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  1. "Army rocks!! If youre not built for hard work, embracing the suck and a ton of running, dont join."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Private First Class in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Private First Class in Fort Bragg, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    job security. as long as you dont do something dumb. never pay rent. never have to pay for food, unless you cant bare one more meal at the defac. and someone always has your back. It is more than a job. you take more with you than a work skill. you get life training.

    Cons

    you work long hours for little pay in pocket but the outer benefits outweigh that if you just remember the big picture. full medical and dental i even got lasik surgery free! you have to run your tail off all the time but you look in the mirror and it was totally worth it.

    Advice to Management

    more communication between upper chain of command down to the bottom.


  2. "Army strong for military and civilians"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RCI Asset Manager in Fort Detrick, MD
    Current Employee - RCI Asset Manager in Fort Detrick, MD
    Recommends

    Pros

    Feel I make a difference in providing quality service to service members and families. Compensation, vacation, sick time etc. Salary.

    Cons

    Political red tape. NSPS pay system to complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Empower you emloyees.

  3. "US Army - stable employer"

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    Current Employee - Army Civilian in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Army Civilian in Hampton, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Institutional/civilian side of Army is stable work, great benefits, interesting projects focused on support national security and military forces. Great opportunity to serve nation.

    Cons

    Every one is an expert and willing to state a problem, give guidance, but not enough people are willing to get in details and develop solutions, step outside their regulatory bounds to do the right thing or make decisions. Too many layers of management and choke points for decision making. Too many people in Senior management culture are slow to change or embrace modern human capital management strategies. There is little career track progression or mentoring on civilian side.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to working issues and accepting bad news. Ask to see more of the information in the back up slides. Delegate more decisions to subordinates.


  4. "If you enlist, sign up for 3 years and if it's wrong for you it'll be over before you know it."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NCO in Fort Polk, LA
    Current Employee - NCO in Fort Polk, LA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To serve your country. Everything else is a bonus, don't do it unless you want to serve.

    Cons

    It gets pretty ridiculous how many regulations and rules there are. Garrison life is incredibly aggravating. You can get deployed and possibly maimed or killed.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on trimming the regs down to something a mere mortal can comprehend. And make them universally available online, as well as requiring all post and unit regs to be viewable along with the regs that they modify.

    The same should be true with all the paperwork. The current system is just a mess.


  5. "If you have a job skill that pays well, dont join the Army!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 25B - Information Technology Specialist in Fort Hood, TX
    Current Employee - 25B - Information Technology Specialist in Fort Hood, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pride in serving your country. The Ability to travel to distant countries and make friends with people of a different cultural background. The ability to pick your assignment has definitely risen in the Army. Family housing (outside of Ft. Hood) has definitely helped some families. 30 day paid vacation a year.

    Cons

    It is definitely not a place for people looking to seek recognition in serving. Some jobs are easier than others to get promoted to NCO ranks. It is much easier to lose rank than gain it. You cant take Leave unless it gets "approved". Pay is not as much as civilian counterparts with similar skills in certain Jobs.

    Advice to Management

    You can't give advice, you just gotta get out!


  6. "A review of the Army from an Officer."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviation Officer in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Aviation Officer in Fort Knox, KY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits. It has already paid off. Quicker promotions and raises earlier in career than most civilian jobs.

    Cons

    Long hours and deployments. Can wear on families.

    Advice to Management

    More Captains will stay for the right price, current CSRB amount is just not enough for 3 more years of dedication.


  7. "US Army Strong"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are very good

    Cons

    Lack of family time. Long and frequent deployments.

    Advice to Management

    Be a fly on he wall every now and then and see how people work.

  8. "Feel proud of what you do and who you serve"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Current Employee - Journalist in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discipline is built into the Army structure, so whether you already have it or feel that you need it, the Army is equipped to serve those needs. Where else can you built yourself up from nothing, with a safety net there to protect you from your young, ignorant self. It teaches you priorities, time management, leadership, punctuality, integrity, personal courage, commitment. . .I could drone on and on.

    Cons

    Okay, it's not for everyone. Not everyone is well suited to having every aspect of life practically dictated to you. Not everyone is well suited to "technically be on duty 24/seven." Not everyone can handle being forced to respect those who outrank you, but just plain aren't nice people. But that's with any job. There are some sacrifices to be made in the Army, but overall, the good things that it has to offer far outweigh the not so warm and fuzzy things.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the Soldiers. We are used to having to do the mission whether we like it or not, but communication goes a long way. Just talking to the troops and actually asking and caring about how they feel about the mission could go a long way for the support of the senior leadership.


  9. "Short & Sweet"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chaplains Assistant in Tumwater, WA
    Current Employee - Chaplains Assistant in Tumwater, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Assistance with education. Serving your country.

    Cons

    War. Signing your life away.

    Advice to Management

    Overcome evil with love.


  10. "Don't trust your recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Combat Medic in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Combat Medic in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits and job security, getting promoted is fairly easy as long as you follow instructions and don't argue with higher ranking staff, army offers something called tuition assistance but its only for active duty soldiers, if you are an officer you would have to stay in the military longer after college, military schools and training are fairly easy to pass as long as you pay attention in class and don't fall asleep

    Cons

    One of the most riskiest jobs in the world, you have not a lot of rights or freedoms, possibility of getting injured on the job is extremely high, a lot of physical training, stressful especially before and during deployment

    Advice to Management

    senior management has to do a better job in motivating soldiers


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