US Army Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Great Benefits 20 year retirement (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are what makes it worth it (in 122 reviews)

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  • Frequently deployed away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Extended periods away from home (in 213 reviews)

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  1. Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Training Opportunities. Impact on Operations. Senior Trusted Advisor, seat at the table, innovations in program development, educations opportunities, interesting investigative work.

    Cons

    Long hours, Travel continuously, Communications with user level, time to present findings and recommendations, sometimes overlooked in planning, limited resources and funding, perceived as risk averse.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your safety professionals. Include them in on planning and decision making. Find time to emphasize safety, Make safety an incentive, trust that the safety professionals looks out for the bottom line also.


  2. Logistian

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for work experience in any field and to travel.

    Cons

    Can but you in harms way.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are very hard workers and discipline.


  3. Great career move

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    physical fitness, on the job training, unlimited potential for promotion and world travel, paid vacation, choose your career,

    Cons

    This career has no negative aspects. You design your own career path and have the opportunity to pick your duty location.

    Advice to Management

    elect a new commander n chief that cares more about state of readiness, the troops, and less about public opinion.


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  5. Army Reservist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Security Officer · Agent In Charge · Detail Leader in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Personal Security Officer · Agent In Charge · Detail Leader in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent comaraderie, great professional family.

    Cons

    The work load can be extensive. Particularly when mobilized. Which is much less frequently today.


  6. Information Technology Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience in government IT environment. Top secret security clearance awarded, and a decent benifits package after 20 years of service.

    Cons

    dated technologies and IT practices compared to industry partners. physical work load is hard on the mind and body. frequent moves disrupt family life

    Advice to Management

    provide training aligned with positions similar to industry partners, to allow employees to better serve and provide new innovative solutions to current technical challenges


  7. entertainment promoter Gospel & R&B Music

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Chief Executive Officer Gospel Music Promoter in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Chief Executive Officer Gospel Music Promoter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor

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

    Pros

    I understand Military morale CO's & non- Commission Officers to have , and outlet to come to especially during hazardous duty need to be in a entertainment setting. you see I'm a Army Vet.

    Cons

    Well while preforming Drills & detail Guard duty ,GI inspection.


  8. Army

    Current Employee - Horizontal Construction Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Horizontal Construction Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, unity, pride in serving your country.

    Cons

    no bonuses, no overtime, increased stress


  9. Program Manager

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits including health care, vacation, opportunities to travel

    Cons

    Deployments, frequent moves, family separations for extended periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Talent management during a drawdown needs to be performed carefully


  10. Looking those that are STRONG

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Armament in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Armament in Woodbridge, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Medical and Dental Care, Paid Vacations, Military Discounts, Quality Training, World-wide travel, Free flights, housing, meet great people, cross training, career opportunities

    Cons

    Being Far Away From Friends And Family, Grooming Standards/ Civilian Clothing Policy, Sometimes bad leadership


  11. ... and the Army goes rolling along.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NCO in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - NCO in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's the Army, if you don't know what to expect and you expect nothing you will be happy. If you expect something like what a friend/family/book/movie/recruiter said then you will be very disappointed.

    Cons

    It's the Army. You don't know what that means until you've been through it.

    Advice to Management

    You're in the Army, you do what you do.



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