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"junior officer, wonderful and challenging"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "Bureaucracy and PC overwhelm common sense"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good entry pay
    - Leadership opportunities
    - Meet some great people
    - Selective organizations within military have great cultures and are mission focused

    Cons

    - Most of the military is bureaucratic, political, and focused on career advancement at the expense of mission focus and results
    - Professionalism is now equated to agreement, and leaders who ask questions or challenge higher are marginalized
    - Talent (outside selective organizations) is poorly managed and rarely rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Restore vision of generating force that can fight and win the nation's wars


  2. "Multi faceted, very challenging"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sfc in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sfc in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Move around and see new places

    Cons

    Move around too much, getting used to and making new friends

    Advice to Management

    To much civilian input into operations

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