US Marine Corps
4.1 of 5 1,628 reviews
www.marines.mil Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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4.1 1,628 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(741 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
1,628 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Full medical and dental along with housing paid for"
    in 38 reviews
  • "I met my best friends in the Corps and I got to see the world"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "depends on the job some are good some require more time away from family"
    in 91 reviews
  • "Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired"
    in 164 reviews
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Marine Corps

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPeople, adventure, pay, experience, travel

Consrules and regulations and deployments

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The Most Rewarding Time of My Life

Operations Manager (Former Employee)
Oceanside, CA (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLeadership, Training, and Adventure!!! You can build a rewarding portfolio unique to any other.

ConsI did not enjoy being away from my family for lengthy periods of time, but the good definitely out ways the bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Superb leadership opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

ProsStrong ethical work environment. Enjoy the challenges of problem solving. Initiative highly valued. Team play a must. Excellent promotion / advancement opportunities based on performance, while giving everyone the opportunity to develop without a zero-defect mentality. Employment stability.

ConsWrestling with bureaucracy. Have to move every 3-4 years.

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Long hours and demands but worthwhile

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Marine Corps

ProsPay and benefits are good. Always something new going on.

ConsMore administrative than you would think

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Happy with my choice enlisting in the Marine Corps

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTricare Prime health befits
Google your pay chart
TA for college while active duty, GiBill for college after
No lay offs

ConsWhen the government shuts down your still working
Contracted for 4 years at a time can be a pro if your happy with your job but if your not happy your counting down till your service time is up.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being jerks about tattoos, were Marine's we like our ink!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

US Marine Corps Maintenance Technician (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, NC (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits and structure ability to travel the world

ConsFamily time lost and constant change of location

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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USMC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

ProsThe few, the proud.

ConsWork-life balance is not always the best.

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An outstanding way to start your life!

Flight Status (Former Employee)
Cherry Point, NC (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat training and opportunities! How far you go is up to you. You'll meet people who will be your friends for the rest of your life. Even if you only stay active for four years, you'll never find a better to find yourself!!!

ConsVery busy and time consuming duties. Depending on your job some days are extremely long, but you typically get comp time in return.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You earn the title Marine

E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

Prosself discipline at as a very young adult, will learn to read people effectively, organized, top physical shape, respect, honor, courage, commitment and you will succeed in anything you do by adapting and over coming.

ConsThis is the Marine Corps nobody said it was Club Med.

Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for everything you did for me. After 15 years out of the corps I still cherish everyday I served. 96-00.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive, challenging experience that ended up rewarding me.

Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat opportunities for leadership responsibilities, many challenges for those who wish to meet them. It opened many doors for me.

ConsDemanding in time, mental toughness, and physical demands. This is not a career for the week, and the old adage "You get what you put into it" rings true.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut the warrior first, not policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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