US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. USMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work because of the people that you spend every day with. Wouldn't have wanted my time in any other way.

    Cons

    Its not easy to fire somebody. A few people are really bad at life and shouldn't be in. When these people are apart of another unit, get passed around for TAD, and then they get promoted.


  2. USMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy if you do your job. great benefits. great time off and ability to leave early

    Cons

    micromanagement. superiors or subordinates can be stupid. youre always inhibited by someone else


  3. You get what you put in

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    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician and Embassy Guard in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician and Embassy Guard in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Marine Corps is an excellent institution to begin your work life. Whether you're staying in or getting out, the Marine Corps is a solid foundation. The opportunity to advance is up to the individual Marine. There are many routes you can take to get the best experience out of the Marine Corps.

    Cons

    I wouldn't recommend this job/career for someone with a family. You're constantly moving and will cause problems within the family.

    Advice to Management

    Stop restricting your NCO's from doing their job and stop under minding them. NCO's are there to run the platoons and will run them if you don't tie their hands behind their backs.


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  5. Artillery Cannoneer

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    Former Employee - Artillery Cannoneer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Artillery Cannoneer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work with some great personnel and had amazing opportunities to go to a bunch of countries and see the world.

    Cons

    Didn't get to see much of my family while I was in since I deployed 3 times in 4 years of being active duty.


  6. U.S. Marine Corps

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to serve one's country and have a career.

    Cons

    Do not want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Killer

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing and life changing job. Wing or ground side you'll learn many skills that can only be taught to a Marine.

    Cons

    Long nights, micro management. Get used to the desert and crap food.don't ever expect to know why you are doing something just get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to our roots, stop being so politically correct. The corps can be a beautiful thing until you let the world change how we are.


  8. Best fighting organization in the worls

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    Current Employee - GySgt in Cherry Point, NC
    Current Employee - GySgt in Cherry Point, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will become the best you, that you can possibly be

    Cons

    You will learn failure is an option, you can choose to accept failure or or choose to remove failure


  9. Marine

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    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


  10. 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


  11. 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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