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Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Sergeant First Class"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Gordon, GA
    Current Employee - U S Army Sergeant First Class E7 in Fort Gordon, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work, Great Benefits, Good Pay they look out for your family

    Cons

    Long Hours, You are on salary so you get no more money for extra time.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the Army has treated me well I have no complaints.


  2. "Summarized Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Veteran Preference, Job and Skills Training

    Cons

    Stressful, Long Hours, Technically On Call for 24 hours


  3. "Every day of 20, you are working for only half of the money."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Artillery NCO in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Field Artillery NCO in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The shared values of teamwork and accomplishment are second to none. You will develop friendships that have bonds closer than your own family.

    Cons

    Long, erratic hours can be hard on family life. If you are not fully committed, you will be emotionally beaten to nothingness.

    Advice to Management

    The Army needs to focus on warfighting. This means from big Army on down to the battalions. Soldiers want to train hard and not have their time sluffed away on non-beneficial distractions and constant changes in scheduled plans.

    The biggest contributors to distractions always seem to come from CSMs that are focused on every non-emergency, low-return detail/project. Their actions are corrosively toxic as they call down to subordinate units and dictate that some low (to be read as NO)-return tasks happen RIGHT NOW, and BEFORE ANYONE GOES HOME! Saying that "they (the Soldiers and NCOs) aren't doing anything anyway" does not absolve the CSMs from being the ones who have created this circular problem. Yes, the NCOs and Soldiers are likely doing little, but this the CSMs' collective faults. The problem of low-productivity will only go away when CSMs are stopped from meddling and using their rank to justify their erratic and corrosive actions. CSMs are senior enlisted advisers, not commanders. CSMs' actions should reinforce the commanders, and not replace them.


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  5. "military"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    stable income, insurance, various benefits, education

    Cons

    no personal life, deployment, hazardous working condition


  6. "The more drive you have the better you will do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Teaches leadership, and discipline
    Chances for advancement depend on ability and drive
    The ability to serve your country
    No better retirement/pension plan out there

    Cons

    Time away from family
    Low initial pay
    Constant moving


  7. "Unit Supply Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Unit Supply Specialist in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to travel with family to different countries and live, verses saving a vacationing only a wk. Where as we travel and live in different countries 2+ years.

    Cons

    Being away from family


  8. "US Army"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Bliss, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Bliss, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work, great benefits

    Cons

    a possibility of being in a deployed environment


  9. "Military exp."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Working with some of the best NCOs and Soldiers in the Army. Financial security.

    Cons

    Micro-managing by some of past Leaders.


  10. "Army Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, professional experience straight out of college

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work/life regularities


  11. "25N"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Army full-time

    Pros

    Chose to go to selection for a special operations unit straight out of AIT and never looked back. Work with state of the art equipment and since the standards are higher the quality of soldiers and work ethic is higher.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the knowledge.



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