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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Best time of my life!"

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    • 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

    Lots of time off
    Good bosses

    Cons

    Bad bosses
    A bad ideology at the top

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your enlist


  2. "Major"

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    Current Employee - Financial Management Officer in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Financial Management Officer in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Opportunities for education and experience

    Cons

    Very controlled environment that won't work for most

  3. "Public Affairs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    Leadership and camaraderie is incredible.

    Cons

    Very long work hours, advancement can be slow.


  4. "Not the commercials"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camp Lejeune, NC

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

    Pros

    Lasting friendships
    Can learn valuable trades

    Cons

    Like to make things harder than necessary sometimes
    Some people difficult to work with
    Work environment changes with the command


  5. "Marine Security Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities to travel the world and see different cultures. Stable pay for the length of your contract.

    Cons

    Long hours with no overtime, a lot of rules and regulations, work can be boring, some locations you are restricted to the embassy.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the Marines like adults and stop adding rules for every mistake that is made.


  6. "Avionics Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with classified Avionics assets.

    Cons

    Very cutthroat environment. Deployments make for poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Apply, not just preach, leadership principles.


  7. "It's an experience"

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    Former Employee - 6154
    Former Employee - 6154

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

    Pros

    Comrodory, people I worked with were some of the best you could ask for.

    Cons

    It's the military, don't expect great hours, unless you're admin.

  8. "A quick look at the Marines"

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    Current Employee - Senior Avionics Technician in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Avionics Technician in Beaufort, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and the job is never the same. The skills you will learn will set you up for success for the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The promotion system is a little skewed. More emphasis is placed on your physical fitness than your job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Change your fitness report criteria. Make it more objective rather than subjective by the report writer.


  9. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has Great benefits

    Cons

    You will work ver long hours


  10. "3051 - Supply Warehouse Clerk"

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    Former Employee - 3051 - Supply Warehouse Clerk in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Employee - 3051 - Supply Warehouse Clerk in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is really good. I didn't realize how well I was paid as a married Corporal. My wife was also in as well, so we made a good chunk of change for our age group (21 and 22). A lot of off-time as well. You will never get as much time off in almost any occupation.

    Cons

    The pay may be great, but expect to work really hard for it. As a supply guy, expect to be in a warehouse sweating your butt off doing repetitive tasks everyday. Long hours. Only way to get promoted is to run fast. "New" Marine Corps allows subordinates to talk back, skip the chain of command, be disrespectful, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Marines based on PFT (or CFT) AND job proficiency.


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