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US Army Helicopter Pilot Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2019

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  1. "army piliot"

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    Current Freelancer - US Army Helicopter Pilot 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army for more than 5 years

    Pros

    fighting for my country

    Cons

    my life and other people's lifes

    Advice to Management

    fight better

    US Army2017-12-15
  2. "15A"

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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot in El Paso, TX
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    I worked at US Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good personal development experience and education benefits

    Cons

    OPTEMPO is bad everywhere, moved almost annually, raters openly discourage RLOs from flying

    Advice to Management

    let pilots be pilots, don't let that $1mil worth of training go to waste

    US Army2019-04-05
  3. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Fort Hood, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Get to fly some cool helicopters

    Cons

    But you will be doing other stuff most of the time

    US Army2019-03-20
  4. "Army is changing"

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    Current Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot 
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Get in to get your experience and education. Take advantage of all your benefits and get out.

    Cons

    Beaurocracy is crippling the Army and the social experiment phase is degrading the service

    Advice to Management

    Cut through the red tape, promote by potential, stop preventing leaders from doing the right thing

    US Army2018-04-15
  5. "Fast Paced"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Clarksville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay every month on time

    Cons

    Time away from home adds up and drains family

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to recruit more employees

    US Army2018-04-02
  6. "Pilot"

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    Former Contractor - Helicopter Pilot in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at US Army for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flying and it is good when things go well

    Cons

    flying is boring when things go well

    Advice to Management

    flying, leave me to fly

    US Army2017-12-13
  7. "Demanding but good"

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    Current Employee - US Army Helicopter Pilot in Headland, AL
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great experience and satisfying job. Great for building discipline and resiliency. Which you need both to make it a career.

    Cons

    A lot of of things you just have to put up with. It is what it is! Plus, a lot of time away from family!

    US Army2017-11-16
  8. "UH-60 Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Fort Belvoir, VA

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is descent, good experiences, 30 days paid leave each year, for the most part good training

    Cons

    Time away from family, constantly moving, the free healthcare is awful.

    US Army2017-11-14
  9. "Hurry up and wait"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Pilot in Fort Riley, KS
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for you and your family. Lots of time off when not deployed. Diversity

    Cons

    Too much time off to get all the work done. Always gone or preparing to leave. Too much time to put into useless training and not enough into what is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage. Let your people do what they are paid to do. The more you micromanage the worse people will do because basically you will have to do it step by step with them.

    US Army2017-08-06
  10. "AH-64E Pilot and Safety Officer in US Army."

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    Current Employee - CW2 Helicopter Pilot in Fort Lewis, WA
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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, the people you serve with can be amazing however this isn't always true and leadership frequently changes, aviation career incentive pay, military flight training at no monetary cost to the aviator, the pay is good compared to other jobs in the military.

    Cons

    Frequent moves and deployments, very little flight time, additional duties occupy most of your work time, when home the training time is increasing which takes even more time away from your family without additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing soldiers to have longer stabilization time at a duty station. Currently, aviators are moving every 2.5 to 3.5 years, which is extremely taxing on individuals and families and frankly just not worth the job and pay.

    US Army2017-05-11
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