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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. "Interesting experience"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Parris Island, SC
    Former Employee - Cook in Parris Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet lots of interesting people, free travel, excellent health benefits, keeps you in great physical shape, great hiking and cold weather training, great VA benefits

    Cons

    extremely depressing and stressful, minimum wages, tough physical training, cramped living quarters, favoritism, keeps you from family, mediocre food, extremely demanding, low satisfaction jobs,

    Advice to Management

    Chill Out! Stop Spazzing!


  2. "Marine Corps; not even once."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cheap Healthcare and cost of living

    Cons

    Everything else about the Marine Corps is horrible

  3. "Airframes Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Airframes Collateral Duty Inspector in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - Airframes Collateral Duty Inspector in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction, feels good to see that helicopter fly after you fixed it.

    Cons

    Working long hours and sometimes weekends.


  4. "E4 USMC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, work experience, comradery, GI Bill, leadership experience.

    Cons

    Very little choice of what you will be doing and where you will be located.


  5. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people you are with. Best friends a person could wish for. Never would regret my service, even my injuries, because I helped the people around me.

    Cons

    Every career Marine tried their hardest to ruin every other Marine's career. Staff ncos and upper officers are some of the worst individuals I have ever experienced in my life. All the good Marines left because of their superiors.


  6. "Nah Man"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dependent on your MOS there can be some good opportunities

    Cons

    It completely consumes every aspect of your life

    Advice to Management

    Change in leadership needs to happen from the top level


  7. "They love you to abuse you"

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    Former Employee - GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Quantico, VA
    Former Employee - GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST in Quantico, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Full-time work, training, travel, opportunity for growth. Overall, a fun and exciting place to work. The opportunities to grow are numerous.

    Cons

    No over-time, long hour, sporadic leadership, incomplete training, no match in 401K like program. Subjective growth not actually based on performance. Out-dated promotion program. Management is willing to lie and cover-up failings of juniors for the sake of looking good. Recommendations for change are ignored until critical failures occur, resulting in the loss of life, employment or advancement potential.

    Advice to Management

    Review battalion, company and platoon leadership. Provide effective leadership training, and hold "leaders" accountable for failings, and do not pass along punishment to the individuals who were failed.

  8. "Don't do it"

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

    Pros

    Good pay for no degree, some good people.

    Cons

    Superiors only pretend to care, not the brotherhood you think it is.


  9. "Marine Musician"

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    Former Employee - Operational Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Operational Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Play music and travel the world. Live in several different places.

    Cons

    Never seeing your family, mission always comes first. Hard to advance away from simply being a musician.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the skill sets shown by junior troops.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglas, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglas, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The General Manager was amazing

    Cons

    really nothing terrible about this


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