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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
2,355 Reviews
4.1
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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.  

    Infantry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great people to work with no matter where you go.

    Cons

    Long work hours and little family time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop babying the ncos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The best fighting force in the World.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine in Havelock, NC
    Current Employee - Marine in Havelock, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    You will receive the best training for military and civilian life. The Marine Corps prepares you for the real world.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will be away from your family for extended amounts of time. It is hard, but with your military family, you will make it through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Deploying sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine SSgt in Adrian, MI
    Current Employee - Marine SSgt in Adrian, MI

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Cool people, fun work environment

    Cons

    Deploying, miss out at home a activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think you're better than any one else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved it would not change it for anything.

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    Former Employee - Traffic Management Specialist in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Traffic Management Specialist in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great leadership everyone takes care of each other.

    Cons

    time away from family other than that I don't have any complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    flexible hours, great benefits and opportunity for growth

    Cons

    job can sometimes become demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    great pay and awesome experience

    Cons

    relocation every 2-3 years hard to settle down with a family who isn't used to this lifestyle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great opportunity to learn the craft of leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Artillery in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Artillery in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, problem solving, leadership, travel, room to grow as a person and and a leader. The Marine Corps is a great place for a young person that is looking to start their own life.

    Cons

    Combat deployments but hey you know going in that this is possible. Otherbthat that life is great in the Marine Corps. Go find a recruiter today n

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Semper Fidelis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Travel all over world and meet interesting people

    Cons

    none, none none none none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Typical Military Experiances

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Okinawa (Japan)
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Okinawa (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Steady Paycheck, Can't get fired.

    Cons

    Long hours, little free time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Whether you are in for four years or 30, it is a great life experience with unlimited resources.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Mechanic in Cherry Point, NC
    Current Employee - Aviation Mechanic in Cherry Point, NC

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

    Pros

    People you meet. Benefits. Weekends/Time off (Job Dependent). Growing experience. Security of know your pay all the time.

    Cons

    Time off (job dependent). Tedious rules at times. Time away from family. The barracks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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