US Marine Corps
4.2 of 5 1,660 reviews
www.marines.mil Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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4.2 1,660 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(755 ratings)

86% 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 good start

2146 (Former Employee)
Twentynine Palms, CA (US)

I worked at US Marine Corps as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsA very good reason to join the marines is to get a head start in certain careers and after serving for four years you get the G.I. bill to help pay for college.

ConsYou might have to move somewhere you don't want.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is to you to you to move up because the marines have a score that is up to you to improve and move to management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Life changing

E-7 (Current Employee)
Okinawa (Japan)

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

ProsBest way to gain an upper hand in the world immediately after graduating high school. Continued education and benefits make sticking around worthwhile.

ConsRequires a lot of sacrifice on your part to and your families part. Is all consuming of your life and time, especially during periods of unrest.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trucking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Once in a life time experience.

Cyber Network Systems Chief (Former Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

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

ProsTravel, great job experience and excellent benefits.

ConsBad duty station you could be at for up to 3 years. Dealing with people that no longer want to be Marines and attempt to make everyone else feel the same as them.

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

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Maint Chief (Current Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with, camaraderie, life lessons, NOT FOR THE WEAK! Great benefits, 30 days paid vacation a year, free medical/dental, world travel, family benefits! You will learn how to be a decision maker, leader, diversity, and have a great sense of pride.

ConsIf you can not conform to authority and work well as a team you should not consider the Marine Corps as a career option.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your roots and remember where you came from.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Get out of it what you put into it

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Proslots of opportunities for career growth

Consit is hard to find the right opportunities if you don't have a good mentor to guide you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It used to be a lot of fun

Marine (Current Employee)
Quantico, VA (US)

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

ProsBenefits, paid leave, 30 days a year

Conslong hours, work weekends, leadership not as good as used to be

Advice to Senior Managementdo your job the way it is supposed to be done, not what you want to see done

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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E5 - Marines - Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

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

ProsThere are great benefits to joining any branch of service. They have full medical/dental benefits for the member and their family. Countless education benefits including tuition assistance and the GI bill. You receive training in fields that could be very relevant to civilian jobs, such as electronic maintenance, engine mechanic, etc.

ConsIf you don't work well under authority then the military isn't for you. The people that succeed and get quickly promoted are the ones who deal with people in authority over them. Also the pay isn't great for the amount of training and hours worked.

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

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Great career path and great benefits

Infantry/Training Management (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL (US)

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

Prosguaranteed pay, health car, housing allowance, travel, lots of skills

Consdeployments, downsizing now, micro managed

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the war days, and stay out of the little guys buisness

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great life experience has pros and cons but the overall is the value you take when you transition out!

6153 Airframe Mechanical/QAR (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsThe life can be difficult but the little things you learn are great advantages later in life!

Cons10% that's all I can say. The 10% refers to the percentage of staff NCO's and Officers that bring valid value to there fellow marines. It appears that once time in grade is meet the wheels fall off and 90% coast and don't invest in their junior marines.

Advice to Senior ManagementFair to Good advancement is only gained on once ability to work hard. Down side is in the Marine Corps running fast and shooting well leans to advancement more than MOS abilities. I'd like to see MOS knowledge be a bigger advancement factor.

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

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The Best, to Serve Your Country

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps full-time

ProsThe Title Of US Marine

ConsThere are not many cons

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

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