US Marine Corps
4.2 of 5 1,631 reviews
www.marines.mil Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

US Marine Corps Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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4.2 1,631 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

US Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos

General James F. Amos

(743 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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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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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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good and bad

Logistics (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, NC (US)

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

ProsStable salary and benifets makes it attractive

ConsTime away from home, family and friends can be hard

Advice to Senior ManagementStop thiningthe ranks

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

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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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USMC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Marine Corps

ProsThe few, the proud.

ConsWork-life balance is not always the best.

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Positive, challenging experience that ended up rewarding me.

Platoon Sergeant (Former Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat opportunities for leadership responsibilities, many challenges for those who wish to meet them. It opened many doors for me.

ConsDemanding in time, mental toughness, and physical demands. This is not a career for the week, and the old adage "You get what you put into it" rings true.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut the warrior first, not policies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Challenging roles in an austere environment

Information Assurance Chief (Current Employee)
Camp Lejeune, NC (US)

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

ProsTravel to different countries, participate in multi-service exercises, opportunities for professional development in the information technology field, and working in a "let's work together" environment

ConsSince travel time is plenty, time away from family occurs often. Must be able to handle and adapt an ever changing work environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Teamwork

Quality Managemnt/Six Sigma Black Belt (Former Employee)
Valencia, CA (US)

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

ProsSkills to last a life time

ConsSeparation from Family, living in the desert, flying on CH-46

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat to serve and contribute to our freedom

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

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