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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
2,463 Reviews
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2,463 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.  

    We are the unwanted that do the unthinkable to protect the freedom we have and love dearly in the United States.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief/Squad Leader (Sergeant) in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief/Squad Leader (Sergeant) in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Instills the values of Honor, Courage and Commitment along with integrity and a strong work ethic that remains with you for life.

    Cons

    Very demanding both physically and mentally so it is not the career path for the weak at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times there is a feeling that the higher-ups have a "Do as I say and not as I do" attitude that is often overlooked. This is something that I personally believe would boost morale if this issue was addressed and eliminated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The best thing I ever did!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn discipline, self motivation, healthy lifestyle, and pride, above all pride!

    Cons

    Little Pay, but great benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wireman

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wireman in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Wireman in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, there will aways be a need for us.
    Good Pay, we get steady increases as we progress and get tax free housing allowances
    Worthwhile work

    Cons

    Deployments and time away from family gets old real quick.
    Uncertainty of where you'll end up next
    Long hours without an increase in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Marines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great organization of people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    You can excel as far as you want to push yourself. A vast array of job fields are available, and promotion is quick if you are an overachiever.

    Cons

    You can't stay forever, so get all you can out of every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Cyber Network Specialist

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    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time

    Pros

    There are tremendous amounts of schools and certification course available in the Information Technology(IT) related field, fast promotion rates, and when you actually do your job, there is a great deal of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Your duty station within the Marine Corps will dictate how much of your job you will actually do. You can learn a lot about Information Technology(IT) overall, but unless you get put in a unit working along side civilians or you deploy to a combat zone, you will get stuck doing bottom level helpdesk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more power to the Data Marines, you pay for their training and advancement but restrict them to entry level IT jobs. Jobs that can be learned just by spending time at that duty station, instead of doing things they have learned in courses/classes and are just as capable of doing as the civilian contractors you higher to do them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience in the Marine Corps was great because it exposed me to this that the average person could never learn.

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    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Made me a very strong leader.

    Cons

    Too many Cheifs but a small number of Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to pay attention to the comments from the JR Marines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Most rewarding job you will ever have

    Cons

    Never ending deployments, field ops, etc..
    Problems with junior Marines

  9.  

    Worlds finest

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in Jacksonville, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Working in a feild I love with amazing people.

    Cons

    The Obama Administration! I think the moral decline of the the country hurts the USMC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    This was the best time of my life.

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    Former Employee - Combat Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Combat Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    this was the most exciting time of my life.

    Cons

    Field day was always a long night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    K.I.S.S.
    Remember where you came from.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Retired Gunnery Sargent, 20 years

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    Former Employee - Gunnery Sergeant E7 in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Gunnery Sergeant E7 in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good, dependable work. Very professional.

    Cons

    I can think of nothing about this job that is a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work. Loved the teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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