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"The best decision I ever made"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, GA
Former Employee - Manager in Columbus, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great team building skills and the opportunity to travel, get a tuition free education, and develop organizational and leadership skills.

Cons

Deploy to hostile environments. When a soldier leaves the Army, society does not look out for veterans like they should. Therefore, it can be difficult to find employment and transition back into society.

Advice to Management

For the mission that you have I would not change anything. However, ACAP should focus soley on helping the soldier understand interviewing and resume help. The civilian sector does not try and put veterans on the right track.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "I was given a lot of freedom to develope as a leader."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Leadership development, research and organizational skills improved greatly.

    Cons

    Poor retention control of junior leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Create greater incentive to retain the best nco's and officers.


  2. "Hard work, benefits aren't what they're cracked up to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Fort Riley, KS
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Fort Riley, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Guarenteed paycheck every 2 weeks as it's salaried
    -Good life experiences
    -Free dental, medical, discounts everywhere, tax-free for everything on base
    -If single, room and food is provided

    Cons

    -Paycheck isn't decent until 5+ years in
    -Hours are long, work is hard, and deployments seperate you for months on end
    -Dental care on post is horrible, getting seen for an injury or condition is next to impossible
    -Food is horrible, while (somewhat) free, I'ld rather eat cardboard
    -Deployments
    -Often horrible leadership
    -Certain MOS's are next to impossible to get promoted in
    -Army is changing rapidly into something nobody in the military wants

    Advice to Management

    -Fix the leadership already, instead of constantly talking about it, actually do it
    -Stop making the military a less effective fighting force

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