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US Army Fort Bragg Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "11B"

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    Former Employee - 11B in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - 11B in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    Gone away from family a lot and to many moves to other bases


  2. "Never a Place to be so out of place but belong so well"

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Sergeant in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, decent pay, lots of time off, strong values, and good people (for the most part)

    Cons

    lots of deployments, silly mandatory events, longs days

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking about everyone's feelings and focus on the mission. Most soldiers could care less about feeling warm and fuzzy.

  3. "Competitive. Demanding. Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - O3 - Army - Captain in Fort Bragg, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's the most important organization and job in the world. They give you trust and responsibly from the day you start.

    Cons

    It does little to leave you with transferable skills. Transitioning to anything other than an MBA is tough. Time based promotions need to go.


  4. "Not a bad gig if you don't know how to move forward in life."

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    Former Employee - Combat Medic in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Combat Medic in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free room and board, camaraderie, a steady paycheck, healthcare and dental benefits. You will make friends for life and you will actually miss it when you get out.

    Cons

    Long hours with salary pay. Sometimes you're asked to do something you're not morally comfortable with. Not everyone is your friend, so make sure to always look out for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Don't screw over your good soldiers.


  5. "US Army"

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    Former Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Fort Bragg, NC

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Service to country, medical, education and leave days

    Cons

    Long hours and deployments. At times overworked


  6. "Working at the Army"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of time away from home


  7. "Senior Operarions Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Manager in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Greatest place to work and to have the best co workers

    Cons

    Sacrifice family time and personal time

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of Soldiers. They are the greatest tools they have.

  8. "Excellent organization to gain experience in team building, management and hands on training."

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    Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Information Systems Engineer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package; networking, mentorship and management oppurtunities.

    Cons

    Long hours and overseas deployments.


  9. "Solid career choice"

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    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits for health for whole family. 50% retirement at 20 years. 75% retirement at 30 years. Tax free housing stipend. Work with a lot of dedicated professionals. Lots of education benefits and skills training opportunities. One 3 to 4 day weekend each month. 30 days paid leave each year. Work schedule flexible most times in emergencies.

    Cons

    Dealing with inefficient government bureaucracy and policies. Public scrutiny and social agenda drives much of army policy and mandatory training such that focusing on actual war fighting training has become second or third priority to looking good socially and administratively. The evaluation system focuses almost entirely on statistical performance vs actual character and leadership skill and is top-down (subordinates have no say) allowing some toxic leaders/commamders to get promoted at the expense of those they lead. Commands are typically a short duration of 2 years and then they move on. Their raters don't witness the day to day abuse, only see the results and smiling face of the toxic leader as he/she sugar coats his unit's statistics ultimately leaving broken Soldiers and subsequent leaders to clean up after they've moved on. 4 out of 10 of my Battalion commanders fit this category and 2 out of 5 Brigade Commanders. Two of which made General.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the social and political agenda out of the Army. Top leaders need to convince congress and the press the truth that criminal behavior is not prevelant in the Army but rather an anomaly that is handled swiftly and appropriately when it does occur. Provide a much needed umbrella to allow us to actually focus on training that matters and fighting wars. Please allow Soldiers to take responsibility for their own actions, POVs, homes, families etc instead of the current policy of group punishment via time consuming rote and repetitive checks and behavior modification training. Change the OER/NCOER to allow subordinates some official say such that it carries weight on promotion boards holding officers accountable not only to their leaders but those they lead as well. Redo the command climate survey so that you get specific answers geared at identifying toxic leadership and remove these individuals with prejudice so they don't become the next General Officer scandal.


  10. "Signal Sergeant in Communications"

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    Former Employee - 25Q20 Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-maintainer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Former Employee - 25Q20 Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-maintainer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable paycheck, free healthcare for applicant and family

    Cons

    occasionally very long hours, demanding work, must be very flexible and able to go by and set the standards

    Advice to Management

    the boarding process is way outdated and too much about politics-memorizing answers instead of "taking care of soldiers and using common sense. "


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