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"Love- Hate relationship"

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Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Camp Lejeune, NC
Current Employee - First Lieutenant in Camp Lejeune, NC
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great leadership opportunities
- Great educational opportunities
- Travel (although some places arent the best)
- Lots of motivated and goal driven individuals in this organization
- Reliable pay and benefits
- Pride in being part of a historic and elite organization

Cons

- Beauracracy is very big, clumsy, slow, and by its very nature hurts many employee's
- Frequent moves, which is hard on families
- Broken evaluation system that breeds cut throat politics
- Broken recognition system of awards
- Pointless regulations
- Broken system of promotion and retention in which employees are promoted because they look better on paper and the system does not adequetly acknoweledge true skill in its leaders.

Advice to Management

Decentralize more control to your small unit leaders and managers. Stop with regulations solely designed to save your career. Allow for flexibility and freedom of lower level managers. Be responsive to the needs of your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E-4 Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - E-4 Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and job security

    Cons

    Time away from duty. Unpredictable


  2. "Greatest/ Worst experience ever."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn plenty of great traits that will help tremendously in the civilian job market.

    Cons

    Pay is horrendous for the amount of hours you put into your job, depending what job you choose to take in the branch

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