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US Marine Corps Reviews

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

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  1.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Administrator in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Administrator in Beaufort, SC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits and the opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Management gets crazier as you progress in rank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great time. Lots of travel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to travel to many different places. Had the opportunity to learn various skills. They are very big on education.

    Cons

    You can be moved on short notice. Down sizing voluntarily as well as involuntarily. Many areas have zero defect mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All levels must take care of their people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    USMC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Leading Marines is a great honor

    Cons

    There are none to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Provides a plethora of career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Marine Linguist
    Current Employee - US Marine Linguist

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Promotes leadership skills and training in endless skillsets

    Cons

    Not for everyone and will definitely test your inner fortitude

  6.  

    Stressful, Challenging, overall great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    financial security, stability, and great benefits. very good number of vacation days.

    Cons

    have to be extremely flexible in regards to working hours and movement of locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on better timely clear communications, and transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good tmes

    • 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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    None except perhaps stress. Being away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Very challenging experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Canvasing Recruiter in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Canvasing Recruiter in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Being part of something bigger than yourself.
    Helping other people.
    Benefits.
    Travel.
    World experience

    Cons

    Time away at work.
    No overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    Time off is great! Culture varies on who's in charge. I have experienced both good and bad. Personal and professional growth are unlimited. Get to see the world.

    Cons

    Being away from family during combat operations and coming back to a country and government that decreases your benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Prior Service Recruiter

    • 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

    Pros

    Serving Marines to serve our Country!

    Cons

    It's a tough job, long hours, rejection. I see it more as a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little guy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room to grow and make mistakes.

    Cons

    Promoting bad leaders, most of which had large ego's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to evaluate more efficiently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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