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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  • "Deployments away from family are the worst" (in 421 reviews)

  • "Time away from home is extensive" (in 219 reviews)

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  1. "US 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

    Positive values taught and expected to be lived. Great leadership oppurtunities. Great benefits and retirement plan. Great travel opportunities. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The hours are long, deployments keep you away from your family. The job requires moving every 3 to 5 years. It can be dangerous work - which everyone knows and expects.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain core values and standards.


  2. "Database Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    There is room for promotions

    Cons

    Senior leadership has become to over barring

  3. "Challenging but worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Develop and great opportunity. Maturity. Service to countey

    Cons

    Underpaid. Long hours. Away from home.


  4. "Warehouse Chief."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allows for great interaction with employees and customers alike which makes for satisfying work.

    Cons

    Doesn’t allow for furthering job specific training beyond basic schooling and training.

    Advice to Management

    Reshape/organize or create advanced training to job related activities.


  5. "Calling not a career"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Officer in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - Logistics Officer in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel, get promoted, and serve your country

    Cons

    Long hours, long time away from family

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Marines, junior and senior


  6. "Distribution Management"

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    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Distribution Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and great stepping stone to become a successful and reliable leader.

    Cons

    Extremely time consuming as well as mentally and physically exhausting.


  7. "Your job determines your experience"

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    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Imagery Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved that I got to travel a lot. I also loved how reliable pay and benefits were. Money was not really a stressor and there are bonuses in the 10s of thousands of dollar range for certain jobs.

    Cons

    Due to my job and the two wars I ended up traveling way too much. I deployed to Iraq in 2006, 2007, and 2008 for about 6 months each. I was sent to Japan from 2009 - 2011. I got deployed to Afghanistan when I was stationed in Japan. That's a solid snippet of what I did. I deployed and moved more, but I think you get the point. I had all the money in the world but moved too much to really form solid relationships. I am glad I did it, but I gave up many things people take for granted like having a stable life.

    Advice to Management

    Management is really determined by where you are and what job you have. Some places it was good and others not so good. It's a very large organization so everyone's story is different.

  8. "2841"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    close friendships with the people you work with

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, micromanagement


  9. "Communications Officer"

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

    Pros

    camaraderie
    leadership opportunity
    training opportunity
    high standards
    mandated PT

    Cons

    deployments
    family life can be hard
    promotions can be confusing
    long hours(expected though)
    hurry up and wait(expected though)


  10. "My experience with the U.S Marines has became a great opportunity that I could use in any career field"

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    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - E5 - Marines - Sergeant in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trustworthy, honest, loyalty, hardworking, dedicated and I am amble to display leadership

    Cons

    Very strict and straightforward with rules and regulations

    Advice to Management

    I believe with my years of experience in the marines I can be a great asset in accomplishing the mission that is set


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