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Former Employee - Officer Candidate
Former Employee - Officer Candidate
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I worked at US Marine Corps (Less than a year)

Pros

Honor, Courage, Commitment. A sense of pride in one's self. A responsibility for the greater good. Patriotism. Camaraderie.

Cons

Life in the Marine Corps isn't easy. Certainly not for the faint of heart.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Memory's that I will always cherish

    Cons

    duty, Crazy nights, people using their rank to get away with things


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    "Losing its way."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If one drinks the Kool-Aid, promotion to LtCol is almost guaranteed. As a Junior Officer, many opportunities for interesting assignments outside of one's MOS.

    Cons

    Be careful with straying too far from the primary MOS. Most of the really interesting opportunities are career killers. And then there is the recent proliferation of senior officers who eat their young -- far more now than in recent memory. Formerly the exception. Now the rule. It is a 50/50 proposition from one tour to the next whether one will have to abide a dysfunctional and abusive chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    Basic ethics, despite all the hype from the Commandant and Sergeant Major, are scarcely observed. From abusive senior officers, to double standards, to poor personal conduct, to outright corruption, there are far too many examples to count in my short career. The Commandant recently said he wants to get back to basics. In my opinion, the solution does not lie in getting back to basics. The solution lies in holding accountable senior officers and enlisted who are professionally corrupt and hypocritical. Failures are going to happen -- but senior leadership is punishing the wrong kind of failure. Failure due to personal and professional misconduct and incompetence is what needs to be the focus -- not failures that occur through a conspiracy of circumstances beyond one's control.

    Senior leaders seem to enjoy impunity in legal matters, display a conspicuous sense of entitlement, show contempt for juniors who display competence beyond their grade, and are generally capricious in their assessments of junior officers and enlisted, A lot of good junior Marines are leaving the Corps -- even in this environment -- because they abhor their leadership.

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