US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
2,204 Reviews
4.2
2,204 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
General James F. Amos
1,039 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 61 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 147 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 244 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accelerate your life!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    If you can execute orders efficiently in an expeditious and motivated manner 24/7 throughout your enlistment, then you can really fly through the ranks and have outstanding experiences to include unlimited leadership growth, travel, and job/training opportunities.

    Cons

    If you have an issue with orders, authority, or having your personal life publicized, then you may find the experience to be absolutely dreadful. You may find yourself playing the politics game every so often as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's easy to mindlessly bark orders to complete a task when you hold rank over someone, but the best leaders can do this while still maintaining a positive relationship and respectable reputation with their Marines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    22 Year Veteran of a highly professional Men & Women

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Battalion Motor Transportation Chief (District Manager) in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - Battalion Motor Transportation Chief (District Manager) in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

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

    Pros

    The skills of leadeing Marines gave me the tools that I needed to succeed in the civilian world. It is the best choice I have made in my LIFE!!!

    Cons

    It is not for the light hearted! You have to work hard long weeks and months away from home. You will be the first in the fight against any war that pops up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have been doing great since 1775 so leave it as it is!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Miramar, San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Miramar, San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Leadership experience, full healthcare, deployments yield much money

    Cons

    Constant deployments and PCS, inexperienced leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Excellent personal and professional opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Platoon Commander in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Platoon Commander in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    The organization provides employees with a number of intangible skills along with outstanding pay and medical benefits. Leadership experience, professional development, travel opportunities, etc...

    Cons

    Employees will be stationed at the "needs of the Marine Corps" meaning based upon where they are needed by the organization rather than their geographical preference. Deployments can be trying on employees with families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain progressive flexibility while emphasizing our tradition, customs, and courtesies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Information Management Skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Management Officer in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Information Management Officer in Jacksonville, NC

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

    Pros

    The Marine Corps has become a very professional organization in terms of their use of information management. These skills are usually manifested in the Information Management / Knowledge Management department.

    Cons

    More needs to be done to convince department heads to involve the IMKM department earlier in a new initiative. Very often, a department has already selected a specific technology and project goals before involving the Information Management / Knowledge Management section.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth is very important to cultivate within junior officers and Marines. Management should consider providing additional training opportunities in this very important area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Marine Corps provided me with the foundation for success.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Jacksonville, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The USMC instills strict discipline that you will carry with you throughout your life. The USMC is a selfless brotherhood of like-minded people. You develop friendships that you consider family, and you will always consider the people you served with your closest friends.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as work-life balance; the "Institution" does, and always will come first. And dependent upon your JOB (MOS), travel (deployments, training ops, etc.), wears you down physically very quickly (again this is dependent upon your job, but just being a Marine entails extremely physical training and conditioning day in and day out.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Something to live for

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stick with is it will change your life

    Cons

    You spend a lot of time away from family

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great health and dental coverage

    Cons

    long days and nights working

  10.  

    One of a kind.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    The travel opportunities are fantastic. You will also be full of pride knowing you are protecting all of your loved ones.

    Cons

    The downsizing is making advancement difficult and a lot of good Marines are being forced out.

  11.  

    OOrah Devils

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, pride and feeling of belonging

    Cons

    The simplest of things can become very complex with Marine Corps mentality.

Work at US Marine Corps? Share Your Experiences

US Marine Corps

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.