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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
2,564 Reviews
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The opportunity of a lifetime.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electro-Optics 2171 in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Electro-Optics 2171 in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel, Excitement, Brotherhood, Commitment, Honor, Strength, Way of Life, Knowledge, Companionship, Trust, Wisdom, Enthusiasm, Conflict, Resolution, Fear of the Unknown, Challenge, Support, Friendship, Discipline, Security, Passion. Many more.

    Cons

    Separation from family can be taxing and difficult especially for new relationships where expectations are let down due to the nature of military service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add attention to the emotional intelligence of members by making that an included training benchmark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Best organization in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Superb leadership
    -Character building experience
    -Positions of trust at the lowest levels; if you want to be responsible for yourself and everyone/everything around you then the Marine Corps is the place for you.

    Cons

    -Time away from family/friends
    -It's no rose garden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    OORAH!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Cherry Point, NC
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Cherry Point, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Job security, decent pay, good benefits. Always get paid regardless of hours/days worked. You're taken care of. You work with your "brothers" not partners or colleagues.

    Cons

    You may not always like or understand what you are commanded to do, but there's always a good reason behind it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Marines are Marines because we don't question management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    brother hood and I love it

    Cons

    long days and bad work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the corp strong now and forever

  6.  

    You can be as successful as you want to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    You can be as successful as you want to be. You are given the opportunities to work and show you mettle and resolve under incredibly difficult and mundane environments.

    Cons

    Can sometimes foster a leadership style that relies on outranking someone rather than inspiring and motivating someone to do their best work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My entire time serving in the United States Marine Corps was outstanding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It helped m build a strong skill sets like, Enthusiasm, Dedication and Leadership

    Cons

    The only con, if you will is the Marines has become to soft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the Marine Corps back to it's roots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best job on the planet.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flight Equipment Tech in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Flight Equipment Tech in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will be forced to reach your potential, whether you like it or not.

    Cons

    Long work hours, frequent relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your Marines and find a way to get the most out of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A challenge of a lifetime!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Corps will bring out the best in you, if you let it. Lots of opportunity to travel, great benefits, plus a job skill that will put you in demand!

    Cons

    Very demanding and time consuming.

  10.  

    Great company with a great history and room to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a high ceiling to grow and move up the ladder if you work hard.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to deal with hard long hours or working in unfavorable conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the feedback from the junior Marines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to find motivation, and figure out what what you want to do with your new found grit to get things done, whether in a 20+ year career, or to transition back into the the civilian workforce. The Post 911 GI Bill is a great resource for those who want it.

    Cons

    Things that sound fun, like going to the rifle range for instance, are not fun. Sometimes being at work at 3 in the morning and leaving at 10 at night can be too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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