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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
2,298 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 52 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 252 reviews)

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  1.  

    I will never regret this choice!

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    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Marine Corps is great place to work at if you want to gain confidence and leadership ability. I truly enjoyed my time in the Corps even all the bad moments like deployments were worth it because it forged me into the individual that I am today.

    Cons

    Rather than give cons all I will say is that the Marine Corps is not for everyone. It is difficult to maintain a family life but it is to be expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I had a great experience working with the few the proud the marines.

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    Former Employee - Personnel Clerk in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - Personnel Clerk in Twentynine Palms, CA

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor

    Pros

    You gain knowledge and leadership

    Cons

    Must have the patience and understanding of how things are being run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The few and the proud

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great chance to lead and with with some of the finest young men and women this country has to offer.

    Cons

    The system for retention is flawed and needs to be revised in order to keep good Marines within the Corps.

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    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

    Opportunities to build intangible life-skills, Health care, vacation plans, travel to different geographical areas, be a part of a life-long brotherhood! Diversity within the organization, as a whole.

    Cons

    At times, long work hours on a salary, lack of flexibility in certain situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the junior employees the opportunities to build their skills earlier in their careers and this could potentially create better leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Privileged to serve with the finest

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    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Twentynine Palms, CA

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

    Pros

    - Incredible people, unmatched leadership experience, challenging, fun, rewarding

    Cons

    - Average compensation
    - Twentynine Palms is a pretty miserable place to live
    - Less opportunities than in the civilian world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Short Marine Corps Review

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    Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer/AV-8B Harrier Pilot
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer/AV-8B Harrier Pilot

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction can be amazing. Surrounded by high caliber resilient individuals who want to be professional and get the job done - no matter what and whatever the job is.

    Cons

    The needs of the organization will trump all others. Mission accomplishment is the number one priority. There is no "two week notice" - service obligations are usually a minimum of four years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best managers have a vested interest in those they manage and lead. This may sound cliche but they ensure professional and personal well being of subordinates, which, in turn, boosts performance at work and overall production.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best experience of my life.

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    Former Employee - 6492 Calibration Tech in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - 6492 Calibration Tech in Beaufort, SC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a trade, leadership training, benefits, best brotherhood in the world.

    Cons

    Deploying, if you have a family. 4 year contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Marines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    US Marine Corps Experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Lead numerous personnel in high tempo environment. Great training and education opportunities.

    Cons

    Long away from home time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let good Marines choose their duty station.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ooh Rah

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    Current Employee - Gunnery Sergeant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Gunnery Sergeant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    It is the best job ever

    Cons

    There are no cons to this position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay out of the way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Opportunity for those Willing to Work

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    Former Employee - 1142-Generator Mechanic in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - 1142-Generator Mechanic in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Guaranteed paycheck, no surprises.
    -Promotion guidelines clearly laid out.
    -Opportunity to travel and see new places.
    -Paid leave days, paid holidays.

    Cons

    -Promotion rates vary greatly from MOS to another.
    -Limited say in general career path.
    -Same pay despite work hours and days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership seems to be weakening: lazy leadership, whiney junior Marines, etc. Tighten it up like it has been before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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