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US Army Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
252 Reviews
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252 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great Benefits; Salary was good; Diverse people; Ever changing work place (in 497 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are a bonus in accordance with the aforementioned information (in 122 reviews)


Cons
  • Lifestyle can be hard on family unit with long periods of being away from family (in 537 reviews)

  • Long periods of time spent away from home during training or deployment (in 213 reviews)

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  1.  

    One of the greatest organizations to work with that allows you to explore almost any career field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Military Officer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Military Officer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    If you want to experience the world, this is the organization will provide you the opportunity. The US Army is accommodating to most needs of the soldiers within reason, but you must keep in mind the goals and mission of the US Army.

    Cons

    If you want a long stable life in one spot, this is not for you or your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better on what the organizational needs will be in the future and how they will be met.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The company provided the training and leadership to incorporate into the civiilian sector

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OPS/Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - OPS/Human Resources in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Provides opportunity to grow and lead in different capacities. Affords individuals to gow as individuals and become fuure leaders.

    Cons

    Company views saff and acepts feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue afford individuals to grow and lead in different perspectives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Conducted felony investigations throughout the world and served as a security specialist for the DoA's special programs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisory Special Agent in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Espirit de corp, mission oriented personnel.

    Cons

    Time and travel away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of the personnel conducting the mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employment in the US Army as. Commissioned Officer is a truly rewarding experience...if you're looking for a challenge!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commissioned Office in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Commissioned Office in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The pros definitely out weigh the cons:
    -never ending opportunity to lead
    -competitive environment that creates excellence
    -personal growth in all tasks
    -the widest variety of professional skill sets that exist in any organization
    -opportunity for specialized training
    -opportunity to travel
    -the privilege to serve your country
    -fair compensation

    Cons

    -time away from family
    -frequent deployments
    -work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -protect the benefits of future Soldier's retirement
    -we can't be all things to all people, we are Soldiers
    -Slow the pace and further professionalize the force...we are the finest force in the world...treat us as such!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    US Army Chaplain

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chaplain in Fort Detrick, MD
    Current Employee - Chaplain in Fort Detrick, MD

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

    Pros

    Great diverse ministry working with the men and women in uniform and their families. Starting salary and benefits are exceptional in the clergy field. Autonomy is almost guaranteed with proven love for the people. Availability to be creative in creating different activities in ensuring Soldiers have the freedom to practice their faiths or lack of one.

    Cons

    Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! Got to do it but don't have to love it! Also there are firm and tough opposition to the Chaplain's ministry by some in the chain-of-command. Must overcome with love.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that the Chaplains and the Unit Ministry Teams can be one of the best asset to improve the morale of the unit. And that he/she can be your own personal Pastor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Human Resources Manager who specialized in Congressional/Presidential inquiries

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - General in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    I have strong people skills and great at problem solving. I am able to multitask and like to see all my projects through. I can be a workaholic at times. I am also a team player and lead by example. I have been in the Human Resources (HR) field for many years and familiar with all HR aspects. I believe is work is complete and caught up that there should be some time off or early release. A happy employee is a good employee. I am used to being compensated on a base salary because of my military tenure but I would hope that I could make close to what I made in the Army, about 90K but flexible.

    Cons

    There was not much personal growth because I was in transition and a part-time student. I have worked with many negative people but able to adjust under those circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I am considered for a job with your company, you will be getting an eager, motivated, team player who is willing to go that extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities if you are willing to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Get to do things you can't do anywhere else

    Cons

    move every 2-3 years
    political environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stabilizing families and assignments is a good thing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Better Than The Commercial, Maybe Not As Exciting

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

    I worked at US Army

    Pros

    Professional training, experience, and opportunities! Great benefits, pay, and travel!

    Cons

    Others too often focus on self instead of team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "True leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." Develop your subordinates!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Well put together and scary organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Old Guard Soldier in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Old Guard Soldier in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Army full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Out of this world toughening experience. Nothing that could ever be imagined even through observation. The experience makes life view and worldview different

    Cons

    Terrible depression and exhaustion. Frustration and fatigue elevate sadness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be bad people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good enough for government work

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

    I have been working at US Army

    Pros

    Stable position, decent pay, good hours.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and motivation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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