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"In the Marine Corps you will have job security and a good chance for advancement, plus benefits."

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Current Contractor - Radio Technician in Jacksonville, NC
Current Contractor - Radio Technician in Jacksonville, NC
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I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

As long as you keep your nose clean you have a steady, and increasing pay check as you progress your career in the Marine Corps. You have free medical and dental and the opportunity for corrective eye surgery. Also, they have a 20 year retirement if you decide to stay in. Some jobs have a signing or re-enlistment bonus and the opportunity to lead Marines as you progress in rank. You don't work holidays and you get 30 days paid vacation a year.

Cons

Some of the downsides of being a Marine are your working hours, most places have a loose working schedule ranging from 5 AM to 8 PM. Sometimes you will work weekends and be gone from your family and friends for up to 1 year.

Advice to Management

My only advice to management would be to continue to set the example. I don't see it as much with Officers but some of the Staff Non-Commissioned Officers continually say one thing and do another. Remember that all of the young Marines look up to you no matter the rank, you alone can either make or break a Marine's career, as not everyone has the chance to see more than 1 unit in their first enlistment.

Other Employee Reviews for US Marine Corps

  1. "The Marine Corps can be a double edged sword for your future"

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    Former Employee - Sergeant Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Sergeant Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Can open many opportunities to you if you try hard. The GI Bill gives you the ability to achieve just about anything you want.

    Cons

    If you don't have the diligence to push forward after being knocked down the Marine Corps will be very very hard. People that couldn't keep going forward ended up having a really bad 4 years and ended up worse off than when they started the military.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage your Marines. Give them room to grow and/or fall so they can learn to be good Marines.


  2. "Semper Gumby. Be ready to deal with a lot of bs."

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    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Twentynine Palms, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay as you pick up.

    Cons

    Duty, duty, duty, duty, NJP, duty.

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