US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
2,072 Reviews

4.2
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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 52 reviews)

  • You get to travel, see the world and get aquainted with other people of the world (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to spend time away from family in both deployed and non-deployed enviroments (in 127 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 220 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The best experience of my life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and you can travel

    Cons

    Long hours and pay isn't that great in the beginning unless your married

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I learned how to not only lead, but how to work until everything is completed and give my all to everything that's given

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic  in  Fort Dix, NJ
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Fort Dix, NJ

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

    Pros

    I made some great and special brothers and sisters and I wouldn't take that back for anything. Also got to travel a lot and see the world while serving my Country!

    Cons

    Its tough to always be on the move and live out of a sea bag . Not everyone knows how to lead and handle power. It can lead to bad things and units can split because of that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to help the Veterans faster and not leave anyone behind for ANYTHING! Need more opinions for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best thing I ever did.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 6124  in  Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - 6124 in Oceanside, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good team environment that allowed me to pick up a lot of different skills.

    Cons

    The time spent away from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A lot of politics and senseless tasks but it was a great 5 years I wouldn't trade.

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    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal  in  Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Jacksonville, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Advancement, pay, excitement, cammodrie, and booze.

    Cons

    Long hours, terrible starting wages and working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit allowing my corps to because nothing more than a political machine. We can't stop hearts from beating with a bleeding heart.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A fantastic organization to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Judge Advocate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Judge Advocate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent job satisfaction and outstanding camaraderie with the people you work with. Every is extremely dedicated to the mission and are eager to "get to yes" to make things happen.

    Cons

    You do not control all aspects of your life and have to adhere to a greater level of discipline than the rest of the world. However, if you are attracted to the Marines in the first place, that is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Supply Officer

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    Former Employee - Supply Officer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Supply Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and management experience. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Time away from family. Very bureaucratic and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to seek ways to innovate via technology.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sergeant USMC Data Marine

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    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    These may sound generic, but with the USMC you get training, Experience, Opportunity, compensation, medical, dental as some great perks. Above all the greatest thing about the USMC is mentorship and small unit leadership, the ability for someone to assist you in your professional and personal development, and for you to do the same to the many Marines that will be in your charge.

    Cons

    Leadership can at times be very unpredictable, causing excess hours, redoing plans or events, or complete mission failure. Some people say the first two are just part of the job, but they don't have to be. Good planning and consulting the experts even if they happen to be lower rank than you can go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons and improve on what I said. Acknowledge your weakness as a leader and seek growth. Improving leadership will effect almost all problems we face.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The Best Experience of my life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Company Commander  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Company Commander in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Many skills and life altering experiences

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help transitioning troops find civilian jobs. There are no need for tankers in the real world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    U.S. MARINE

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    Former Employee - Company 1stSgt  in  Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Company 1stSgt in Twentynine Palms, CA

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

    Pros

    30 days paid vacation, travel the world and serve your country. Guaranteed pay check twice a month

    Cons

    long hours, field evolutions, long standing times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from when you get into those positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Flexible hours, holiday time off, and health benefits.

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    Former Employee - Office Automation Assistant  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Office Automation Assistant in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing I like about working for the Marine Corps is that I feel like I am still a Marine. I get to be close to the comradre, and also get to work with hard working civilians.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this section. However I have to write a sentence in order to get this review approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has always been excellent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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