US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Sergeant of the armory

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA

    I worked at US Marine Corps (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the job a lot more then I thought I would.

    Cons

    Some days we would work almost 24 hours with little or no sleep. it was hard work but it was fun.

  2. Maintenance Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent leadership training and opportunity for advancement. Anyone, regardless of your education or background can make it to the top. It just takes a little initiative

    Cons

    It demands a lot of your time and if you do not balance properly it can be tough to manage home and family.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on current trajectory but be careful not to fall into a zero defect mentality. Allow subordinates enough room to make mistakes

  3. Combat Camera Videographer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dumfries, VA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Marine Corps as an establishment is an amazing organization. Hard work, integrity, and dedication get you everywhere within the Corps.

    Cons

    Though the establishment itself is a well-oiled machine, the few "rotten eggs" within it have the capability of making your career exponentially less enjoyable and fulfilling as is could be.

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  5. Marine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything, Training, Travel, Uniforms, Weapons

    Cons

    Everything, Training, Travel, Chain of command, NJP

  6. Scheduling

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    Current Employee - Scheduling NCO in Parris Island, SC
    Current Employee - Scheduling NCO in Parris Island, SC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You gain a lot of Experience dealing with outside agencies. the enjoyment that your work has a purpose.

    Cons

    Long Hours, but they are enjoyable. I do not believe there is any cons to this job. Every job has little stressors but you get used to them.

  7. Radio Chief and Platoon Sergeant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are second to none. 30 days paid vacation, full medical and dental, discounts at many stores, and respect from your community

    Cons

    Promotions are very skewed. Everyone can eventually get promoted if they do not get into trouble for long enough. Likely hood of leaving family and friends for months at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Stream line the promotion polices to allow only highly qualified individuals for advancement.

  8. Best company ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great working atmosphere.

    Cons

    poor pay, limited time off.

    Advice to Management

    take every opportunity you can while on active duty.

  9. 29 years of Aviation Supply Logistics experience

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    Current Employee - Aviation Supply Chief in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Supply Chief in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to serve country and protect U.S. Way of life

    Cons

    There aren't any bad things to share

  10. Mission oriented and unit cohesion prioritizing command.

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    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Jacksonville, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A well organized military institution that pride themselves off pride and tradition.

    Cons

    Timed contractual obligation with the government. Managing temperamental young adult attitudes while they adjust to military lifestyle.

  11. For Honor, For Country

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job sucks but becoming a Marine is the best decision I've ever made. You might as well go 03. If you want a civilian sector "skill set", join another branch.

    Cons

    The work/life really, really sucks. Extremely low pay. Now that it's a peacetime military, I don't see the point. There really isn't a point to being a garrison Marine.

    Advice to Management

    Care less about tattoos. Tattoos don't make a Marine. You're also losing a lot of good Marines. Worry about the ones you need to keep instead of the ones you're trying to recruit.

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