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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
2,344 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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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Professional development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Professional atmosphere. Best team you'll ever be a part of. Incredible benefits including 30 days of leave earned per year, 100% health care coverage, and travelling being a part of the job. You'll make life long friends. One of the most rewarding aspects that I took for granted was being a part of something greater than yourself and believing in the "company mission." That's not easily found in the private sector.
    Great alternative to going straight into college if you're not sure if you want to or not sure what you want to study. GI bill will pay for college during or after you leave the USMC (it paid for my education in full, cheers to no school loans).

    Cons

    Can be hard on families due to relocations and deployments. The USMC is aware of that though and there are many programs dedicated to supporting Marine Corps families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A great job if your willing to sacrifice your time.

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    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.  

    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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    US Marine Corps

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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    AMAZING

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    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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