see new things and places. Learn a lot about yourself and the world, as well as those around you. Great medical and dental.

    Cons

    Sometimes shady bosses. Organization is now trying to be too politically correct, when it is a politically neutral employer. Some times your job will just suck due to the situation you find yourself in.

    Advice to Management

    Screen the officers better and kick out the bad ones. There are many in the ranks and they seem to find a way to stay in based on sucking up to higher ranking people.


  8. After 22 years in the US Army I am preparing to transition out. I am thankful for what the Army has provided me.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fort Drum, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve my country. Many programs, incentives, and opportunities available. Great place to raise a family. Great opportunities for education, training, and specialized skills.

    Cons

    Multiple deployments, high stress environment, the Army has changed in the past 10 years; the Soldiers are tired. No significant pay raise in a while. Senior Enlisted Soldiers should get paid more.

    Advice to Management

    Although we have spent many many dollars on modernization, our leadership should continue to fight for competitive annual pay increases.


  9. US Army

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    You may spend some time away from home


  10. Loved My Job

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    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Food Inspector in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My chain of coomand was the best

    Cons

    Having to be ready to go to war at a moments notice

    Advice to Management

    I really got out of the military in 1998 but it didn't give me that option


  11. Senior NCO

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    Current Employee - Senior NCO in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior NCO in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people. Rewarding work and travel opportunities to most the places in the world. You can meet and interact with almost any culture.

    Cons

    Bad social environment at times. Long hours. Rank structure is hard to deal with at times. Sometimes you are not appreciated as an asset.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your subordinates and make sure they are successfully doing their job. Ensure that they have the potential and opportunity to be as success or fail as big as they need to.



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