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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
2,043 Reviews

4.2
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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956 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 52 reviews)

  • You get to travel, see the world and get aquainted with other people of the world (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to spend time away from family in both deployed and non-deployed enviroments (in 127 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 220 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need better leaders

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay, good benefits, chance to travel the world, great networking

    Cons

    Certain people obtain rank that they don't deserve and power trip while being the laziest person on earth and not leading by example.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people who deserve the rank

  2.  

    It made me grow up quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infantry Sergeant  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Infantry Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA

    Pros

    -opportunties outside of the military
    -allowed me to go to college

    Cons

    -some people are on serious power trips
    -deployments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    An outstanding military organization that gets the MISSION done with no questions asked.

    Current Employee - Operatins and Training  in  Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Operatins and Training in Oceanside, CA

    Pros

    A very good "Band of Brother" organization.

    Cons

    Promotions, personal education, veteran benefits you rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make yourself very competitive...

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  5.  

    An organization that teaches Invaluable life lessons and skill building for a lifetime.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager  in  Cherry Point, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Cherry Point, NC

    Pros

    May teach an individual valuable experiences in: maturity, leadership, confidence, aggressiveness, and discipline, and many other valuable traits companies desire from potential applicants. Additionally, the Marine Corps is an organization that teaches the value of structure and the importance of teamwork. The most challenging and longest bootcamp of all armed forces.

    Cons

    It is the military after all, you have left and right "lanes" that you must stay in, like any organization, and the budget overall for the Marine Corps isn't the largest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to allow the subordinates grow into leaders, everyone makes mistakes and it's when we make mistakes that allow us to build on initiative, because individuals won't allow the fear of making mistakes prevent them from stepping out of their comfort zones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Active and Reserve Combat Arms Officer

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    Current Employee - Reserve Officer
    Current Employee - Reserve Officer

    Pros

    -You will never be part of a better team in your life.
    -People care about what they do. Most are highly proficient, and you will do important work.
    -The culture and shared values are strong. If you respond well to the way Marines do business it will stay with you for a long time.

    Cons

    -You do not have a lot of control in your assignments. Career progression is a complicated process, and at a few points in your career you will need to "grow where you're planted" before getting assignments you really want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No other organization compares to the Marine Corps

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The benefits package, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times, deployments can take you away from family months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Most fulfilling five years of my life. I'll never find greater men out there than my fellow Marines.

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    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal  in  Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC

    Pros

    The training. Travel. Professional development. Hands-on leadership training. Small unit leadership. Espri de corps. The Marine Corps Birthday. Afghanistan. Weapons. GI Bill. The infantry.

    Cons

    Field day. Inspections. Formations. Liberty briefs. Getting shot at. Marine Corps Institutes. Weapons maintenance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience but not without downfalls

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My 4 years in the service was a great experience. There is a great deal of opportunities to transition between ranks and be exposed to different leadership roles along the way. You can't be afraid to apply yourself to your job but also remember to balance that with your relationships with your peers.

    Cons

    I loved my time in the Corps, but it definitely depends on what job you choose. I have friends who have had not so great experiences because it wasn't what they signed up for. To circumvent this, try to find active Marines to talk to. Good luck!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

  10.  

    A diverse career depending upon your job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel the world, meet other cultures, outstanding training and experience.

    Cons

    Tradition and pig headedness is sometimes an obstacle as well as politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although many Marines know how to think outside the box, many do not. Learn how to act outside of guidance provided by manuals. This mainly applies to garrison.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The United States Marine Corps was an amazing experience that taught me life long lessons.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Marine Corps was an adventure that allowed me to gain different skills such as; leadership, combat training, adaptability, mulch-tasking, organizational and communication skill. It also allowed for travel and a variety of additional duties.

    Cons

    Some challenges are personnel have to be able to adapt to high paced and high stress situations.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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