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Updated April 23, 2018
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  • You are away from family to much (in 1743 reviews)

  • expect some time away from home (in 651 reviews)

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  1. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Eustis, VA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Fort Eustis, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding, and important work.

    Cons

    Currently facing funding struggles with no decrease in workload or need for equipment and training.


  2. "Would not do anything different"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have all the tools to make yourself better.

    Cons

    You must move every 3-5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "First Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job, would recommend to anyone who is looking for direction In their life.

    Cons

    You will spend a lot of time away from home.


  4. "Aviation"

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    Former Employee - 15-U CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Repairer in Fort Campbell, KY
    Former Employee - 15-U CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Repairer in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small branch of the Army with good transferable, usable skills.

    Cons

    Small branch of the Army which makes it hard to get all the same duty stations as other jobs in the Army.


  5. "Best job I ever had."

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    Current Employee - 11B in Fort Campbell, KY
    Current Employee - 11B in Fort Campbell, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best way to the middle class. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Doesn't allow for free decision making

    Advice to Management

    Disseminate more information down to the lowest level.


  6. "Cryptologic Linguist"

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    Former Employee - Cryptologic Linguist
    Former Employee - Cryptologic Linguist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Build up your confidence, loyalty and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    As a USArmy soldier, you have to PCS frequently.


  7. "The Army is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you take control of your career you can do anything you want and go pretty much anywhere, get guaranteed benefits for you and your family.

    Cons

    Time away from family, inflexible work hours.

  8. "Excellent leadership and management development stuff you just can't get from a classroom."

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    Current Employee - Special Forces 18B Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Special Forces 18B Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Becoming a Untied States Special Forces Operator unlocked my true leadership / management potential. It gave me real world knowledge which directly transfers into the corporate world. Combined with a degree it set me apart from my peers.

    Cons

    All careers have their cons. You get out of the Army what you put into the Army.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Family Readiness Liaison"

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    Current Employee - Armor Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Armor Officer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Life long connections, great pay and benefits once you have established yourself, and a solid retirement plan (legacy).

    Cons

    Deployments to sh!thole countries with little support by the host nation. Once you're deemed no longer fit to serve your options for staying with the Army are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize common sense in all decisions, use your NCOs and Junior Officers strengths, and always hold your senior leaders as well as subordinates accountable for their actions.


  10. "Medical logistics specialist"

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

    Pros

    great people to work with
    always something to do

    Cons

    long work hours, away from falimy


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