US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated 30 October, 2014
Updated 30 October, 2014
2,239 Reviews
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US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos
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Pros
  • Full medical and dental along with housing paid for (in 61 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 148 reviews)

  • Long hours, stuck with some people that in the civilian world would have been fired (in 252 reviews)

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    USMC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Brotherhood through pain is something that brings you together

    Cons

    Hard work is expected and complaining is not tolerated

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    Hard work, deceives dedication in many aspects.

    Current Employee - 0311
    Current Employee - 0311

    I have been working at US Marine Corps part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Earned leave and benefits. Americas 911 force

    Cons

    promotions are based on distinguished and dedicated allegiance to duty.

  3.  

    MarineCorps was a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Military Instructor in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Military Instructor in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for the marine corps is the commodore. Working in the military gives a sense of being, where you know that you are doing something good, whigh you can look back on and know that you didn't waste your time.
    Healthcare was amazing, In that you wouldn't pay but 27 a month for yourself and a spouse. Not much more for kids.
    To have a baby costed $0.00, which we know now the average cost is above 20,000.
    Dental less than $10.00
    12 extra per dependent.
    Thrift savings plan is a great way to save for retirement.
    Education is continuous in that depending in your job you can and will be forced to become better.
    4500 a year in education benefits without using G.I. BILL funds.
    GI BILL equates up to 117,000 over 4 years after out. Monthly housing allowance book stipend 1,000 a year.
    Discounts almost anywhere to save on almost anything.

    Cons

    Working with management was sometimes frustrating. There is a belief where if 1 person makes a mistake they tend to prefer mass punishment for all instead of isolating the issue and individuals responsible.
    If deployed the possibility of death.
    time away from family when going on month long field operations to deserts or woods.
    Again time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Punish individuals instead of everyone in a company. Or your section. Give people opportunity to advance in ranks, and not choosing favorites. Observe more, and interject less. Let us learn some small mistakes that's how we learn. Micromanaging is the worst thing to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Recruiter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Work back in the community and make a difference. Learn a lot about yourself and the public work sector.

    Cons

    The American public has a large number of ungrateful turds that want hand outs. Long hours and rude people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update recruiting practices to reflect current times.

  6.  

    4 yr. Airwing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Steady Pay. Made lots of friends.

    Cons

    No life. Treated like a child.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ride the lightning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Chief
    Former Employee - Operations Chief

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

    Pros

    The experience from day one until your last day is something you will never forget. You form inseparable bonds with all Marines and you become a better citizen in the end.

    Cons

    It's not for everybody. If you embrace the martial culture, it will prepare for many things in life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful career full of uniques challenges and opportunities -- see the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Leader in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Pay, benefits, job satisfaction, job security
    - Signigicant responsibilities

    Cons

    - Frequent moves
    - Large, so you are never looked at as an individual beyond a rank and MOS regarding assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do not over regulate and beome like German military in WWII.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was like waking up eveyday with a purpose.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Loved being with my guys and girls.

    Cons

    Some days are not so awesome, but you still push through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to understand, not to respond.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Last job you'll ever need

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Switchboard Operator in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at US Marine Corps (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Great benefit for you and your family.

    Cons

    Deployments can be lengthy. If you have a family this is something you might want to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good learning exsperiance, good for devloping leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 0621 in Jacksonville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - 0621 in Jacksonville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Comrodery was good within the Corps...getting to shoot at gun ranges

    Cons

    Pointless formations, disgruntelded SNCO's...not much time for family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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