US Army Employee Reviews about "away from family"
66% would recommend to a friend
(1365 total reviews)
63% approve of CEO
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- "The benefits are great and being part of a team that cares about you is awesome." (in 5191 reviews)
- "Company will not fold; you may enjoy working with Soldiers and veterans; pay is good" (in 1486 reviews)
- "I met some great people and have done things I never thought that I would do!" (in 1006 reviews)
- "As long as you do what you are supposed to and do it well then there is great job security." (in 968 reviews)
- "You can get great training that will help you excel on the outside and also money for college." (in 957 reviews)
- "Long hours and away from family and the pay doesn't fit the job you are required to do" (in 2943 reviews)
- "Toxic leadership in both the (senior) NCO and Officer Corps... double standards." (in 2035 reviews)
- "deployment and long hours of work away from family" (in 894 reviews)
- "No work/life balance or care if employees are unable to progress due to work requirements." (in 720 reviews)
- "poor management sometimes and sometimes poor execution" (in 261 reviews)
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- 4.0May 16, 2013SoldierCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsFort Lee, VA
Education; benefits; and getting to serve your country.
Deployments; time away from family; will move you and your family every two years
- 5.0Apr 8, 2019OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Great time off; Great medical benefits for self and family; excellent support system; access to Commissary and shopping benefits; additional pay for housing; excellent educational opportunities
Deployments; weekend work; frequent moves; can be away from the family during holidays and special occasions
- 5.0Dec 15, 201413mCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsFort Hood, TX
Love the discipline and being able to work with a variety of people. I started off young and was matured really quick. The Army was the best choice I've ever made.
Being away from family and long hours at work but will get used to it.
- 5.0Dec 14, 2016Infantry Team LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearMesa, AZ
You have the opportunity to serve your country honorably.
You spend a lot of time away from family and the pay isn't the greatest.
- 4.0Jun 27, 2022Helicopter MechanicCurrent Employee
You learn a lot being in the military and fulfill multiple different roles while being in.
Long hours and away from family and the pay doesn't fit the job you are required to do
- 5.0Oct 3, 2017Senior Human Resources Manager (Military)Current Employee, more than 10 yearsOklahoma City, OK
The benefits are unarguably the best in the world. Paid federal holidays, paid time off, convalescence (Google it), 30 days of accrued vacation time, medical care for the service member and their family, matched contribution retirement plan, and pension are just a few DOD directed benefits to members of the Armed forces. Most service members gain experience through training, certification programs, college and technical trade (through financial assistance programs), team building and cohesion. Armed forces professionals seeking professional employment outside of the military will have the basic professional skills and the skills achieved through maturity, personal strengths and attributes.
Long hours and months away from the family for deployment are probably the biggest cons for most.
- 5.0Feb 1, 2016Administrator and Management LeadershipFormer Employee, less than 1 yearGlen Burnie, MD
Able to demonstrate my abilities and skills as a leader and complete missions.
Very long hours and having to live for very extensive time away from states and family.
- 5.0Sep 8, 2016NCOFormer EmployeeFort Benning, GA
Excellent on the job training. Chance to see the world. Chance to work with some of the best people in the country.
Long hours and travel that will take you away from your home and family for extended periods of time. Chance of being killed on the job and high probability of life long joint damage.
- 4.0Oct 25, 2018Chief Warrant OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsAlbuquerque, NM
The amount of opportunities the Army provides you to grow and challenge yourself can't be found anywhere else.
The physical stress of training and time away from family can be very difficult at times. It is usually well balanced and leadership works hard to take this into consideration.
- 4.0Jun 3, 201563bFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsBarstow, CA
Great place to get on the job training and leadership skills if you don't have money for college you can go on the military. Free rent and food .. what more can you ask for..
Away from family alot and sometimes you have to work long hours and the pay its that great at first .