US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
2,476 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and incredible experiences(in 420 reviews)

  • "Brotherhood and Leadership that prepare employees for success(in 352 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unexpected long hours without warning(in 982 reviews)

  • "deployments, sometimes away from family(in 669 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usmc in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The travel can be exciting.

    Cons

    Long hours and you may find yourself in a location you don’t like.

  2. "Great work experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Taught me technical skills to use later in life, met great and amazing people, discipline and coehesiveness.

    Cons

    Always on the clock, duty once a month and out of date regulations.

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  3. "Infantry squad leader; medium sized unit management and supervision."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Infantry Squad Leader in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Education benefits Healthcare benefits Life insurance benefits Healthcare extends to spouse and children Opportunity for international travel Builds relationships and people skills Require precise workforce cohesion and self reliance.

    Cons

    Frequently passed over for promotions in liue of too many people in given rank for roles Long days and long nights Sometimes requires 24 hour+ shifts Some subfields require extended on site training and execution of tasks

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  4. "An Opportunity to lead and make a difference"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Captain, Company Commander in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Highly professional organization, true patriots, well-trained employees

    Cons

    Relatively bureaucratic, delay in funding for certain segments of the organization.

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  5. "Pros and cons"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Provided with all basic living essentials including housing, food, and clothing Will receive training and on the job experience You will have experiences that most people cant relate too, good and bad

    Cons

    Leadership can be lacking in certain areas You are always under a strict aspect of control Highly demanding field.

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  6. "Exactly What I Expected"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Chief of Communications in Jacksonville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture and the people you get to know. The benefits are good as well. Lot's of opportunity for learning and tons of different courses are offered.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great and there are some not so great leaders. Mission comes first so there are some sacrifices to be made. There is also the chance that you could die.

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  7. "The Few The Proud"

    4.0
    Current Employee - USMC E-4 in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Comradery Job Security Sense of Purpose Travel Promotion Opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours with low pay Away from Family occasionally missing holidays

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  8. "Life changing"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief of Communications in Camp Lejeune, NC

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership training and Teamwork skills

    Cons

    Always on the job, doesn't balance life and work well

  9. "Join if you’re truly sure"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a good time

    Cons

    It was not worth the back pain

  10. "MT"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Motor Transport Operator in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work outside, with large group

    Cons

    have to work 365 and its hot out

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