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Updated Jul 30, 2021

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3.9
69%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
3,162 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great Benefits, including a great retirement plan(in 462 reviews)

  • "A brotherhood/sisterhood unlike any other that is challenging and rewarding at the same time(in 384 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There will be super long hours at times(in 1094 reviews)

  • "Strain on the families and constant deployments(in 700 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good and bad

      Jul 30, 2021 - Infantryman in Camp Lejeune, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I loved my time as a grunt and had wonderful co workers

      Cons

      Lots of people get promoted who really shouldnt

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Hot Topic

      Jul 26, 2021 - Operations Analyst in Quantico, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Federal Holiday Armed Forces, is a true family environment. You will develop a special bond with other service members that is impossible to replicate elsewhere. Even after you leave the military that bond will last forever. When veterans pass on the streets they wear their stripes proudly and with colors.

      Cons

      The U.S. Military is not an easy job on families. The U.S. Military is the most disciplined work environment you will ever experience. They have rules and guidelines for everything. Some of which you may not agree with fully. The Armed Forces is no democracy. There is a ranking order and soldiers with more clout get to make the rules (obviously within reason). In addition to being able to get disciplined and not talk back, new enlistees should also expect a lack of privacy and some uncomfortable living standards – depending on where deployed.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Make sure it is for you

      Jul 29, 2021 - Aviation Logistician in Beaufort County Landing, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      •Consistent Salary •Travel opportunities •Networking opportunities •30 days of annual leave (2.5 a month) •Compensation for any and all additional family members if they are your legal dependent. •Educational opportunities are available

      Cons

      •Insufficient Salary •Terrible work environments, facilities, and leadership •Lack of Human Resourcing in the work space, •Janitorial work is apart of your job description •You fall under all civilian and military laws and jurisdiction which provides you with a very stressful and invaded life •Salary based so you work weekends and overtime almost every day with no compensation for it •Bonuses are selective to MOS, taxed, and reduced even more if the job wasn’t voluntary (this company can force you to do any job under the phrase “Needs of the Marine Corps”) •You join as a Marine, not as your job title, so everything and all is expected of you. •Education is available, but hard to complete with the workload you have. Time isn’t afforded to you.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Best people to work with

      May 19, 2021 - O3 - Marine Corps - Captain in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Marine Corps has a great way to ensure it recruits and trains top notch individuals.

      Cons

      The organization needs modernization to truly value and promote talent. The current system is beyond antiquated and ensures that pursuit of subject matter expertise is discouraged in the ranks.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good experience overall, but mistreatment is rampant

      Jul 7, 2021 - Sergeant, E-5 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, guaranteed paycheck, amazing experiences (if you're in the right job field), ability to travel the world on governments dime, personal growth, be a part of something bigger than yourself, incredible career opportunities (if you're in the right job field).

      Cons

      Favoritism, office politics, low pay, ability for a higher ranking employee to screw you over with little to no available recourse, health toll it may take on your body, being treated like a toddler.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      USMC Intel O

      Jul 30, 2021 - Intelligence Officer in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary is good and reliable

      Cons

      Life work balance is off

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      It pays the bills

      Jul 29, 2021 - USMC Career Planner in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's what you make of it, great travel opportunities, great retirement, great benefits for family

      Cons

      It's the military - you get in what you put in

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great option for work

      Jul 26, 2021 - Director Talent Acquisition in Harrisburg, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits package (paid vacation, Free medical and dental insurance). Ability to travel and gain valuable experience in a marketable trade.

      Cons

      Travel will be to places that may not always be nice. Pay isn't usually equal to billet or responsibilities.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      The Few, The Proud

      Jul 29, 2021 - US Marine Officer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Responsibility not often seen from entry level jobs -Pay is pretty good for amount of work conducted -Training is adequate to become technically proficient at assigned job -Travel if you are looking for that -Can become a stepping stone to bigger/better things

      Cons

      -Maddening bureaucracy -Inadequate IT structure throughout enterprise -Lack of agency in own career -Lack of key performance indicators or metrics to drive performance of individuals and subordinate organizations within the enterprise -Lackluster performers are kept around (there are many)

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Being a Marine

      Jul 29, 2021 - Veteran in San Antonio, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fee college, lots of friends

      Cons

      Don’t get paid enough , bad leadership

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