US Army Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to experience a work environment based on people. Young men and women provide energy that equates to the National Defense Strategy to further the National Interests Globally. Tests your limits and provides opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    All locations where you may be told to serve, may not appeal to you

  2. Operations Officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Leavenworth, KS

    I have been working at US Army

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

    Pros

    Best leadership EXPERIENCE and best organization

    Cons

    There is nothing negative about it

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing outstanding training an leadership

  3. Transitioning after full career

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Character building, + Leader development, + Lifelong Buddies, + Serving others
    + Clear standards, + Disciplined execution + Travel opportunities + Dignity and Respect
    + Advancement opportunities + Diversity (people, places, jobs, experiences) + Patriotic
    + 30-days paid vacation annually + Technical skills + Many Soft Skills developed

    Cons

    - Huge organization, so some bureaucracy is unavoidable
    - A mix of excitement and boredom (depending on activity)
    - Sometimes treated like a child, sometimes given poor or no guidance
    - This is not a social club...our training and equipment is for combat where people can/do die.

    Advice to Management

    We can adapt and do anything with a little notice. Accept that the laws of physics and gravity don't change. Disciplined action takes leadership, time, resources, muscle, and brains.

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  5. Great while it lasted!

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

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - School
    - Training and development
    - Structure

    Cons

    - Micro-managed
    - Some loss of freedom at junior ranks

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about tattoos and start worrying more about Soldier development.

  6. Supply Chain Manager

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

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The military provides a great base for discipline, networking, and a sense of pride. The Army, in general, will give you a wealth of experience in a relatively short period of time.

    Cons

    If you are not organized you may have difficulty integrating in the military community. Incidentally, those that are currently serving should keep track of all that you do while serving and then understand how to articulate what you have doing (or are doing) to civilian terminology.

    Advice to Management

    The military is mechanistic and should remain as such. I do not have any advice to the Department of Defense that would fit in a few sentences.

  7. Various enlisted and officer positions over 22 years active and 5 reserve - over 27 total years.

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

    I have been working at US Army

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

    Pros

    Leadership. Service to others. Camaraderie. Compensation. Sense of worth. Teamwork. EXPERIENCE.

    Cons

    Time away from family can be a lot.

  8. Section SGT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - E6 - Army - Staff Sergeant in Fort Hood, TX

    I have been working at US Army

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for families and security

    Cons

    Free time is very limited

    Advice to Management

    More about family

  9. First Sergeant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Riley, KS
    Former Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Riley, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A Lifestyle of adventure and change.

    Cons

    Family time and work compensation

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for with excellent benefits

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

    I worked at US Army

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Housing, Camaraderie, People

    Cons

    Deployments, Long hours, Napoleon Complex, People

  11. Depends on the office you work in (civilian)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Like the title, it really depends on your office and/or management structure. Though, this could be probably be said about most places to work.

    We have a pretty good situation in which we're left alone to work on our own, but another office in the same department is micromanaged...so, again, depends on the local leadership.

    Cons

    Generally, tenure means everything. The longer you've been around, the less anyone will bother you if you're not working. The gossip will go up, that's about it.

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