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US Marine Corps Washington DC Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Washington, DC Area

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US Marine Corps Commandant Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
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  1. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Quantico, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hard working, dedicated, can do attitude, out going personality. Problem solver, attention to detail.

    Cons

    Slow routing process, communication breakdown.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "MSG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MSG in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - MSG in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel and self discovery. By joining the Marine Corps you will find out things about yourself that you did not know you were capable of. The job can be challenging and demands the best at all times.

    Cons

    Lack of free time and high tempo environment. The restrictions that transfer over into personal life is not for everyone....

    Advice to Management

    Drastically reduce micromanaging.

  3. "Mortician"

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    Current Employee - Mortician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mortician in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It shows my discipline and is determined to make a difference in people lives.

    Cons

    There aren't any for me.

    Advice to Management

    Not Applicable


  4. "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


  5. "Staff Sergeant"

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    Current Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - E6 - Marines - Staff Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, Security, Medical Benefits, Job Training

    Cons

    Work for people that don't care about you, easily expendable, fake concern for your family

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of every person promoted during the plus up, they are killing the mid-level management and discouraging talented individuals.


  6. "Contract Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, health care, dental, and other cost of living entitlements. Promotion potential and a variety of cross training opportunities. Travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Long periods of time spent traveling. Low opportunity to choose primary work location. Promotion potential not necessarily directly associated with primary job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexibility for job placement. Allow for employees to have greater influence on project direction. Provide a forum for changes to be made at mid-level of hierarchy.


  7. "Stifling office environments for supporting establishment tours"

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    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Research Analyst in Quantico, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So long as you don't commit a felony, you'll get paid on time!

    Cons

    Your soul will be crushed; you are government property.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blocking g-mail, Facebook, and everything else from MCEN.

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    "Logistics Officer"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Officer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to gain experience in multiple fields and travel the world.

    Cons

    Time away from family can be hard.


  9. "Marine Corps Security Forces"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Platoon Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Platoon Sergeant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Marine Corps is a great place for individuals to become team players and even leaders. It is also a great place to find yourself and learn what is important to you in life.

    Cons

    There is no such thing as normal working hours in the Marine Corps, you will work until the mission is complete.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of all the opportunities available and make the most of your time, whether it is 4 years or 24 years.


  10. "Ground Radio Repairman"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    1. Challenging work environments.
    2. School opportunities to grow in job field.
    3. Held accountable for one's actions.
    4. Opportunities for additional responsibilities.
    5. Relied upon to get a job done with minimal time and supervision.

    Cons

    1. Limited man power for workload
    2. Limited funding for necessary additional test equipment


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