US Marine Corps
4.2 of 5 1,626 reviews
www.marines.mil Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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4.2 1,626 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(741 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
1,626 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Full medical and dental along with housing paid for"
    in 38 reviews
  • "I met my best friends in the Corps and I got to see the world"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "depends on the job some are good some require more time away from family"
    in 91 reviews
  • "Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired"
    in 164 reviews
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The Most Rewarding Time of My Life

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Oceanside, CA

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

ProsLeadership, Training, and Adventure!!! You can build a rewarding portfolio unique to any other.

ConsI did not enjoy being away from my family for lengthy periods of time, but the good definitely out ways the bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Superb leadership opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

ProsStrong ethical work environment. Enjoy the challenges of problem solving. Initiative highly valued. Team play a must. Excellent promotion / advancement opportunities based on performance, while giving everyone the opportunity to develop without a zero-defect mentality. Employment stability.

ConsWrestling with bureaucracy. Have to move every 3-4 years.

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USMC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

ProsThe few, the proud.

ConsWork-life balance is not always the best.

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Awesome Teamwork

Quality Managemnt/Six Sigma Black Belt (Former Employee)
Valencia, CA

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

ProsSkills to last a life time

ConsSeparation from Family, living in the desert, flying on CH-46

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat to serve and contribute to our freedom

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

US Marine Corps Maintenance Technician (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, NC

I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits and structure ability to travel the world

ConsFamily time lost and constant change of location

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An outstanding way to start your life!

Flight Status (Former Employee)
Cherry Point, NC

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

ProsGreat training and opportunities! How far you go is up to you. You'll meet people who will be your friends for the rest of your life. Even if you only stay active for four years, you'll never find a better to find yourself!!!

ConsVery busy and time consuming duties. Depending on your job some days are extremely long, but you typically get comp time in return.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You earn the title Marine

E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC

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

Prosself discipline at as a very young adult, will learn to read people effectively, organized, top physical shape, respect, honor, courage, commitment and you will succeed in anything you do by adapting and over coming.

ConsThis is the Marine Corps nobody said it was Club Med.

Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for everything you did for me. After 15 years out of the corps I still cherish everyday I served. 96-00.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive, challenging experience that ended up rewarding me.

Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA

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

ProsGreat opportunities for leadership responsibilities, many challenges for those who wish to meet them. It opened many doors for me.

ConsDemanding in time, mental toughness, and physical demands. This is not a career for the week, and the old adage "You get what you put into it" rings true.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut the warrior first, not policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging roles in an austere environment

Information Assurance Chief (Current Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTravel to different countries, participate in multi-service exercises, opportunities for professional development in the information technology field, and working in a "let's work together" environment

ConsSince travel time is plenty, time away from family occurs often. Must be able to handle and adapt an ever changing work environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Marine Corps Career

Cyber Network Chief (Former Employee)
Twentynine Palms, CA

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

Pros- Health Care. Unbeatable, though at times frustrating (which healthcare isn't?)
- Promotion opportunity.
- Challenge

Cons- Frequent relocations.
- Some "dead-end" specialties

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your Marines and utilize them specifically as they were trained. As time and optemp permits, cross-train them in other areas.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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