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US Marine Corps Reviews in Camp Pendleton, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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4.0 224 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quite an exciting career that seemingly ended too fast.

    Aviation Electronics Technician (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsCamaraderie, friendships, travel, seeing the world, and being able to get anything accomplished regardless of the situation. Depending on your MOS (job), the work can be easy to extremely taxing. The promotion system works, but has flaws.

    ConsThings have changed quite a bit over the last two decades. Handling things at the lowest level is getting a bit harder as time goes on. With the draw down, a lot of good Marines are not going to be able to continue their careers. With the politicians in D.C. making decisions from their cushy offices and behind closed doors, the political maneuverings of late have let a lot of military members doubting the 'guarantees' that were promised when they signed up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep listening to your subordinates and force the politicians to keep their word!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Infantry not for faint of heart

    E4 - Marines - Corporal (Former Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsDefinitely a life changing experience. Instills discipline and structure into young men's lives. The brotherhood found in the infantry is head and shoulders above anything you will ever find.

    ConsNot much room for advancement past the first 4 year contract in the infantry field. Everyone I know that re-enlisted is out of the infantry now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company First Sergeant

    United States Marine SNCO (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    Prospromotions, pay and benefits, teamwork

    Consbeing away from family for long periods of time. moving every three years

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Few The Proud, The Marines

    United States Marine (Former Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsThe worlds finest military force, excluding U.S. Special Forces. The Marines Corps is what you make of it, if you take that attitude that you're going to do your 4 years and get the hell out you will be miserable. A very professional organization, unless you are deployed or preparing for a deployment then the hours are fairly normal 7am-4:30pm. Emphasis on leadership is constantly stressed. The Marine Corps does a great job of taking care of Marine families, each base has a robust day care center and after school program for children.
    If you are a leader, you work hard and maintain excellent physical fitness you will be promoted rapidly which means you will compensated financially at an above average rate.

    ConsThe Marine Corps is an Expeditionary Force, when means when there's a crisis they are usually the first to be called upon to respond. Shipboard deployments are at least seven months long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to fight for benefits and increases in salary for the Marines.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Marine Corps treated me well. Time to move on.

    Operations Chief (Former Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsLeadership and career development. There are MANY great Senior Staff Non-commissioned Officers that take care of their Marines. Those are the ones I will miss the most.

    ConsTypical bureaucracy and red tape. Too much faith and blind trust put in poor leaders only because they are an officer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to take care of the troops.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience and life changing.

    Infantry Squad Leader (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsGreat benefits for veterans, high intensity, fast pace and learn a variety of skills.

    Consdangerous and very little pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging everything anyone does.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    0231 Imagery Analyst/GEOINT Chief

    Aircraft Mechanic (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    Pros-opportunities to get education and experience within the GEOINT community, from collections to Geospatial Analysis
    -The ability to think and work outside the box while supporting commanders needs and support outside entities from sister services, DOD agencies to non-DOD agencies
    -Some opportunities to work with software/hardware developers to colabotate and field test new programs/equipment
    -Flexible work schedule
    -Health care and Dental care provided
    -Housing allowance
    -SSBI investigation

    Cons-Time is often consumed by non-intelligence activites
    -Lack of continuity within different organizations (constantly reinventing the wheel)
    -Lack of standardization amongst the USMC GEOINT community
    -Lack of understanding of GEOINT capabilities and the proper utilization of GEOINT within the intelligence cycle via superiors
    -Can be taken out of the job field for 3 years at a time with little to no notice and forced to execute said orders or be forced out of the job field

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecommend NOT sending GEOINT Marines to billets outside the job field (i.e. Recruiter, Drill Instructor, etc)

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

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    Life changing

    E4 - Marines - Corporal (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsServe your country, gain skills.

    ConsMaintain physical fitness, feel like being babysitted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The stupidity cannot be overstated. By the time youre in a position to make a difference, youre already about to get out

    E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    ProsI enjoy a regeimented lifestyle, and the training recieved was very beneficial.

    ConsWhen the regimentation of the Corps impacts my life at home. I do my job, my Marines do their jobs, dont bother me at home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about your own FitReps, and actually do your job. Interfering with the Sgts ability to do their jobs impacts the organization as a whole.

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

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    Telephone System and computer repair

    United States Marine (Current Employee)
    Camp Pendleton, CA

    Prosbenefits and training are always readily available

    Conswork is always before family life or personal time

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

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