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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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  1. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armory Custodian in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Armory Custodian in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You'll gain valuable knowledge and on-the-job training with benefits you cant find anywhere else. Free gym, great benefits for married Marines.

    Cons

    You're not paid on a hourly basest so you don't have a set schedule and can be gone from one month to years away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for management would be to stop promoting poor leadership and pay the hard working intelligent Marines better, our Corps is going down hill because the poor leadership treats the intelligent Marines like trash making them want to leave and then it gives the incapable incompetent Marines the ability to stay in and become the brains and leadership and then a snowball effect happens where now all we have is a system filled with stupid decisions and poor leadership that will fail themselves and tell the Jr Marines to clean it up and expect nothing of themselves. There are some rare leaders who are amazing all around Marines and human beings, but I find it incredible that those Marines are the rare ones and not the reverse.


  2. "bulk fueler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bulk Fueler in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Bulk Fueler in Yuma, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    gi bill
    leave
    pulling rank
    gym
    free food
    other people living in the(shut yo mouth)with you. need more words so im making more words

    Cons

    to many to list
    invasive leadership
    field life
    mo tards
    miss management
    culture lack of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    i just want to use this glass door site so i can get on with my life can i?


  3. "Horrible work environment!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn how to handle unnecessary stress and learn that leadership includes yelling at subordinates and belittling gets results.

    Cons

    No family time, no balance between work and personal life. Promotion system promotes people that have been around longest over production.

    Advice to Management

    Supervise the supervisors. At a certain point, management gets extremely lazy and forgets that it's the lower ranking individual that's important and not their own careers.


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  5. "uggggh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

    Pros

    job security. you pretty much have to go out of your way to get fired (admin Sep'd)

    Cons

    job security, moving every 2-3 years, senior leaders who have no clue how to lead people.

    Advice to Management

    start listening to people who have served more than 10 years rather than the boots getting out of boot camp.


  6. "Corporal of Marines/Team Leader/Infantry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Security in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Team Leader/Security in Wilsonville, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brotherhood, steady pay, benefits, job security.

    Cons

    Very political, lacking discipline, ability to correct subordinates as seen fit all but gone. Hypocritical.


  7. "US Marine Corps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Current Employee - Corporal in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pros are the job security and the somewhat full benefits.

    Cons

    The cons are pretty limitless.


  8. "LogCom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunities to develop professionally.

    Cons

    Surprisingly little accountability of senior leadership creates a lot of waste and frustration for junior ranks. Pet projects get a lot of attention often to the detriment of the enterprise. There is little follow through on improvement efforts. Hot topics cool over time only to be over shadowed by the next new thing. Dead weight gets rewarded while go-getters are met with resistance and hostility.

    Advice to Management

    Start with fixing human resources. It is almost impossible to fire someone and very difficult to hire quality candidates.


  9. "Pride in Doing Things The Hard Way"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Camp Lejeune, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You will learn discipline, how to shoot a rifle, how to march, how to stay in shape. You will get camaraderie. It will be a unique experience. Good benefits, for the most part. Being treated like a child reduces with higher rank. It is a pretty secure job.

    Cons

    You cannot opt out if you don't like it. Anyone who outranks you has an unhealthy amount of control over your life.

    Publicly disagreeing with the president or any officer is considered a problem tantamount to either treason or insubordination.

    The term 'individual' is used as a derogatory term in the Marine Corps.

    Good benefits, for the most part. But, much of the medical staff is unhappy that they are where they are, and it shows in their work, i.e. helping you medically.


  10. "Rapid Change"

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    Former Employee - Training Officer in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Training Officer in Astoria, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some rare and exciting opportunities if you are willing to relinquish control of most of the variables. Some units are supportive of individual growth.

    Cons

    The shrinking size of the institution make it too competitive to the end that leadership begins to look out for itself. Some units neglect individual growth. The corporate elements don't mix with an ultra military culture.

    Advice to Management

    Stop training officers to be business men and breeding enlisted to be warriors, its oil and water. Decide who you want Marines to be.


  11. "Came to be apart of a family left because favoritism and corruption"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Comm in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Former Employee - Comm in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will make really good life long friends and learn great life skills

    Cons

    If those friends don't have high rank and the corps. Is looking to cut down prepare for the green weenie... It's coming...

    Advice to Management

    Do it for the troops not the promotion


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