US Army Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
5,300 Reviews

3.9
5,300 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.  

    Best Opportunities in Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Section Sergeant (E-6)  in  Fort Polk, LA
    Current Employee - Infantry Section Sergeant (E-6) in Fort Polk, LA

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

    Pros

    For the most part, I've made lifelong brothers whom I know I can reach out to in a time of need. I've learned key leadership traits and styles that I won't be able to attain anywhere else and now, they're paying for my education 100% along with a living stipend. I do not regret my decision to join a band of brothers.

    Cons

    The hours aren't great and neither is the pay. Most locations offered to my MOS (job) where rural areas with no bustling city nearby. Dangerous during tours into theatre and time away from home and family is killer on the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting overcritical minor uniform issues and tackle the suicide rates. It pains me to see so many Soldiers who don't get the help they need.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GREAT JOB

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Instructor  in  Fort Eustis, VA
    Former Employee - Training Instructor in Fort Eustis, VA

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

    Pros

    This position for civilians requires experience in the MOS. Term position but excellent benefits.

    Cons

    TERM only job, can be unnerving every time a new budget is issued not knowing whether or not you have a job still.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good & Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Army Commisisioned Officer  in  Fort Drum, NY
    Former Employee - Army Commisisioned Officer in Fort Drum, NY

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie / working out is part of your job / sense of purpose beyond getting money / unique opportunities / they move you around the country and world, so a chance to live in Germany for example / continually switch you to new jobs or even new fields / opportunity for them to pay for your masters degree

    Cons

    Army workouts can get in the way of your personal athletic pursuits because you cannot control, nor get out of, the Army workouts / lose more of your personal life the higher up the ladder you go / because they switch you around a lot, it is hard to get super good at something

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Some upside, some downside

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Executive Officer  in  Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Company Executive Officer in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    The people can be excellent, and when they are, the unit is excellent

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is crushing and destroys quality training opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of redundant paperwork, risk-mitigation mentality, focus on outcome based solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Greatest experience of a life time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Command Sergeant Major  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Command Sergeant Major in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Besides the Medical, retirement, college, accumulated leave benefits; the experience of just becoming a Professional Soldier and part of a team player of a diverse organization is priceless.

    Cons

    Security readiness and challenges associated with ensuring a safe, secure, and resilient environment can continue to be performed regardless of threat level and other hazards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be committed in leading diverse organizations, execute strategies, and handle management crisis situations while contributing new ideas or perspectives into effective actions to best meet or enhance your organizational needs and contribute to your security posture while also maintaining focus on innovative ways to improve the organization's mission.

    Enhance operational risk mitigation and risk management security perspective scheme to ensure your organization continues to offer the highest levels of asset protection and personnel security.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A high level of job security with a high degree of personal sacrifice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    There is definite opportunity for advancement and promotion. The pay and benefits are good for officers.

    Cons

    There is considerable sacrifice involved. Families have to move frequently, so stability is affected. Deployments and long hours take up too much personal time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    To be or Not to be a soldier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    30 days of paid leave per year
    4 day weekends on every national holiday (unless you get stuck on a duty)
    guaranteed pay check
    secure job
    benefits
    career growth opportunities
    GI bill
    Tuition assistance

    Cons

    possible deployments
    time away from family when training or deployed
    possible work related injuries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Signal Officer

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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very diverse leadership opportunities that prepare you for future careers/positions within the Army or civilian environments. Allows you to step out of your comfort zone and build confidence in a few years verses, what takes most people, decades.

    Cons

    Very dangerous work environments. Right place, right time, predicts most of your career advancements. Downsizing of the military makes job security a concern. Excessive and unpredictable work hours, to include weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who take care of you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    So many life lessons as well as professional development!

    Cons

    Constant travel and time away from family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It is what you make it !!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic  in  Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Leonard Wood, MO

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Its a steady pay check. It teaches you discipline and gives you since of purpose. You also get to meet a lot of good people and make different connections.

    Cons

    Long hours with no overtime. You have to be away from your family a lot !!! After a few years, it begins to mentally drain you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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