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Updated April 25, 2015
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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. A life changing experience that will benefit you in all endeavors.

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    Current Employee - Officer in Fort Benning, GA
    Current Employee - Officer in Fort Benning, GA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This organization will train you in logistics, personnel, and operations. Not only will you learn to manage soldiers and their welfare; you will plan large scale training exercise that are very complex and require several moving pieces. This allows you to be able to handle difficult situations under stress, whether it may be hunger, lack of sleep, or just a simple overwhelming of workload.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment. However the Army is always adapting. You must be resilient and not be afraid to fail.

  2. Staff Sergeant

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    Current Employee - Tropospheric Scatter Section Sergeant in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Tropospheric Scatter Section Sergeant in Killeen, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Over 19 Years Experience management, Customer Service, Information Technology Security+ ITIL Fundamentals

    Cons

    I have reached 20 years and its time to retire.

    Advice to Management

    Look at me as a person first.

  3. It manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and learn a lot of skills

    Cons

    Long workdays and little rest

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  5. Instructor/Writer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

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

    Pros

    Great chance to teach soldiers their Military Occupational Specialty. Work with computers and communications; high demand jobs in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Wear many more hats than just instruction. Class shows only the basics of operations on system availability and setup.

    Advice to Management

    Create environment to allow trainee to connect to end user for more realistic training. Incorporate March Order and Emplacement into field exercises.

  6. Amazing time and plenty to learn.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Team Leader (E-5) in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot, I can not even describe the amount of knowledge you can get from this. Choose a job that fits what you want to do for your entire life. Stick with it and you'll do great.

    Cons

    Deployments can be rough on friends and families and put a strain on relationships. the after effects are still very dependent on what you do. Long nights and early mornings.

    Advice to Management

    If there is nothing left to be done at the end of the day, let them go home, family has enough to deal with without the unnecessary delays to see their loved ones.

  7. Rewarding Experience as Officer

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    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain

    I have been working at US Army

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

    Pros

    Challenging job working with great people on things that matter.

    Cons

    Very difficult to manage work/life balance most of the time, depending on your unit and its culture

  8. Cyber Planner

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    Current Employee - Planner in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Current Employee - Planner in Fort Belvoir, VA

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for education and training in an advancing career field are plentiful. The Army's Cyber Mission Force is a growing component that needs all types of leaders.

    Cons

    Cyber is an emerging sector that results in a lot of chaos as the military commands explore the best means to achieve the missions.

    Advice to Management

    Be patient as key initiatives are developed and don't turn away from efforts faster than they can be matured.

  9. Gained knowledge of the mechanics of vehicles.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Working in the U.S. Army gives people a sense of feeling like they belong to a family they have adopted. They learn to get past inhibitions and norms they may have been raised with and trust the people with whom they work.

    Cons

    Everyone knows that being in the profession can and will eventually take them away from their families for a time. Situation dictates how long you may be at work when you are at home with your family.

    Advice to Management

    Personnel are already given time to spend with their families; it's a matter of how they spend that time that counts.

  10. Aviator

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    Former Employee - Assignments Officer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assignments Officer in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Able to work with all facets of people
    Unparalleled training/resources
    Service to country/community
    Job stability
    Get paid to fly

    Cons

    Time away from family
    Austere environments/conditions
    Hostile fire
    Numerous relocations

    Advice to Management

    The challenge from upper echelon leadership is to understand the user-level issues and maintain unit cohesion.

  11. Retiring Soldier

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great retirement plan...unless Congress messes it up. The benefit of job security for the past twenty years has been incredible!

    Cons

    There are a lot of long hours, even when you are not deployed, and you are held responsible for the not-smart things that your subordinates do, even if you are on the other side of the country.

    Advice to Management

    The zero-defect mentality does not work, neither does Darth Vader leadership. Give your subordinates the freedom to fail and you will empower them to achieve greatness.

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