- 5.0Oct 2, 2023EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDarien, IL
Nice to have 30 days of paid vacation leave on an annual basis.
Can be physically exhausting for those older in age with prior medical issues .
- 3.0Nov 22, 2023E5 - Army - SergeantCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsFort Bragg, NC
Benefits are incredible - $4000 a year for education or certification, healthcare for you and your family, retirement pension after 20 years of service that starts the day you retire (instead of the age of 65), opportunities for tax free income, opportunities to travel, employer retirement plan contribution matching. Wide selection of jobs that provide useful training and experience.
As long as you're at a specific unit, which is normally 2-4 years, you have to deal with whatever work environment and hours are enforced. Work environment is usually awful. Hours are often horrible. Management is usually primarily negative critical feedback, and little to no positive feedback. Micromanagement runs rampant. Leaders will opt to use mass punishments because they are too concerned about their own professional image, they elect to choose the quickest and easiest solution for correction possible to protect themselves from scrutiny. Promotions are given based on a lot of irrelevant aspects i.e. ability to memorize regulations, creeds, and programs, your ability to take clothes to get dry cleaned and boots shined etc.