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. Makes you a better person

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits to include medical, dental, vision, shopping.

    Cons

    Everyone will have their own opinion about the military.


  2. Down Sizing

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    The sense of tradition working with soldiers from all different walks of life. The must can do attitude to accomplish the hardest of tasks that make you feel proud.

    Cons

    The down sizing of the military are forcing great Soldiers to get out before their time. Out military is suffering and will suffer from years to come.

    Advice to Management

    They already know our future is grim. Congress and the presidency have to wake up and not minimize our defense.


  3. the army

    Former Employee - 31B in Fort Polk, LA
    Former Employee - 31B in Fort Polk, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time

    Pros

    learn new things and go places that are sometimes cool

    Cons

    where to start, the military as a whole is broken

    Advice to Management

    out with the old in with the new


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  5. Missed opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Stable employment, no experience necessary, excellent training opportunities, instant access into one of the largest fraternities in America. This job will test your mental, physical and emotional fortitude. Command will typically organize morale-building events because they are mandated to care about you.

    Cons

    There is very little control over any aspect of your job. There are opportunities for training but you will only get that training if it's in your commander's best interest. A lot of the better training requires a change of station so commanders are less likely to lose a soldier to training. Healthcare is guaranteed so most commands believe that since they will "fix" you means that they are comfortable breaking you. Creeds dictate how you are to act but very few people who recite those creeds don't live by them. Rules are applied only to the lowest rung as evidenced by the saying "do only what your rank can handle" which allows higher ranking individuals to apply rules differently.

    Advice to Management

    Live by your creeds and encourage a culture that doesn't accept an environment where rules are applied unevenly. Instead of relying on the constant flow of new recruits encourage the professional growth of young employees to help the organization in the long term.


  6. great contractor

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    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


  7. Psychological operations

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    Former Employee - Psychological Operations Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Psychological Operations Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Army (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get paid money on the 1st and 15th of the month.

    Cons

    Horrible work/life balance. Do not support soldiers beyond work required activities.


  8. ARMY

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    Former Employee - Human Intelligence Collection Operator in Mansfield, MA
    Former Employee - Human Intelligence Collection Operator in Mansfield, MA

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, housing, medical, training some of the leadership opportunities are great. the ability to travel the world and paid vacation.

    Cons

    Deployments, getting killed, missing family, some leadership


  9. Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learn a lot about logistics and working with foreign partners.

    Cons

    Job takes a tremendous amount of dedication. Job can be tough on the family.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that you understand how properly staff personnel.


  10. Information Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Job locations all over the world. Great job satisfaction. Good free on the job training. Top of the line technology experience.

    Cons

    Lower pay for the same or less work in the none government jobs


  11. Commander

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, decision-making, span of influence

    Cons

    Time commitment, work-life balance, stress, long hours.



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