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US Army Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
6,219 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Joining the Army was the single best decision I made as a young man.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Army Captain in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Army Captain in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Great opportunities to travel and work in overseas locations. You have the chance to see the world and gain a holistic view of life and humans. The camaraderie is second to none. You will cross paths with some of the most talented, unique, and reliable professionals. Great opportunities to advance up the ranks-your career is what you make of it. As with any goal worth achieving in life, the Army will challenge you in ways that you could never imagine. Nature punishes the specialist. The Army trains individuals to become independent, pliable leaders who implement change, stay focused under duress, and lead others to the high ground in combat, and more importantly, in life.

    Cons

    The Army is tough. Daily operational tempos vary depending on the rotational cycle of your unit. Deployments cause the most stress; saying goodbye to your loved ones is the hardest thing to do. You may have to work late nights and work weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work! Had it not been for the countless Soldiers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Officers who supported me along the way, I'd have accomplished very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Traveled the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Traveled the world and did things most only think about or see on tv.

    Cons

    Lost time with family and friends

  3.  

    Very Rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership opportunities
    Camaraderie
    Sense of purpose
    Education
    Benefits

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging for some

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's what you make of it. I love it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Officer (2LT) in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Chemical Officer (2LT) in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at US Army part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunity for growth, great career path and good training.

    Cons

    Sometimes long periods from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten deployments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Spent twenty plus years working for this historical and great organization dedicated to protecting the United States.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Columbus, GA

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

    Pros

    The Army places value in teamwork and has gotten better with regard to personal and professional growth. There are really good leaders who actually enjoy taking care of their employees.

    Cons

    The real challenges of working in the Army is the time spent away from family. It is known going in that considerable time will be dedicated to work, but with the training and deployments it takes a strong spouse to survive the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve the quality of life of employees and actually listen to subordinates. They often have great ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OSB RIF

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Clear career progression. Regulag pay

    Cons

    Limited ability to guide career. RIF changing officer character

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide choice or the illusion of choice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    My experience with the Army has been amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Fort Knox, KY

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Getting to meet, train, mentor, and lead people of all different walks of life has been great. Being involved with different races, ethical backgrounds, and different cultures has been a excellent challenge and learning experience.

    Cons

    The most challenging thing is to keep your body in good health. Training and running long miles takes a toll on your body.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great organization, will provide leadership opportunities and technical expertise.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Supply
    Current Employee - Unit Supply

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    great benefits, great career opportunities

    Cons

    early days and long nights,
    unwanted deployments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Challenging projects, funded education, good health benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, desolate locations, downsizing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The US Army provided me with great experiences and many friends.

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

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

    Pros

    You have pride and satisfaction in your job
    Service to country
    Great medical
    Education benefits
    Job skills and experience are just some of the benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Time away from family

    Wide variety of leadership abilities from very poor to outstanding. Never know what you will get and leadership changes often.

    Many people more worried about their next evaluation than taking care of their subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your soldiers and they will take care of you and your evaluations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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