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"Good life experience that is impossible to replicate anywhere else"

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Former Employee - Medic in Fort Lewis, VA
Former Employee - Medic in Fort Lewis, VA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at US Army full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great opportunity to make money for college. You will also make some of the best friends you will ever have. While pay is not great, the benefits are awesome.

Cons

Job security is not what it once was. With the wars coming to a close, the Army is facing some fairly stiff budget cuts, and subsequent downsizing. The Army is also examining changes to the retirement system. If you take a job in combat arms, don't expect to see your family as much, you will be in the field training a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "informative"

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    learned skills to be used the rest of my life, made friends for life

    Cons

    away from family for long time periods

    Advice to Management

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  2. "I was a Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - Infantry Team Leader in Fort Carson, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Camaraderie, good people, bad-ass job. I enjoyed being deployed and fighting. i really liked working with people you could trust with your life. It was also very satisfying to think that my job in some ways made the world a better and safer place to live.

    Cons

    The Army is full of people who blindly obey regulations without any thought given to efficiency or common sense. Its very possible that you end up working for a moron, only because he's been around longer than you. The bureaucracy is suffocating, and ultimately spending every other year outside the U.S.for the foreseeable future wasn't a great incentive to stay.

    Advice to Management

    The Army should concentrate on one thing, war-fighting. Everything else should take a backseat.

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