US Army Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Army Officer

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    Current Employee - Army Officer in Lawton, OK
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Lawton, OK

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

    Pros

    Some of the best pay and benefits for entry level available, especially on the officer side. Educational benefits and many opportunity to take away tangible skills that are in no way related to warfighting functions.

    Cons

    There are numerous challenges facing the army including downsizing. Talent management for officers and senior enlisted is very hit or miss and there is a good chance you will spend months training one skill that you will never use again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure effective personnel management ensuring needs of army and the Soldier are met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Best Choice I've Made

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    Current Employee - 88M in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - 88M in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Benefits, Experience Gained, Long Lasting Relationships

    Cons

    Sitting and Waiting, Other than that there isn't much to complain about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice for higher ups is to try and get soldiers better pay , for someone that puts their lives on the line, I find it hard for individuals to make below $35,000 full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 35P Linguist

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    Current Employee - Linguist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Linguist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    You will have opportunity to learn foreign languae in CA and receive college credits. You will have the opportunity to take immersion language course in oversea and become subject matter expert in your target language. This job offers various assignment opportunity from military unit to intelligence communities assignments depends on your target languae skill.

    Cons

    Most likely, you will not use your language skill if you are assigned to tatical unit. You may not have choice to choose language you would like to learn. If you become a sublinguist (mean not qualify for your language after taking annual language test), you may have to change the job based on needs of army or may get discharged. It is hard to get promotion after rank of E-7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review background of soldier and place them to proper assignment for personal development. Allow new recruits to choose their language, instead of forcing them to learn unwated language.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Be all you can be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Superb benefits, both at lower and higher levels. Unmatched opportunities for growth and personal discovery.

    Cons

    You will ultimately go where the Army sends you. Based upon current duties (especially at lower levels), you may considerable time away from family (even when at 'home.'). There is the whole 'mortal danger' thing, as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Army is looking hard right now at current trends (and ideas) about Talent Management and how really to get Soldiers to be all they can be, while still maintaining good order and discipline. Leveraging technology may help, but systems also have to be put in place to avoid favoritism and always picking folks you previously served with (vice investing the the great talent that is out there in the larger force).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Experience of a Lifetime

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    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Paralegal in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    -Strong, unique leadership philosophy
    -Strong sense of purpose
    -Diverse teammates
    -Second to none training

    Cons

    -Long time spent away from family for deployments or overseas duty tours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Working for the Army has refined my leadership,written and verbal communication skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to travel quite often, I got very extensive training in a variety of areas. Made lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Was away from family quite often. Missed a lot of things that happened back home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way your soldiers/fellow employees work is a direct reflection on your motivation and dedication to your work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Great Life Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, opportunities and retirement. An adventure for younger people and career for some. Enjoyed my time in. I think everyone should give it a shot

    Cons

    Very little work life balance and can be hard on families. Plus if you hate your job, it can be very hard to switch units. You can be told to move at any time and are basically on call 24/7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow soldiers who are very focused to gather training and be given input on their assignments. Also stop finically incetivizing 20 years olds to get married just to move out of the barracks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. U.S. Army

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Hard worker and work until completion.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

  10. Army Supply Chain

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Excellent experience and education opportunities.
    Competitive salary for starting out and it develops with you.

    Cons

    Continual transitions and moves every two to three years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great benefits, good leadership.

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    Former Employee - Plans Officer in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Plans Officer in Fort Hood, TX

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    4 day weekends every month, released 3 pm every thursday.

    Cons

    officers don't sincerely care about you. It's a " to each his own". They work hard, not smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your Soldiers. Be sincere with them and dont act like you care when you dont.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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