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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
2,052 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.  

    Great times brought on by terrible situations

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    Current Employee - Marine Corps Infantry  in  Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Infantry in Camp Pendleton, CA

    Pros

    promotions are competitive but as long as you work hard you get promoted relatively quick. its a one of a kind organization, you will never find a job live this in the civilian world.

    Cons

    long hours depending on your job. you spend spend a lot of time away from your family. depending on the needs of the organization you can be placed anywhere in the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The Marine Corps was the best thing I could have done at an early age, so I am very happy with serving my time.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    You get Weekends and every holiday off being in the service. They give you adequate time to spend with your families.

    Cons

    Promotions are all on the person, if the person is a good Marine, then he will get promoted, if not then it will show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are interested in an organized structure to the maximum then you would love being in the military. if you are interested, don't be afraid to just go out for it. it's your career, so the standards are set by yourself. You are the only one that can predict the future for you. Motivation is key, do NOT lose your motivation if going through the service, times will be hard at times, You have to be willing to never give up. If you can show your will and your heart and you wont be a quitter, then this occupation is just for you. I loved it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Executive Officer  in  M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - Executive Officer in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    Pros

    Benefits and brotherhood are perhaps the best aspects of this organization.

    Cons

    The Marine Corps is a lifestyle and you must adapt or it isn't for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Troop welfare sometimes must come before mission accomplishment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Oorah

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    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Augusta, GA

    Pros

    It is a great organization made for the strong minded and it allows the best to shine and is such a great institution to learn and grow inside.

    Cons

    Some of the people that try to corrupt others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing the individual Marine and disciple.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - 6531  in  Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - 6531 in Yuma, AZ

    Pros

    Travel, Security, Experience, Single life is awesome with great benefits, Married life is secure because of coverage

    Cons

    Long Hrs, Duty Stations, We do more with less, low budget org

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Life Changing

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    Current Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist  in  Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Aviation Supply Specialist in Beaufort, SC

    Pros

    Great pay, Meet Cool people, travel to different countries

    Cons

    Chain of command, rarely get recognize for your work, might not get to deploy, the promotion system, having to deal with lazy marines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to junior marines as to how to improve the cammarederie of the work place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Life changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel, New Experiences, great benefits

    Cons

    In certain instances you will feel as if you are not growing at a personal level

  9.  

    Good benefits

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    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant  in  Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in Oceanside, CA

    Pros

    Guaranteed paycheck and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No real control over your life. Draw down is is in full effect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love the idea of the institution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent benefits and programs for just about anything someone would like to pursue. i.e. business, medical, education, technical, etc.

    Cons

    leadership at the lowest levels should be allowed more flexibility with decision making. Young NCOs need to be able to try and fail without fear of reprimand or inability to continue service (re-enlistment). And stop making new rules, keep and enforce the ones that are already in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strongly consider how ANY proposed policies will affect those that make up the NCO corps AND the M.C. as a whole.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Love the idea of the institution

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    Former Employee - Training Manager  in  Havelock, NC
    Former Employee - Training Manager in Havelock, NC

    Pros

    Great approach of "work hard/play hard", camaraderie was superb and knowing that you contributed to a greater purpose gave a strong sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    on call 24/7. I sometimes found it very difficult to keep the work - life balance. However, this did force me to become very good at planning and making the best use of time allotted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give lowest level of leadership EVERY opportunity and re-enforce trials and failures with mentorship and education.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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