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US Army Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
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3.9 5,076 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Army Secretary John McHugh

John McHugh

(1,506 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 347 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 102 reviews)


Cons
  • Deployments away from family are definitely a negative for this organization (in 450 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 174 reviews)

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    Taking care of Soldiers and accomplishing the mission.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIntegrity, character, medical benefits, training and travel opportunities

    ConsWork-life balance not always where it needs to be.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your Soldiers, peers, and Leaders.

     

    I have had a good experience.

    O2 - Army - First Lieutenant (Current Employee) Fort Riley, KS

    ProsThe pay and benefits. The job experince.

    ConsDeplyment, and time away for training

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter decision making, less red tape

     

    my experience in the US Army has been educational

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou have time for vacations when you need them. training is fun and educational

    Constraining is timne consuming and sometimes stressful

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    Outstanding place to work; daily sense of accomplishment.

    U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 (Former Employee) Fort Lewis, WA

    ProsSomething different every day.
    Opportunity to see different places.
    Pay and unpaid benefits are really good.
    2 weeks vacation from the start.

    ConsPolicy and Command is inflexible leading to very inefficient use of employee time.
    Long hours make family time hard to achieve.
    Some deployments leave loved ones wondering if you're dead or alive for several months at a time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlow of information is an important aspect in motivating soldiers as well as achieving desired results. Try taking a little time to explain the "why" behind mission objectives.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best and worst of my life.

    Combat Engineer (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsLots of time off whenever you need it to take care of personal stuff, like going to the DMV in the middle of the day is no bug deal.

    ConsFar away from home and leave is sparse...and expensive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have none. They know more than I do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience!

    Information Technology Specialist (Current Employee) Fort Bliss, TX

    ProsOpportunity for travel and professional development.

    ConsTime away from family and friends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect Opportunity

    Senior Logistics Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIf you are undecided on what you want to do and don't want to waist your time , the military is a great place to acquire life skills.

    ConsYou can only do it for 20-30 years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind the leaders of tomorrow and focus your time and energy on cultivating them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An awarding job

    Satellite Communications Maintainer-operator (Current Employee) Fort Bliss, TX

    Prosbenefits, learning experiences that can not be equaled else where, coworkers that are great team players

    Consmanagement, pointless details, not always getting to to do job

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    An experience that never stops.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEducation benefits, 30 days leave accumulated per year. Healthcare & dental. Travel to culturally different locations. Always meeting someone new. Fair leadership. Organizational culture much different than Civilian careers.

    ConsArmy is somewhat inefficient. Often caring for younger troubled soldiers that lack maturity.

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    PVT

    PVT (Former Employee) Top-of-the-World, AZ

    ProsGot a lot of training I enjoyed, but never got to use. Met other cultures that I had never been exposed to.

    ConsMEH, Learned to push a broom and operate a floor buffer. Rarely did my job title, fully qualified to be a custodian. I just wanted to deploy and engage the enemy.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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