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"Great place to start"

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Current Employee - Communications in Fort Hood, TX
Current Employee - Communications in Fort Hood, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Enlisted Army is able to provide completely untrained, uneducated persons with a steady paycheck and possibly decent training, depending on the MOS that is picked. The new GI Bill also ensures that all persons with an honorable discharge and 3+ years of service will get their entire undergraduate education paid for. Without the help of the Army, a bunch of kids wouldn't have nearly as good as a career as they would had they stayed home and never joined.

Cons

They do not utilize their personnel to their strengths. They are the embodiment of bureaucracy. If they have staff that exhibit technical potential, there's no guarantee that that person won't end up doing menial tasks because of his/her rank. The GI Bill is awesome, but there are more rewarding branches to join if you are technically inclined. And other branches have better duty stations.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "The Honor and Privelage to serve my Country like so many before me and so many after me."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automated Logistics Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Automated Logistics Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Meet alot of great people, trained to be ready at all times something I carry with me today. The selection of jobs and the training of those jobs are unmatched.

    Cons

    The old regulations don't match with what a soldier will go through today, so those need to be changed. Better treatment to the enlisted as far as family, monetary and overall care are concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raise to all that serve. Better treatment to all and change the older regulations completely.


  2. "junior officer, wonderful and challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Fort Lewis, WA
    Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Fort Lewis, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership opportunity, pay, benefits, working with Soldiers, new challenges, interesting people from all walks of life, physically challenging, clearly stated values, honorable and morally good (most leadership)

    Cons

    No control over job, boss, location, difficult on family, long hours, morale very different across many units, officers becoming increasingly career oriented instead of mission focused, many ways to screw up, few ways to get recognized for achievement, endless meetings in place of direct feedback and on ground assessment, certain units can be very competitive and cut throat (aviation especially).

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice from THE ATLANTIC "why our best officers are leaving" . Allow officers to interview for positions.

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