US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
2,059 Reviews

4.2
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 52 reviews)

  • You get to travel, see the world and get aquainted with other people of the world (in 47 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to spend time away from family in both deployed and non-deployed enviroments (in 127 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 220 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Marine Corps

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People, adventure, pay, experience, travel

    Cons

    rules and regulations and deployments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Supply Officer

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    Former Employee - Supply Officer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Supply Officer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and management experience. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Time away from family. Very bureaucratic and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to seek ways to innovate via technology.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good way to re-boot your life and get a fresh start.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get college paid for, training that you can take to the real world when your tour is done. Ability to travel around the country and the world. Full health care for you and family.

    Cons

    Low starting salary. Politics at higher levels. Do more with less mentality from the top on down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your troops, listen to the NCOs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Marine Corps has set me up for success through out my entire life.

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    Current Employee - 2111 - Small Arms Repair Technician  in  Havelock, NC (US)
    Current Employee - 2111 - Small Arms Repair Technician in Havelock, NC (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The Corps provides you with health insurance. The Corps can turn any boy or girl into a man or woman he/she needs to become to be successful in life.

    Cons

    The Corps is becoming more difficult through the years. In some, but now all, the leadership is unfortunate. Marines are not always given the credit deserved. Once some one gives their life to an organization, they shouldn't only be thanked when they go home, but also when they are on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank me men and woman for their efforts, show them they are appreciated more. It's tough as a young Marine to be away from family, be the family for them. Show the young Marines they are loved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    To be part of the the best American Fighting Unit

    Cons

    You have to be mentaly strong at all times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible hours, holiday time off, and health benefits.

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    Former Employee - Office Automation Assistant  in  Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Office Automation Assistant in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    I worked at US Marine Corps full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best thing I like about working for the Marine Corps is that I feel like I am still a Marine. I get to be close to the comradre, and also get to work with hard working civilians.

    Cons

    There are no cons for this section. However I have to write a sentence in order to get this review approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management has always been excellent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    U.S. MARINE

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    Former Employee - Company 1stSgt  in  Twentynine Palms, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Company 1stSgt in Twentynine Palms, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    30 days paid vacation, travel the world and serve your country. Guaranteed pay check twice a month

    Cons

    long hours, field evolutions, long standing times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from when you get into those positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The Best Experience of my life

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    Current Employee - Company Commander  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Company Commander in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many skills and life altering experiences

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help transitioning troops find civilian jobs. There are no need for tankers in the real world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sergeant USMC Data Marine

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    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist  in  Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Data Network Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    These may sound generic, but with the USMC you get training, Experience, Opportunity, compensation, medical, dental as some great perks. Above all the greatest thing about the USMC is mentorship and small unit leadership, the ability for someone to assist you in your professional and personal development, and for you to do the same to the many Marines that will be in your charge.

    Cons

    Leadership can at times be very unpredictable, causing excess hours, redoing plans or events, or complete mission failure. Some people say the first two are just part of the job, but they don't have to be. Good planning and consulting the experts even if they happen to be lower rank than you can go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons and improve on what I said. Acknowledge your weakness as a leader and seek growth. Improving leadership will effect almost all problems we face.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Most rewarding experience of my life!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Serve my country, sense of pride, tangible results.

    Cons

    Time away from family, little room for advancement due to manpower

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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