US Marine Corps
4.1 of 5 1,640 reviews
www.marines.mil Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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4.1 1,640 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(747 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Opportunity to see the world on the military's dime"
    in 39 reviews
  • "There is huge promotion potential, pay and benefits are good"
    in 34 reviews
Cons:
  • "Having to spend time away from family in both deployed and non-deployed enviroments"
    in 105 reviews
  • "Long hours and quality of life can depend on leadership/upper management"
    in 181 reviews
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A life expierence

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

Prosthrough my time in the marines i have learned and expiernced a lot, depending on the typed of individual you are will decide how much learn and how well you do.

Consdepending on where you go,some individuals you meet are not so keen on helping you. as well be prepared to be away from your loved ones for a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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One of the few....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsChallenging, training, benefits, being one of the few.

ConsLong hours, family separation, tough conditions.

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 Job Ever

Infantry Squad Leader (Former Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

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

ProsLeadership, teamwork and technical competency were excellent. Enormous pride in all that is accomplished. The experience had a positive influence on my life and the choices I made. The experience made me into a superior performer when compared to others who never served. Life long friendships. Very challenging work environment. No place like it.

ConsFrequent deployments make family life very challenging. You may have to "saddle up" at a moments notice and drop everything, including family. No place to have a family.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not allow the PC crowd to influence the tradition. Strengthen the standards! Be more aggressive in removing the non-performers.

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

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Outstanding and wonderful experience.

E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Current Employee)

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

ProsJob certainty, steady pay check, travel, experience, room for growth

Conshard way of life, early and late days at work, and no over time.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep leading by example.

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You'll get what you sign up for, plus a whole lot more

Helicopter Pilot (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, NC (US)

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPride of service, excellent training, leadership development opportunities...and the opportunity to kill bad guys. You won't get paid to fly in combat anywhere else. People here are top notch.

ConsUnpredictable schedules can be extremely stressful for young families. Lots of time spent by senior leadership covering its butt..safety stand downs, holiday accident reduction forms, higher inspections, etc...instead of focusing on your primary MOS.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate the various training requirements into one common sense program that takes into account the basic Marine's limited attention span.

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

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Great sense of service to nations. Steady, respected career.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsReliable people with common work ethic and sense of purpose. Adventure. Guaranteed paycheck.

ConsLarge company with little flexibility or meaningful innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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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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