US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 64 reviews)

  • Some great opportunities to see the world (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Being away from family on some holidays (in 149 reviews)

  • Long hours or hurrying up to wait (in 256 reviews)

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  1. Marine

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A place your earn your paycheck

    Cons

    Hard work long days

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the jr more


  2. The Few The Proud

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They set you up for success, but you still need to put in the effort.

    Cons

    It is not easy and will push you past your limits


  3. Air Control Electronic Operator

    Former Employee - Air Control Electronics Operator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Air Control Electronics Operator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acquired Skills for Microsoft Office

    Cons

    Unknown work hours every day


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  5. Marine officer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Incredible leadership challenge, Physically and mentally demanding

    Cons

    Work Life balance is difficult due to deployments and training obligations

    Advice to Management

    Fix retention and promotion system to ensure we retain the best possible talent.


  6. Administrative Chief

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    Former Employee - Administrative Chief in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Chief in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Marine Corps gave me a sense of purpose and a sense of pride. The Marine Corps gave me the skillset need to branch out on my own and take the knowledge and leadership skills and incorporate them into my future endeavors.

    Cons

    The Marine Corps is a young mans game unless your an officer. No matter who you are or what your lifestyle is nobody can out run father time. Soon or later your body needs a change. So though I loved being a Marine, it was time to expand my knowledge and instill some of the traits embedded in me to my future colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    I take pride in everything I do, I will never complete something just to get it done. Anything that has my name on it, you can assure it was done to the best of my abilities. I also enjoy working in a team atmosphere where individual ideas are encouraged.


  7. Know what you're getting into

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you know what you're getting into, and you are constantly willing to push to do better and challenge yourself, you can get a lot out of the Marine Corps.

    Cons

    If you don't know what you want in life, aren't willing to go above and beyond the minimum, or have issues with authority, military life won't get you very far.


  8. Marine Officer

    Current Employee - Marine Officer
    Current Employee - Marine Officer

    I have been working at US Marine Corps (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best leadership training out there.

    Cons

    Get stuck in 29 Palms.


  9. Great job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Motivated people. Good pay with a lot of leadership opportunity.

    Cons

    Advancement is based on time served rather than performance for the most part

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote those most qualified.


  10. E-5 Sargent (supervisor)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bulk Fuel Specialist Supervisor in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Bulk Fuel Specialist Supervisor in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved working with a strong group of guys and gals. Hard work and sacrifice made you really appreciate the little things in life.

    Cons

    Dealing with coworkers who are just looking to throw the book at you before taking the time to get the other side of the story. Basically marines not looking out for one another.


  11. 1stLt USMC

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job opportunities and recognition. The job keeps you alert and constantly learning new things. Opportunity to excel in situations early in your career that you wouldn't have chance to do until you were tenured in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Deployments may be up to year, families endure stress. Politics in the upper management level can be bothersome. Unnecessary stress triggers are common.

    Advice to Management

    Wonderful opportunities to lead a great numbers of Marines in unique situations. Great equipment management and general management experiences.



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