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"Retiring semi satisfied"

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Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Tacoma, WA
Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Tacoma, WA
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Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

benefits, people mostly and challenges. It has been great most of the time, but unfortunately it's time to go. The moves can be great, but sometimes your wishes do not coincide with the Army. Overall it has been good 20 years.

Cons

Sometimes people, mostly deployments and LONG hours. % deployments in 20 ears is a bit much for a family. Being blown up and spending 8 months in hospital on-off is also hard. The moves can be very hard, especially if army do not agree with you.

Advice to Management

Listen to subject matter experts, stop being power happy and be a bit more compassionate.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "Fourteen years in the US Army was time well spent in a career I can be proud of."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Soldier in Fort Bliss, TX
    Former Employee - Soldier in Fort Bliss, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay, job security, advancement potential, diverse cultural experiences. Given enough time with the Army, living in different places across the country and possibly around the world.

    Cons

    It can be difficult staying connected to family and friends back home.

    Advice to Management

    Soldiers do not need to be coddled or baby-sat. Leaders need to be free to use stronger methods of motivating soldiers.


  2. "Be All That You Can Be!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Logistics Management Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (30-days Paid Vacation/Annual, 100% Medical & Dental, Low-Cost Life Insurance, Housing Allowance, Subsistence Allowance, Relocation Expenses & Reimbursement, Education Benefits); Promotion Potential; Travel; Cultural Diversity

    Cons

    Frequent moves for career soldiers; extended time away from home and family for training and deployments; no overtime pay; promotions based on potential instead of merit

    Advice to Management

    Identify the best people based on performance and promote them because they are the future leaders of the organization who will shape policy and doctrine.

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