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"Hard work, well worth the effort"

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Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Honor, Courage and Commitment; lived by these rules every day; Very structured, tight group of friends; Any decent NCO's and Staff NCO's will push you to get promoted and help ensure you have success in the Corps, that said they will NOT coddle you.

Cons

When some decisions didn't jive, really couldn't question the validity of said decisions; Sometimes tough to get vacation time in order; Sometimes you could get a jerk on a power trip one rank higher than you...just have to work past it; Also "voluntold" opportunities are usually unpleasant.

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "A flat staff that requires all to balance a number of projects and weight the effort on the most important one."

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    Current Employee - Deputy Operations Officer in Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Deputy Operations Officer in Doral, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close-knit staff that works together.

    Cons

    Small staff the requires long hours to accomplish tasks assigned.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize long information gathering meetings; provide guidance to the staff, set meeting objectives and timeline to allow staff to get work done on projects


  2. "Up and down"

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    Current Employee - Marine Officer in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Marine Officer 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

    A sense of purpose. It's great to be in a uniform though and do something meaningful. The on the job training in terms of leadership and interpersonal relationships cannot be beat.

    Cons

    There is a lot of time wasted, and resources mismanaged. It seems like the top 10% leave on their own accord, the bottom 10% are forced out, and you're left with middling leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Give Marines more latitude in choosing their career path. It is so rigid right now in terms of the wickets you need to hit.

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