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US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
2,472 Reviews
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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 64 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to see the world as you learn great skills for the outside world (in 53 reviews)


Cons
  • Significant time away from family and friends is a sacrifice you will have to make (in 149 reviews)

  • You have to be prepared to work very long hours; it is truly a "service" to your country (in 256 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great organization of people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Management Chief in Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    You can excel as far as you want to push yourself. A vast array of job fields are available, and promotion is quick if you are an overachiever.

    Cons

    You can't stay forever, so get all you can out of every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Field Artillery Cannon Crewman

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

    I worked at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid Vacations, Educational Schools

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great starting job after high school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Semper Fi

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Best organization to be part of.

    Cons

    Deployments, long working hours. Time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Honored to work for the finest military organization in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Marine Corps Pilot in Washington, DC (US)

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

    Pros

    Honest, Integrity, Loyalty and taking care of each other both in peacetime and in combat.

    Cons

    Frequent deployments and time spent away from the family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the institution's core values and do your best with the work/family balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    In a few words

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Adjutant in Twentynine Palms, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Team mentality, meet different people with a common goal, travel, respect that's earned and a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Sexual predators, disrespect for women, low pay and possible death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and stop being full of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Drawdown is straining unit cohesion.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Current Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

    I have been working at US Marine Corps

    Pros

    Make the best friends of your life. You will get to experience alot that most people will never get the chance to.

    Cons

    For every good leader there is a bad leader. The drawdown is keeping a lot of "reg thumpers" around and not true leaders with real skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't weed out people based on mistakes made while a lower rank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    We are the unwanted that do the unthinkable to protect the freedom we have and love dearly in the United States.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief/Squad Leader (Sergeant) in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief/Squad Leader (Sergeant) in Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Instills the values of Honor, Courage and Commitment along with integrity and a strong work ethic that remains with you for life.

    Cons

    Very demanding both physically and mentally so it is not the career path for the weak at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times there is a feeling that the higher-ups have a "Do as I say and not as I do" attitude that is often overlooked. This is something that I personally believe would boost morale if this issue was addressed and eliminated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The best thing I ever did!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC (US)
    Former Employee - E4 - Marines - Corporal in Cherry Point, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Learn discipline, self motivation, healthy lifestyle, and pride, above all pride!

    Cons

    Little Pay, but great benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wireman

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

    I have been working at US Marine Corps as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, there will aways be a need for us.
    Good Pay, we get steady increases as we progress and get tax free housing allowances
    Worthwhile work

    Cons

    Deployments and time away from family gets old real quick.
    Uncertainty of where you'll end up next
    Long hours without an increase in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your Marines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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