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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  • "Deployments away from family are the worst" (in 424 reviews)

  • "Time away from home is extensive" (in 220 reviews)

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  1. "Life in the Corps"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Room for Growth

    Cons

    Long Hours and Hard Work

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Officer, Aviator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Diverse experience, leadership opportunities, travel

    Cons

    Work life balance, having a stable family is difficult l.

  3. "Intelligence Officer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Career Opportunities are excellent regardless of job.

    Cons

    There are no Cons to being a U.S. Marine

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning the nations battles!


  4. "Aircraft mechanic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benifits, learn a trade, friends, always have something to be proud of looking back

    Cons

    Long hours, mass punishments, unreasonable leaders, advancement can be slow in certain jobs


  5. "Do it again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Made great friends, fun with good chain of command

    Cons

    Rough life away from family


  6. "Administrative Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Travel, adventure, and duty to God and Country.

    Cons

    Hours vary from time to time

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Infantry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent relationship with co workers

    Cons

    Extensive overtime as well as long travel

    Advice to Management

    Troop welfare a priority

  8. "Opportunities Abound"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to better yourself and be competitive
    Promotions are almost guaranteed as long as you do what's expected
    Job security

    Cons

    You are a number and will always be nothing more than that to headquarters.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being afraid of letter troops have responsibility. Teenagers stationed overseas have more liberties than active duty adults. If we hold people accountable for their actions instead of being scared of how we'll appear to higher commands, we can turn it around.


  9. "Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader
    Current Employee - Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance to grow
    Serve your country

    Cons

    Not for everyone Fast paced environment


  10. "Infantryman"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Infantryman in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great camaraderie. Great travel. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Working hours. Time away from family. Stressful missions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to take risks.