US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 64 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 149 reviews)

  • You have to be prepared to work very long hours; it is truly a "service" to your country (in 256 reviews)

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  1. Great Career Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid Vacations, 30 days of vacation a year

    Cons

    Pay High risk unappreciated at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great place to learn the rigors of life

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    Current Contractor - Intelligence Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Contractor - Intelligence Specialist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the job is very rewarding. being a Marine is honorable.

    Cons

    The reserves are nice but you are stuck between both worlds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make sure we are taken care of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Outstanding Branch of service!

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Administrator in Beaufort, SC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Flexible, all the perks mention.

    Cons

    Business travels, flexible, elite organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the traditions going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 23 years of service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Service to country, great team members and you make a difference

    Cons

    long hours, rigorous training, time away from loved ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A great, results-oriented organization comprised of talented, dedicated, and selfless professionals.

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    The finest leadership development program you will find; new challenges and opportunities everyday.

    Cons

    If you do not like traveling, living in austere environments, and meeting exciting people--some friendly, some not--than this organization is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conventional thinking stunts innovation; watch out for the appearance of nepotism.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Being among the Elite.

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    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Travel, benefits, and the camaraderie.

    Cons

    work-life balance is what is expected in the military

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep motivating and leading.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Greatest experience ever. The Corps definitely takes care of their own both professionally and personally.

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    Current Employee - USMC Naval Aviator
    Current Employee - USMC Naval Aviator

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    The corps has many skills and trades for all personnel. The leadership training and mentoring it has allows all to learn and succeed no matter if they stay in 20 or 4 years.

    Cons

    Balancing the deployed life and family life is pretty tough. Still learn many life lessons and how to cope with all kinds of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that it is a band of brothers not just an institution. Keep up the good work with the engaged leadership and mentoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Love my job.

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    Current Employee - 03 - Marines - Captain in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - 03 - Marines - Captain in Quantico, VA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Dynamic and exciting work environment.

    Cons

    Often away from home for long periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your subordinates and keep them engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Everyone should serve

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    Current Employee - Counterintelligence Agent in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Counterintelligence Agent in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    It taught me skills that will help me for the rest of my life; skills like leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and adaptability. I can't thank the Marine Corps enough.

    Cons

    Its a commitment. Its tough. If you want to be strong, you have to work through some pain. But its worth it for those mentally tough enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marines eventually leave the nest. Get them ready to contribute to the world outside of the Marine Corps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Lifetime changer. Great brotherhood

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    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Some great people and once in life experiences. Builds great characteristics that transfer into many other careers.

    Cons

    Some bad senior leaders, pulls away from family and friends with complex training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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