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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
2,479 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    In a few words

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA

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

    Pros

    Team mentality, meet different people with a common goal, travel, respect that's earned and a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sexual predators, disrespect for women, low pay and possible death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and stop being full of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This organization helped me develop a set of leadership skills that have helped me progress through the ranks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Administration Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Supply Administration Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities are there if you work hard.

    Cons

    If you can not balance work and famiy, this organization may not be for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unmatched opportunity to serve with the best!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Engagement in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Strategic Engagement in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early. Leadership development at its best.

    Cons

    The only con is that you have to leave great friends for each move…but then you make more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the bar high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Semper Fi

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Best organization to be part of.

    Cons

    Deployments, long working hours. Time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Honored to work for the finest military organization in the world.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Honest, Integrity, Loyalty and taking care of each other both in peacetime and in combat.

    Cons

    Frequent deployments and time spent away from the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the institution's core values and do your best with the work/family balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    This definitely a lifestyle not an occupation. Great benefits for your family, but can be very demanding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    This is a great lifestyle if you're young and want to see how much you can do. There is no shortage of opportunities to excel.

    Cons

    Your time is not your own for the length of your enlistment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My career in the Marine Corps has been an adventure--an often underpaid adventure, but a sometimes fun adventure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Maintenance Control Chief in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Marine Fighter Attack Squadron Maintenance Control Chief in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The pay isn't awful--the health and dental benefits can make it up for the low pay if you use them. Depending on the one's MOS, there are opportunities to travel. Promotions through Sergeant are really just a matter of sticking around and not getting into trouble. Promotions after Sergeant can get competitive.

    Cons

    Not a family friendly industry. Lots of deployments and training trips. Most Marines work anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a day with no extra compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider individual Marine's strengths when assigning duties. Treat all Marines fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Field Artillery Cannon Crewman

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid Vacations, Educational Schools

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great starting job after high school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great organization of people.

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  11.  

    Drawdown is straining unit cohesion.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Make the best friends of your life. You will get to experience alot that most people will never get the chance to.

    Cons

    For every good leader there is a bad leader. The drawdown is keeping a lot of "reg thumpers" around and not true leaders with real skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't weed out people based on mistakes made while a lower rank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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