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Updated February 22, 2018
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  1. "Helicopter mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Helicopter Mechanic in Miramar, San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Helicopter Mechanic in Miramar, San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honor, Courage and Commitment. Highly motivational

    Cons

    Stress, Deployments, Not enough funding

    Advice to Management

    Man power is a must


  2. "Great Experience"

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, great camaraderie

    Cons

    The green weenie is real

    Advice to Management

    Make the grass grow green

  3. "U.S. Marine Corps, Engineer Equipment Chief"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Equipment Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Equipment Engineer in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn a skill and leadership.

    Cons

    You travel quite a bit however that could be a plus if seeing the world is something you want to do.


  4. "The Few The Proud"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Experience challenging but rewarding life experiences that will forever change how you view the world and how people view yourself.

    Cons

    There will be times when you will question why you joined and your dedication will falter, but look to the men and women to your left and right, and you will understand that it those fellow Marines that we train hard and fight for.


  5. "Great organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and leadership. Loved the team mentality and standards.

    Cons

    Part of the larger government bureaucracy.


  6. "Sargent of Marines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership skills and development

    Cons

    Was not very family oriented


  7. "The best of the best."

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    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Honor, courage, and commitment are drilled into you. They'll instill discipline and make you mentally tough.

    Cons

    For me, being away from family during deployment.

  8. "United States Marine Corps Reservist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps part-time

    Pros

    Easy pay on the weekends and you still get to claim the title.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can get in the way of your civilian life.


  9. "Great life opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Travel
    Life skills
    Access to leadership opportunities
    Free education
    Encourages competitive spirit
    Provides for Cost of Living adjustment.
    The Marine Corps is an organization that instills confidence and discipline in young men and women.

    Cons

    With the Marines, there is limited control over your career. For example, the Marine Corps may select your job for you with little consideration for your desires. The Marine Corps also requires that you rotate every three years.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for assignments to last longer than three years.


  10. "Colonel"

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    Current Employee - Disability Claims Adjudicator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Disability Claims Adjudicator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for working with very sharp people solving extremely complex problem sets.

    Cons

    It really is difficult to find something negative about the Corps. There are some who may dislike travel. If this is you, probably not a good fit.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate and interoperate across the Joint Force.


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