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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. 1LT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Lieutenant - Platoon Leader in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - First Lieutenant - Platoon Leader in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Experience, leadership and team building skills and training

    Cons

    Needs of the government.


  2. Team Leader

    Former Employee - Non-commissioned Officer in Huntersville, NC
    Former Employee - Non-commissioned Officer in Huntersville, NC

    I worked at US Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great sense of brotherhood while constantly learning and growing and finding out who I truly am

    Cons

    Having to leave for weeks and sometimes months on end for one reason or another


  3. Army Review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some absolutely outstanding people. Gaining great leadership development that would take years to obtain in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the higher you get up in rank, the more politics are involved in the process. While not true for every unit in the Army, in most units, the company level commanders are not given the opportunity to truly develop and leader their Soldiers. Creativity and basic ingenuity almost don't exist.


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  5. Career Elevation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Promotes and enhances your career skills for any civilian sector positions. Working in a military environment is more disciplined than any environment you'll ever work in. With that experience, employers get a high work ethic out of you than any others they will hire

    Cons

    Possible treatment as a servicemember when a civilian. There are some managers/leaders within the organization that have a hard time treating civilian employees different than a servicemember whose prepared and disciplined to take orders as a soldier.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates right and in turn receive hard work and a work environment conducive to gaining results in the mission set for completion.


  6. Aviation Officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aviation JMO in Fairbanks, AK
    Former Employee - Aviation JMO in Fairbanks, AK

    I worked at US Army

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

    Pros

    High level of responsibility; challenging work; balance between physical and desk work; fast paced work environment; sense of pride in work

    Cons

    There are some truly amazing officers whose leadership will inspire you to greater heights and some mediocre officers who will micromanage you to death and explode in a tantrum when something bad happens; rating system for officers lacks quantifiable element so you need to build trust and rapport with your boss because he or she will not have much quantifiable data from which to rate you by.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to fight the bureaucracy and tendency to elevate decision making and authority to higher and higher echelons. Emphasize training to standard not to time. Unfortunately this is said much more often than it is practiced.


  7. The Army Life

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Tacoma, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on MOS, Unit, and Leadership:
    -Great Benefits
    -Amazing Culture
    -Diverse Training
    -Camaraderie amongst peers

    Cons

    -Hurry up and Wait
    -Lack of Common Sense amongst Leadership sometimes


  8. Stable and Honorable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits are second to no Company
    Pay is not too bad for most work weeks
    Treated with respect,
    Great Career Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    You have to do you job and deal with a lot of other "Army Stuff"
    Field Training Events and Deployments can see 100+ hour work weeks
    They force you to move every few years.


  9. Supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alvarado, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alvarado, TX

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

    Pros

    Team work, benefits, travel, friendships and job skills

    Cons

    way from family, to many boss's


  10. U.S Army

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Cavalry Scout in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army

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

    Pros

    Defend your country
    Great Benefits
    Pay for college
    Plan for your future
    ( The Best JOB I never had)

    Cons

    100% travel
    Army Regulations should alway's be force no matter what soldier's rank is and punishment should always pertain to the actual problem.

    Advice to Management

    Soldiers should be allowed to improve themselves more especially in combat arms wether it be through personal fitness or taking classes at college to help themselves after the military or in their career and not wasting the soldiers time by having them sit around in the motor pool all day doing the same stuff day inn and day out. A smarter team makes a stronger Army, thats how the Army can improve make time for soldiers to actually improve their knowledge by actually giving them time to improve and not wasting it.


  11. The Best Job I Ever Had

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

    I worked at US Army full-time

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

    Pros

    Learning to work as a team, complete missions, and understanding the greater causes of humanity. Starting at the age of 17 and retiring at the age of 38, I can't say that I didn't get what I wanted out of my service. Any Soldier will be challenged to perform in amazing fashions, the best feeling is rising to the call and completing the task on limited tools and armed with pride.

    Cons

    Even with the great days there are the long and hard days. It takes a lot of growing up to be a Soldier in this Army. The travel away from family and friends, the need to adapt quickly to new operations and leadership is a challenge.



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