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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  1. "Best Job"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, camaraderie, sense of belonging, always feeling a sense of accomplishment

    Cons

    Time away from family, long work days,


  2. "Incredible opportunity to lead an Infantry Squad, develop life long skills and friendships."

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    Former Employee - E5/SGT in Parris Island, SC
    Former Employee - E5/SGT in Parris Island, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to challenge yourself above and beyond what you think you were capable of.Opportunity to travel around the world, protect American freedom!

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay, poor leadership. You will spend a long time away from family and friends but will be rewarded handsomely upon completion of your service.

  3. "E-5"

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    Current Employee - Technical Controller in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Controller 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

    Opportunities to gain a lot of knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Long hours with no overtime.


  4. "10 amazing years working and serving those who serve."

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    Former Employee - Civilian Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Civilian Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits.
    Stability.
    Secured.
    Honorable.
    Career Opportunities.
    Equal Employment Opportunity.

    Cons

    Depends on n individual's perspective. I can only be grateful for giving me the chance to utilize my good work and customer service skill and grow with the company in terms of professionalism and versatility.


  5. "No major complaints, job had its ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Ch-53E Crew Chief in Fort Dix, NJ
    Former Employee - Ch-53E Crew Chief in Fort Dix, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel opportunity, short or long term commitment, decent pay

    Cons

    Relocation for work was always a possibility


  6. "It's not for everyone honestly."

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    Current Employee - US Marine in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - US Marine in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brotherhood, loyalty, guns and freedom

    Cons

    Bad hours, bad pay, and sometimes bad leadership

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Marine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Best military branch ever ever

    Cons

    dog and pony shows all the time

  8. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Janitor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work for sure

    Cons

    None. I really like this place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going keep going keep going


  9. "Infantry"

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    Former Employee - Infantry Unit Leader
    Former Employee - Infantry Unit Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, comraderie, pride of belonging

    Cons

    Simple minded leadership, moronic promotion scale

    Advice to Management

    Promote Marines that deserve to be promoted, not those who have tenure. As a SNCO I watched Marines that had no business being promoted to the next rank be handed promotions.


  10. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Can be fun, brotherhood, can do this stuff anywhere else in the world.

    Cons

    terrible hours, barracks are rundown


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