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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
2,344 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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  1.  

    they didn't promise me a rose garden

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    Current Employee - O4 - Marines - Major in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - O4 - Marines - Major in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    plenty of travel opportunities, including opportunities to live in other countries and immerse yourself in the culture. Time off policy is unbeatable. 30 days paid vacation each year, plus holidays. ample opportunity for increasing responsibility. what you do makes a difference in the lives of everyone around you.

    Cons

    potential long hours, not much consideration for employee preference in decision making, travel is not always optional, COMBAT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we've been doing it right for 239 years. keep it up. semper fi.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The Marine Corps is for those people who crave a challenge and want to walk with pride knowing they are the best.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    If you enjoy blowing things up, or exercising until you're blue in the face, then by all means, Join the Marines.

    Cons

    Long hours. Interesting culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great job if your willing to sacrifice your time.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Intelligence Officer in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    You get to experience things others will never get to see. Great training is available in many skills, you just need to be willing to put a lot of effort into it. If you're looking for leadership opportunities, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    You may end up in a combat zone. If you can't handle it, don't apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mentally tough and physically strong. You will be challenged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Supply/Fiscal Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Ability to work with a large scale inventory and high dollar quarterly and annual budget.

    Cons

    Work hours can be demanding and are expected

  6.  

    US Marine Corps

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    • 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

    Service to country
    Best people available to work with
    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Time away from home and families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Complex Organization

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    Former Employee - Primary Staff
    Former Employee - Primary Staff

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great mission, great people all in support of the warfighter.
    Outstanding learning and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult in some areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    2311

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    Current Employee - 2311 in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - 2311 in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great time in Hawaii love it

    Cons

    bad without my family wish they were here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    There are plenty of opportunities if you are willing to work haRd and seek them out

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities, room for growth

    Cons

    Leadership can be horrible at times

  10.  

    USMC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    The opportunities to grow within the Marine Corps are available to the men and women whom serve. The type of environment is determined generally by the occupational fields. Great educational programs, health care, and dental plans. Vacation plan is second to none, what company lets you accumulate 30 days paid vacation every year? Plus the travel, camaraderie, leadership, discipline and confidence building are lifelong skill sets.

    Cons

    A lot of times, Mission Accomplishment severely overshadows Troop Welfare. You have to wonder how certain higher ranking personnel got promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Throughout my career, I've been blessed to have great leaders for the majority of time. They were the leaders not afraid to seek input from their staff or junior Marines. I'd recommend the Marine Corps to someone seeking a change of pace, who was also mentally, morally, and physically qualified.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    AMAZING

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Avionics Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    PERSONAL GROWTH, COMPANY VALUES, BROTHERHOOD

    Cons

    lots of work, always on call

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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