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US Army Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
6,238 Reviews
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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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    information system officer

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    Current Employee - LTC in Fort Gordon, GA
    Current Employee - LTC in Fort Gordon, GA

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    - Depending on inclination/abilities can have unlimited ability to give users/commands the required IT capabilities to accomplish their mission

    Cons

    -Working for Army Signal officers who know nothing of IT besides green boxes. They are one of the major reasons the systems remain broken.
    -Unlimited work
    -PCSing every 3 years so you land in another place of unlimited work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the amount of training for Signal officers, continue 360 review and the signal officers that are not technical get rid of them, and if they can't manage get rid of them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience and I learned a lot of new kills.

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    Current Employee - Armorer Weapons in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - Armorer Weapons in Fort Campbell, KY

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

    Pros

    You get paid to work out , decent pay, great benefits, and family oriented

    Cons

    To many bosses and deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication, honorable, and care about your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Its for anyone, but not for everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Wahiawä, HI

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

    Pros

    Benefits, sense of belonging to something greater than yourself, chances of a good location, camaraderie, GUNS, adventure

    Cons

    Working under toxic or poor leadership, long hours away from family, chance of a bad location, budget constraints, danger, lack of information flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that a leader's purpose is to provide purpose, direction and motivation and that a leader worth their salt is one who serves those to whom they are senior.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Good company to work for will always love to be there.

    Cons

    Too demanding always travelling and less time for family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good interpersonal skills is the key to good management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    26 years of service in the Army

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction is the greatest benefit of serving in the Army. Knowing that you are contributing to "defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic" provides a significant sense of purpose. The benefits are also greatly improved from the early '90s. Travel, and the opportunity to see and do many things that most will never see or do is also a great benefit. Finally, the development of leadership skills under the most demanding conditions is a definite plus.

    Cons

    Sacrifice goes along with service. "We are not here to practice democracy, but to defend it" is more than just a funny line from a movie. Hardships of frequent moves and long, frequent deployments can take their toll on family. Lastly, knowing that some of the missions that you may be called upon to do have a significant political component, that you might not necessarily agree with can be difficult, but it comes with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Beleive that we ought to be pressing civilian leadership to get more "buy in" from the American people on the wars that we fight. We lost many good men and women in Iraq, and to see it all thrown away for political expediency is heartbreaking. Finally, stop with the social experimentation in the Army - we are here to prevent war, and if that fails, to fight and win those wars, not to further some progressive social agenda.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Military Life

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    Former Employee - Medic in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Medic in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Excellent training and job opportunity.

    Cons

    Leaders need to be leaders by action not just by Rank!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Oustanding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    A lot of potential for personal growth and a lot of great benefits

    Cons

    long hours and may miss a lot of family time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity for personal development and leadership training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow if you have discipline and determination. Access to continued education for free. High sense of personal satisfaction.

    Cons

    Away from family very often. Can be very frustrating, especially if you are not serving for the right reasons. Not much control over vacation time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    US Army

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    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Global mission, plenty of education benefits/OJT, promotion opportunities, etc. It's a great place to learn about yourself and others while serving your Nation.

    Cons

    Global mission, very often you don't have control over your time or future, and you write a blank check to the government that provides your life as collateral. Great service opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - the Big Green Machine is unstoppable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The Army

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    Current Employee - 13m in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - 13m in Fort Hood, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the discipline and being able to work with a variety of people. I started off young and was matured really quick. The Army was the best choice I've ever made.

    Cons

    Being away from family and long hours at work but will get used to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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