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"Amazing experience but ready to move on."

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Former Employee - Security Manager in El Paso, TX
Former Employee - Security Manager in El Paso, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

My family and I really enjoyed the health care Benefits, traveling, friends we made and adventures.

Cons

Times and leadership have become corrupt ed by promotion. Feel like they have lost sight of where they came from and what life was like for a lower enlisted soldier.

Advice to Management

Remember your roots.

Other Employee Reviews for US Army

  1. "Life in the Army has been interesting and life changing."

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    Current Contractor - Soldier (E4) in El Paso, TX
    Current Contractor - Soldier (E4) in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The experience you gain from the Army is 2nd to none.

    Cons

    Some people in the Army do not know how to treat others.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to old school Army discipline.


  2. "Intelligent, experienced people need not apply"

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    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Carson, CO
    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Carson, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The army is a great place to learn leadership experience.

    Cons

    If you can think, read, and function above a 12th grade level, expect to see your experiences and education go to waste. Instead, you'll spend the vast majority of your days doing manual labor ( picking weeds, picking up cigarette buds and "police calls") redundant paperwork and reporting to people with felonies and misdemeanors on their record. Training is not "high speed" - it's designed for the weakest link and there's a lot of weakest links in the army. With your usefulness and intelligence well established, leadership will milk your talents until your well runs dry. You'll work twice as hard, work longer hours and be given lots of responsibility - without seeing a cent more than the malcontent next to you with the same rank. Meanwhile, all the worthless paycheck collecting duds get it easy since no one wants to delegate work to incompetent people. They show up for work, "sham" and go home. Shockingly, these people make the same money as the 5% that do all the work. In short, the Army is a giant soup kitchen where the majority of people show up for a paycheck and believe they're entitled to great benefits without investing an equal amount of effort.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.


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