West Point
3.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.usma.edu West Point, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated May 15, 2014

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Michael D'Aquino

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    Teaching at West Point is great--a dream come true

    Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee)
    West Point, NY

    ProsAbility to contribute to cadet development and the country in a meaningful way.

    ConsBalance of pre commissioning and academic priorities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It provided me a life-long framework for dsicipline, ranigng from work to home life.

    Assistant Professor, Computer Science (Former Employee)
    West Point, NY

    ProsWhen I taught Computer Science at West Point, it was truly the most rewarding work experience of my life. When I woke up in the morning, I couldn't wait to get to work. Seeing the spark of understanding in my students' eyes was very rewarding.

    ConsThere exists some competition related to research, publication, and course development. But that is natural in an acedemic environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFoster innovative thinking and a wilingness to take risks that may pay-off

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    #1 For a reason

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWest Point attracts the most talented workforce and some of the most talented youth. Unmatched culture in which to live, work and grow.

    ConsEasy to be pulled in many directions at once, must have Talent and Work Ethic to even hang with the pack

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rich in tradition and world class academics-- graduates nearly a thousand citizen-soldiers annually to serve the nation

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)

    ProsFocus on academics as an integral part of student development. Research centers and corporate donations support student internships and enrichment activities. Professor to student ratio 1:18 at most; instructors have many contact hours with students outside of class time.

    ConsStudents have more demands on their time than at comparable institutions -- mandatory sports, activities, and schedules cause some difficulty in balancing academics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    West point cadet life

    Cadet (Former Employee)
    West Point, NY

    Prosfree schooling, get paid to go there, a lot of time to work out, not much to distract you

    Conssucks, boring as anything, no pretty girls, nothing to do, can't ever leave, so many dumb rules

    Advice to Senior Managementlay off a little

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    At West Point, learning is a 360 degree experience

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    West Point, NY

    ProsThe best part of teaching at West Point is having the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people who will go out and be the leaders of tomorrow. That opportunity is not limited to the walls of the classroom or the weeks of the semester, as instructors and professors routinely participate in academic and cultural activities all over the world throughout the entire year. The unique nature of West Point as both an officer training program and a college gives all the access associated with US military global engagement, with the addition of the kinds of educational and cultural interaction that might seem at odds with the military culture.

    ConsThe nature of Army military leadership development requires that key leadership positions at West Point change hands every two or three years. This sometimes results in leaders who have far less institutional knowledge than their subordinates. On the other hand, it also has the potential to bring fresh ways of thinking into the overall organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough this may seem a petty issue, the oldest day-to-day problem at West Point is parking. I would advise that management cut reserved parking back to only the very highest leadership positions, and only those who routinely need to use their cars during their daily activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Material Handler (Former Employee)
    West Point, NY

    ProsPrestigous but only if youre a student

    ConsDidnt like working at that place

    Advice to Senior ManagementTeam means everyone not just the top

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    United States Military Academy

    Cadet (Current Employee)
    West Point, NY

    ProsExcellent teachers, decent pay for college, no debt, all health care costs paid for, some sense of accomplishment, career opportunites unlimited

    Conscyncism, bad attitudes, very time-demanding schedule, always tired, taking classes that are requried for all, standards, standards, lots of useless stuff that wastes time

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake West Point a positive working environment, let cadets focus more on schoolwork and less on duties, inspections, and other standards

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a long 20 year career with the military and would do it all over again for the experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe good feeling of having been a contributor to the security of the country and the rest of the world is priceless.

    ConsLong number of days, weeks, and months away from family and friends. Not much choice when you are ordered to transfer locations or get another job position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe troops don't normally say a lot for feedback but we're always watching leadership's actions

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    excellent learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossecure future whatever your intentions. This institution weighs heavily witth employers.

    Conslock step compliance with regulations becomes tedious.

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove career path couseling

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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