US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
2,212 Reviews
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2,212 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 61 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 148 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 248 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Miramar, San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Miramar, San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Leadership experience, full healthcare, deployments yield much money

    Cons

    Constant deployments and PCS, inexperienced leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent personal and professional opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Platoon Commander in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Platoon Commander in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    The organization provides employees with a number of intangible skills along with outstanding pay and medical benefits. Leadership experience, professional development, travel opportunities, etc...

    Cons

    Employees will be stationed at the "needs of the Marine Corps" meaning based upon where they are needed by the organization rather than their geographical preference. Deployments can be trying on employees with families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain progressive flexibility while emphasizing our tradition, customs, and courtesies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Something to live for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Stick with is it will change your life

    Cons

    You spend a lot of time away from family

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Great health and dental coverage

    Cons

    long days and nights working

  6.  

    One of a kind.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    The travel opportunities are fantastic. You will also be full of pride knowing you are protecting all of your loved ones.

    Cons

    The downsizing is making advancement difficult and a lot of good Marines are being forced out.

  7.  

    OOrah Devils

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, pride and feeling of belonging

    Cons

    The simplest of things can become very complex with Marine Corps mentality.

  8.  

    Lifetime of change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    camaraderie - relationships that will extend your family base
    support - if you needs something ask, your brothers and sisters will get you what you need
    pay & benefits - if you get deployed to a combat zone you will make a lot of money
    education - the opportunities to train are bar none with any other organization
    traits and habits - if you make the best of your time in the Corps, i promise you will be rewarded 10 fold in your civilian transition.

    Cons

    deployments - long, extended periods without family contact
    dangerous - if you happen to be deployed to a combat zone, keep your head down and your powder dry.
    leadership - promotion isnt always based on making a good leader, but making points to be a good leader. there is a bit of the good ol boy network involved at times too. but this is no different than any other organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 0352 Anti Tank Missleman in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - 0352 Anti Tank Missleman in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Invaluable experience gained with respect to leadership.

    Cons

    Traveling. Dangerous. Loss of many freedoms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great challenges and numerous opportunities to advance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Radar Technician
    Current Employee - Radar Technician

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

    Pros

    Benefits, new duty station every 3-4 years, and the brotherhood.

    Cons

    Not everyone can work together, high operation tempo at some locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Marines and treat everyone fairly.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Drill Instructor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Loved Making Marines, comaradarie, esprit de corps, strong brotherhood

    Cons

    Long hours away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotating shifts for drill instructors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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