US Marine Corps

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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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4.2 1,955 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(914 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Marine Corps

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    "Lack of TRUE leadership"

    0411 (Former Employee) Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

    ProsIf you can apply what you learn in Bootcamp, MOS School, and beyond to your day to day life you will succeed your peers in every aspect of life before the age of 25.

    ConsLeadership varies tremendously and results in whirlwind of issues from troop welfare, pay issues, kids getting married for the added pay and then the wives causing issues for the command, and so on. Small unit leadership is lacking in todays Corps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe thinning out of the Corps can't come soon enough. Promotions shouldn't hinge on the lackluster performance amplified by a self written FITREP or an easily obtainable cutting score that gives you 2 year NCO's and 5-6 year Staff NCO's.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    USMC love

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat life experiences, great training environment. They look out for your best interests.

    ConsTime away from family. Pay can be subpar compared to civilian jobs but is guaranteed unlike most jobs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone really, you guys know what you are doing and I commend you for that.

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

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    Life Changer

    Combat Engineer (Current Employee) Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

    ProsLearn core values
    Learn discipline and professional standards of the military
    Can make a career
    Military for single Marines offer good benefits, although military members don't get paid much, many benefits are offered

    ConsConstantly moving
    Stressful environments
    Physically demanding
    Military is a 24/7 job

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to the basics and be there for your Marines. Take feedback from others and gain respect, don't force it upon your Marines. You'll boost morale more if you gain respect for your Marines.

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

     

    Greatest choice I ever made in my life. I would do it again in a different life.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosopportunities for exploring different cultures and lifestyles. Promotions are a little slow now but well worth the wait. Benefits are like no other company.

    Consthere are zero cons with this company.

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    Everything is what you make of it

    E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    ProsFinancial stability, travel, educational benefits, a month a year of paid leave, and more make this a truly rewarding job in terms of benefits. But there is also a sense of pride and job satisfaction.

    ConsAway from family often and long hours at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower your NCOs without micromanaging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Valuable Leadership Opportunities and The Ability to Serve Your Country

    E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee) Havelock, NC (US)

    Pros-Health Care Benefits.
    -Decent Salary for a young man/woman without education.
    -Free college tuition while you're active duty.
    -Awesome college benefits for when you get out.
    -Holidays off if you aren't deployed.
    -Get paid to stay in shape.

    Cons-Long hours.
    -Lots of time away from family.
    -Difficult to settle in one area if you do have family.
    -Possibly incompetent management.

    Advice to Senior Management-Remember where you came from.
    -If you are not 100% committed to your duties and your Marines, move on to something else - don't stick around for pension or other benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has allowed mature well beyond my years.

    School of Infantry (West) Motor Transport Maintenance Chief (Current Employee) Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    ProsThe Marine Corps will make a leader out of anyone. You'll gain intangible abilities that you might otherwise take years to acquire or perhaps never.

    ConsIt's very physically and mentally demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe a manager who is able to push his employs to their full potential, make for the best manager or boss to work for. However, those managers need to have the tools to be able to make this happen. I've gained many tools for the Marine Corps. Knowing myself so I seek self improvement. Know my employs, so i can put them in the best position to succeed. My favorite is, Lead by example and they shall follow.

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

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    A very educational, and fast paced environment.

    Logistics Officer (Current Employee) Okinawa (Japan)

    ProsOne of the benefits of working here is the support that is given to the mid-level management. There is flexibility to achieve results while oversight is being provided.

    ConsAs an organization we are effective but not as efficient as I would like us to be. The Lean Six/Sigma process will be a valuable tool.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncorporate more lean practices into our processes.

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

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    Marine Corps

    U S Marine (Current Employee) Arlington, VA (US)

    ProsIf you don't know what to do with your life than military service is a good way to go. Opportunities for education, skills, on the job training and experience. Health, medical, dental covered including family members. Travel world-wide to some great places. Choose your occupational skill (MOS) carefully.

    ConsSome MOSs are dead end jobs and do not cross over well to good paying civilian jobs. You may get deployed repeatedly to the same less than desirable places. The "bad apple" Marines, you can't "fire" (discharge), make things miserable for everyone. Some junior Marine requirement entirely too much fatherly or motherly guidance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop allowing the going fads in the American Society to change the Corps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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