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"Great Opportunity to learn leadership, experience and credentials for a job in the civilian sector."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Marine Corps Officer in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The best part is financial security and stability. You won't have to worry about your company's contract period of performance running out or being shaken by the economy. During your contract term, your job will be there come what may. Also, great opportunity to obtain a retirement pension after 20 years of service. Rated at 50% of basic pay for 20 years of service and 2.5% for each additional year over 20.

Cons

If you are attached to a Fleet Marine Force Unit, you are very likely to deploy in support of overseas operations. Actually, you are highly encouraged and expected to do at least one FMF tour about once every 5-6 years for career progression, which is very important if you want to make a career out of the Marine Corps. Currently, Marine Corps is downsizing the force due to draw-down but with the mass exodus, could be potential for promotions where there are vacuums.

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "It was a life changing experience."

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    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Contractor - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The part about being a Marine is the brotherhood behind it. This organization is more then a job, it is a way of life. a wonderful life.

    Cons

    The downside of this wonderful organization is the long work hour that you may have to endure but once you understand the reasoning for the overall mission and the importance that you hold, it is well worth the time.

    Advice to Management

    The one thing you have to understand is that all leaders are different and this maybe hard for the lower ranking personal to grasp initially because there is a consent change of management along with some adjusting for everyone underneath.


  2. "The Marine Corps has been a great learning experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Planner in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Career Planner in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Marine Corps has multiple opportunities for everyone and shares great benefits.

    Cons

    Being away from family and friends outside of the Marine Corps due to deployments, field operations and long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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