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"Aviation Maintenance Officer"

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Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Officer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Officer in San Diego, CA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Leadership Training, Problem solving skills. Management and organizational skills. Develops team building skills.

Cons

Always on call. Can't choose who you work with or work for. Sometimes matters which are unimportant and not a priority are made into must haves right nows.

Advice to Management

Focus on the advice and input from middle level managers and subject matter experts

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "Great people, very poor administration and upper level leadership."

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Defend the country in the most capable branch in theory if not always in practice.
    Well-paid with benefits.
    Guaranteed pension after 20 years, for now.

    Cons

    Administrative nightmare. You join voluntarily but thereafter, no real choices remain in terms of career path or location. Some of that is understandable but even slight deviation from the accepted path will ruin your chances of promotion. The essence of personnel mismanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the Constitution, resign if ordered to violate your oath to it, preserve the meaning of honor, courage, and commitment.


  2. "What is it like to work for and in the United States Marine Corps ?"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    The Marine Corps, like all other branches of the United States Armed Services, provides excellent compensation and benefits to its active-duty members. Active -duty services members receive free health care and dental care. Members also have job security because they get paid as fix salary every two weeks based on rank and marital status. Members also receive up to 30 days a year of paid vacation time based on accumulation 2.5 days every month the member serves in the Marine Corps. Paid vacation days must be approved however by the services member's command or unit. In other words paid vacation time is at the discretion of the service members command. Another benefit of serving in the United States Marine Corps is developing friendships from a diverse group of peers and the honor of servicing an organization the is well -respected around the world and in the American business community. Thus, serving in the United States Marine Corps can foster future networking opportunities once a member decides to leave the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps is also an excellent job opportunity for individuals who are confident , love unique adventures and experiences, and those who like to take on a challenging lifestyle.

    Cons

    Life in U.S. Marine Corps is not just a job. It is a rigid and demanding lifestyle that is not for everyone. With a rigid hierarchy that demands discipline and respect for authority, one must be able to take/follow orders even if they are not told why they must follow the orders or it does not make logical sense to the individual. This will not always be the case in a Marine Corps unit but it must be expected at certain times.

    The Marine Corps is very competitive in areas such as deployment and promotional opportunities and based on Military occupational specialty. These circumstances means that a service member based on their job in the military may take years to deploy or get promoted to the next rank if they are not promoted meritoriously. The biggest problem I noticed when I was in the United States Marine Corps was a culture of stigmatization around service members who had or developed mental health issues. The culture in the Marine Corps has a tendency to look down upon members with mental health issues and this may threaten potential for career advancement in the Marine Corps and in turn many members do not admit to others they need help from a mental health issue such as depression or severe stress. I knew someone who committed suicide as a result, in my opinion, because of the culture of stigmatization in the United States Marine Corps.

    Ultimately, however, how one views the Marine Corps as positive or negative will largely be based on one's military occupational specialty (MOS). What one does for a living in the Marine Corps will dictate the experience one receives in the Marine Corps. For example, I was an administrative assistant in the Marine Corps and I wanted to deploy. I had to put my name one a waiting list and I never got the opportunity to deploy because my unit always needed a large amount of administrators to stay on the Marine base in Camp Pendleton. The rate of getting promoted to the next rank is also based on your MOS. If one is considering joining the United States Marines, one should thoroughly research what job they will like to do in the Marine Corps. Your job will determine your happiness and work/life balance often in the Marine Corps lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to senior leadership within the United States Marine Corps is to find more effective ways of reducing the culture of stigmatization around mental health. Leadership needs to find innovative ways to ensure members can seek help with mental illness developed while serving in the Marine Crops of what ever reason and ensure that members can reform and not have to suffer negative consequences as a result of seeking help with mental health issues such as family or financial problems that lead to depression. Aside from the culture of stigmatization with mental health the Marine Corps have excellent values for its service members to learn in life such as HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT to a cause greater than one's self.


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