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"Its good but it has a few downsides."

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Current Contractor - Soldier in Orlando, FL
Current Contractor - Soldier in Orlando, FL
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at US Army as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Stable and guarenteed job, little to no chance of being laid off or fired, able to live on base instead of civilian housing.

Cons

Pay is not always too good, Slow about paying employees, Hazards abound

Advice to Management

Pay a bit faster and a bit better. Some soldiers are otherwise unemployed.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "Great for some, bad for others"

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    Current Employee - 36B Financial Mgt NCO in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - 36B Financial Mgt NCO in Fort Carson, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Housing entitlements based on location and family situation; food allowance, and other special pays normally non-taxable. Annual pay raises and opportunities to advance although slowing down due to downsizing. 30 days paid vacation plus at least 1 3 or 4 day weekend every month. 20 year immediate retirement if you make it that long. Free health care although level of service varies from base to base.

    Cons

    Lack of freedom, salary type job where hours may vary, deployments and other temporary duty time spend away from family. Possibility of toxic leadership with only chance to move every 2 to 3 years.


  2. "Great Organization to work for"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement and diversity

    Cons

    On the job training is not always effective

    Advice to Management

    Serve as mentors


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