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"It's been an awesome experience!"

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Current Employee - GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Jacksonville, NC
Current Employee - GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Jacksonville, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Stable Paycheck
Healthy life
Better Behavioral habits.

Cons

Deployments,
 time away from family,
restricted to certain things,
weight standards,
stereotypes

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "Tough way to make a living"

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    Former Employee - Marine Infantry in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Marine Infantry in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique experiences, lasting friendships, unparalleled pride, and an environment that makes you mature like nothing else. Getting out with an honorable discharge will make you very desirable to civilian employers, and the GI Bill is extremely valuable. Not only will you be recieving a living allowance while going to school for free, the Marine Corps prepares you to stay focused in school and succeed. Also, every once in a while you get to blow stuff up.

    Cons

    Completely consumes your life, stress like you've never known before, hard to maintain relationships or a social life (or a sense of personal identity), extremely physically demanding, dangerous work, medieval medical care, mediocre benefits and pay, advancement in rank can be tough and sometimes biased, quality of leaders in charge of you can vary wildly, likely to leave the service with some form of injury/disability even after just one enlistment.

    Advice to Management

    If the focus is more on whether Marines are shaving or wearing the right color socks, and less on whether they are hardened enough to face war and win, then the Corps is weakening and does not deserve the proud legacy of our past. Focus more on making hardcore warriors and less on grooming Marines for the careerist welfare state.


  2. "8 years- sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist NCO in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist NCO in Broken Arrow, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    stability, medical coverage, sence of pride, fitness, free education to an extent.

    Cons

    normal stresses of work, stress of being physically fit, personality conflicts, young people placed in leadership positions

    Advice to Management

    sometimes reporting systems fail- there is emphasis on chain of command and team work, but at the end of the day its up to the individual to ensure all records are ran and ran correctly.

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