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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  • "Being away from family is difficult at times" (in 416 reviews)

  • "Time away from home is extensive" (in 213 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Marine Corps is a love hate relationship. There’s days where you will think you have the coolest job in the world and days you will be miserable but it will open unlimited doors once you decide to get out.

    Cons

    Long hours with very little proper leadership


  2. "Master Gunnery Sergeant"

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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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits.
    Travel opportunities
    Competitive promotion opportunities
    Health care

    Cons

    Unique way of life that is not suited for everyone.
    Relocating every three years.

  3. "Only The Strong Survive"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The organization allows its personnel to focus on becoming mission oriented and focused on mission accomplishment
    Paid vacation time is a plus

    Cons

    You have no control over who or what you will get at times, you just have to make the best of it.

    Advice to Management

    Decide Act and Communicate


  4. "Contracting"

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    Current Employee - PROCUREMENT CHIEF in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - PROCUREMENT CHIEF in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experiences, travel and life lessons.

    Cons

    Ware and tear on body, 10 percent who does nothing.


  5. "Heavy Equipment Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly developed problem solving, critical thinking and leadership skills. Experience managing and directing large and small groups of people. Experience in working long hours in highly stressful environments.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, highly stressful work environments.


  6. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Serve your country, do things that most people only dream of doing. Great leadership training. Travel across the world and learn different culture. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Maybe required to be away from your family for extended periods.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain the core values that make this organization great.


  7. "Staff Sergeant"

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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, camaraderie and leadership

    Cons

    There are times of very long hours excluding deployments.

  8. "Marine"

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

    Pros

    You get to yell at people.

    Cons

    You get yelled at by other people.


  9. "Best 8 years I could ask for."

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and camarderie, excellent mission

    Cons

    Too many SOPs. Otherwise great experience.


  10. "Great Community"

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    Current Employee - Radio Chief in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Radio Chief 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

    The Brotherhood is astounding and lifelong

    Cons

    Lack of Motivation at times

    Advice to Management

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