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US Marine Corps Camp Pendleton Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Camp Pendleton, CA

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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  1. "Squad Leader"

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    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some motivated individuals make it all worth it.

    Cons

    Some un-motivated individuals make you want to pull your hair out.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the standards, condense


  2. "Combat Engineer, Cryptologic Linguist - Pashto"

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    Former Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make friends, learn skills, shoot machine guns for free. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Austere conditions, can't quit, might get shot at.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Infantry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Outdoors, lots of exercising, strong training schedule, lots of travel, and plenty of opportunities.

    Cons

    Away from family, low pay, crazy standards (ex: no hands in pockets), and personal advancement is at there pace.


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  5. "Great Organization"

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    Former Employee - Field Radio Operator in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Field Radio Operator in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, plethora of fun and demanding opportunities, job security, financial security, plenty of upward mobility.

    Cons

    Intense workplace, not for the weak-willed, time away from family, a lot of sacrifices.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the warriors, not the politicians.


  6. "Guidance"

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    Former Employee - Field Radio Operator in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Field Radio Operator in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about teamwork, leadership, and being able to work long hours under pressure.

    Cons

    More than 40 hour weeks but the pay is the same.


  7. "United States Marine Corps"

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    Current Employee - Technical Controller in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Controller in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for everyone , and the honor to serve your country.

    Cons

    Away from family when duty calls.


  8. "Marine"

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Life Experience, Sense of Purpose, Life Direction, Camaraderie

    Cons

    Demanding - Physically and mentally. Extremely structured with little room for change. The process of implementing large scale changes takes years.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the Marine Corps, cut the excess that isn't needed.


  9. "Infantry Assaultman"

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    Former Employee - Infantry Assaultman in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Infantry Assaultman in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met people I now consider family, did things I never imagined doing so. Got excellent health and school benefits during and after service. Acquired life long traits.

    Cons

    Lot of trainings and missions takes a toll on your body

    Advice to Management

    Let Marines train there subordinates with a firm hand. Don't give into outside sources and critiques on how Marines should be trained and disciplined.


  10. "Military Police Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, Environment, Career Progression, Benefits, Pay, Travel

    Cons

    Flexibility, stressful, no wars to fight at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Semper Fi


  11. "You get what you put into it."

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    Former Contractor - Radio Tech in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Contractor - Radio Tech in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn skills, develop good habits, gain experience, and build yourself up. Decent benefits, you're never really lacking in anything serious.

    Cons

    You will never be your own boss, you will always report to someone.
    High stress environments.
    Sometimes poor living conditions, sometimes great. Other times you inflict your own pain.


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