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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  • "Paid travel, educational benefits, paid medical and dental benefits" (in 182 reviews)

  • "You would have great job security, along with the opportunity to see the world" (in 145 reviews)

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  1. "Pace and Waveform Integration Officer"

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    Current Employee - SWIO in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - SWIO in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros about my job is the training and opportunity to meet and learn from other. This career has given me the opportunity to develop as a successful leader and problem solver.

    Cons

    I will never live long enough to full enjoy everything the Marine Corps has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Issue orders that you'd be willing to execute.


  2. "You get what you give"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Like-minded folks, Pride of belonging

    Cons

    It is not very efficient, but very effective.

  3. "No better job in the world."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, loyalty, chance to influence young people

    Cons

    Long hours, A lot of moving.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on accomplishing the mission and taking care of your Marines.


  4. "It's what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Yuma, AZ
    Current Employee - Aviation Operations Specialist in Yuma, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady employment. Great benefits. Competitive salaries. If you don't like your initial job, conduct a lateral move.

    Cons

    It's what you make of it. Don't be discouraged by bad leadership- be the change you want to see in this organization.


  5. "just here to keep my subscription"

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    Former Employee - Maint Chief in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Maint Chief in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun, hard work, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    away from your home a lot of deployments

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Great opportunities with established effort"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Chief in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Chief in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros were a sense of purpose with an exciting job. Recommend everyone to try it.

    Cons

    One of the most crucial cons is being away from family. There isn't much of a way against that, but we did it.


  7. "Avionics Chief"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Chief in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Avionics Chief in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits, travel, adventure

    Cons

    can't really work independently, and long hours

  8. "Great Job and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Supply in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Supply in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential for promotion is high if you are good at your job and maintain the standards.

    Cons

    The hours can sometimes be terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate


  9. "It's the Marines deal with it."

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    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Leadership experience you can't compete with.

    Cons

    You move a lot all over the world from California, North Carolina, and all the way to Okinawa Japan. Which could be a Pro depending on how you look at it but with 3+ kids it might be more of heartache.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "One of the best jobs ever"

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    Current Employee - Career Counselor
    Current Employee - Career Counselor

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

    Pros

    help others in career opportunities, own work schedule, connections to others

    Cons

    Long hours, one man hole, competitive