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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  • "Being away from family is difficult at times" (in 415 reviews)

  • "Time away from home is extensive" (in 216 reviews)

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  1. "Marines"

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    good for fun hiking new friends alcohol adventure

    Cons

    big green chode leadership ptsd alcohol addiction

    Advice to Management

    no more chodes


  2. "Airframe and Hydraulic mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Stable easy good fun ext

    Cons

    Long hours little freedom easy

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing dumb staff ncos stay in just because they don't get in trouble. You are wasting money and others time with their failure to adapt

  3. "SNCOIC"

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    Current Employee - United States Marine SNCO in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - United States Marine SNCO in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, paid vacation, and plenty of free training.

    Cons

    Can be too many hours, and deployments

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and making new Marines.


  4. "Excellent experience. Travel the world and make friends for life"

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    -Travel
    -Leadership experience at a young age
    -Priceless experiences

    Cons

    -Deployments can be difficult
    -Managing a family with long periods away from home can cause issues if not prepared


  5. "Information in deployed world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    -Leadership opportunities
    -Range of career paths
    -Ability to manage large teams
    -Changing work environment

    Cons

    -Talent management
    -Military acquisitions process
    -Uncertainty in future duty stations

    Advice to Management

    Talent management is critical for recruiting and retaining the best Officers and SNCO's, a shift in focus away from "B Billets" would greatly improve retention across the board.


  6. "Maintenance Chief"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you will build relationships that never end here

    Cons

    work/life ratio you will spend alot of time away from home


  7. "Gunnery Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - E7 - Marines - Gunnery Sergeant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - E7 - Marines - Gunnery Sergeant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tough but rewarding just keep on pushing.

    Cons

    Long hours but you work hard and you’ll play hard

    Advice to Management

    Keep training leaders and supervise their leadership.

  8. "Great"

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

    Pros

    Leadership honor family friends loyal

    Cons

    Pay barracks food formation duty


  9. "Vehicle commander"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The camaraderie and travel is unmatched.

    Cons

    long hours and constant moving.


  10. "Financial Technician"

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    Current Employee - Financial Technician in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Technician in Quantico, VA

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

    Pros

    Obtaining a diverse skill set.

    Cons

    Unable to obtain a career in the medical field.


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