US Army Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
5,469 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Special Agent

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    Former Employee - Special Agent  in  Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - Special Agent in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    Great experience and training. You are exposed to all aspects of federal law enforcement.

    Cons

    Frequent travel and relocation. Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Never-ending Adventure

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    Current Employee - Spectrum Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Spectrum Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits/compensation plan. Guaranteed travel and ever-changing working environments. Leadership and education is trained and mentored throughout career path. Excellent opportunity to serve and defend the US. Culture of Honor, Duty, and for the most part Respect.

    Cons

    Operation tempo places great burden on marriages and families. Weekends and holidays count against earned vacation days when away from home station. Bad leaders can significantly impact time spent with family. Junior leaders can create a negative working environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Enlisted in the medical field

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    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The benefits and job stability can't be beat. You will meet incredible people and share experiences you won't find anywhere else.

    Cons

    There is a strong possibility that this job will suck the soul out of you with its long hours and numerous stressors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wouldn't trade it the experience and opportunities it provided

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    Current Employee - Senior Management  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The work force are the most dedicated and willing to accomplish the mission at all cost

    Cons

    if you don't like be told what and how to do it this isn't the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit trying to change things that are not broke

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot  in  Fort Belvoir, VA
    Former Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot in Fort Belvoir, VA

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

    Pros

    Unlimited growth within the ranks. Lots of travel. Unrivaled training experiences. Newest technology. Huge networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Lots of deployments. Hard to balance home and work when you are away 1/2 the time. Junior leaders who need constant mentor ship in decision making and career building.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Perfect Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    You can only do it for 20-30 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the leaders of tomorrow and focus your time and energy on cultivating them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    stuck in a job that is boreing, working below my abilities, but that's what they want

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    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Procurement Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    but pays a pension (for now), no perks for the old. benefits going down the tubes for non government employers: 401ks but no pensions, no student loan repayment, no education money. becoming the same here. at least most don't get fired, they get warehoused.

    Cons

    all these classes and mgrs learn nothing. No telework for the not favorites, no mentors, no approved classes that'd make you smarter than your boss. Lots of contractors at work doing nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire or fire your cronies

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - US Army Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - US Army Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. 30 days of annual leave. Most assignments have decent training opportunities. Typically change jobs every 2-4 years so if you don't like your job just wait.

    Cons

    The Federal cost culture is shameless--spend everything by the end of the year or you won't get it next year. The system rewards those who spend rather than those who efficiently get results. We have become too politically correct and senior leader misconduct is left unpunished. Military services have become self serving and ignore the fact that they should be good stewards of taxpayer money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward performance, not spending. Prosecute senior leaders for misconduct instead of allowing them to retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work and serve your country

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    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - O5 - Army - Lieutenant Colonel in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Serving your country
    Tons of Experience
    Lots of travel
    Educational opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Lots of travel and away from family
    Deployments and training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and keep taking care of the team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O6 - Army - Colonel  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - O6 - Army - Colonel in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Leadership development unparallelled! Training, Values, opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance. The Army is getting to small and it will impact readiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just do your job and lead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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