US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated April 18, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Aviation Logistics

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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

    Learned a lot about aviation's supply chain, and what it means to serve country

    Cons

    sometimes based on performance of others the group can be subject to disciplinary action

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  5. Career Planner

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    Current Employee - Career Planner in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Career Planner in Quantico, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A once in a lifetime experience where hard work has the potential to pay off. Not just another branch of the service but a true brotherhood where friendships are lifelong.

    Cons

    A branch of the federal government, the Corps is subject to budget issues and politics that no one can overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that all Marines receive the counseling they deserve to ensure understanding of assigned tasks.

  6. unforgetable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    HBest years of my life.

    Cons

    None, best employer to work for

  7. A defining experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Twentynine Palms, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

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

    Pros

    Challenging, developing, and honorable. Definitely an experience of a lifetime.

    Cons

    Long hours and crappy living conditions

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Attention to detail,self discipline,critical thinking,respect for others

    Cons

    Coaching,to hard working,to good at multitasking,to good at listening

    Advice to Management

    Adaptability

  9. Combat Engineer

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    Current Employee - Combat Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Combat Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding leadership positions, diverse command opportunities, and a rewarding specialty that has a recognizable effect on the battlefield.

    Cons

    IED's and mines are a bit part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to sacrifice your health and safety for a career as a Combat Engineer!

  10. Supply FIscal Chief

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with and for

    Cons

    Long Hours and away from home

  11. Embassy Security Guard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Travel, Education, People, Experience, Patriotism

    Cons

    Small salary, on call 24/7

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