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Updated 3 Jan 2020

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  1. "Unique Experiences"

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    Current Employee - British Army Officer - Captain in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unique working environment with a wide range of opportunities unavailable elsewhere. Deployments, training, sport and adventurous training. Flexible working hours when not deployed.

    Cons

    Prescribed career for Officers in the Captain - Major bracket. Limited variety of unit types in main Garrisons, potentially limiting location choices.

    Advice to Management

    Remove time served rules applied for promotion and move towards more of a meritocracy.

    The British Army2019-06-17
  2. "Old school management in a new world"

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    Current Employee - Royal Engineer in Ripon, England

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Travel, adventure training, yearly progression and very strong friendships

    Cons

    Unable to plan future, sometimes very very fast notice for work, varying work hours, young soldiers smarter than ever

    The British Army2020-01-03
  3. "Outdated, underfunded and under-manned."

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    Former Employee - Electronic Warfare Operator (RSigs) in Haverfordwest, Wales
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    4 day working week. Good camaraderie. Good Adventurous training opportunities. (Skiing / Climbing / Kayaking etc). Good promotion prospects if you can stick the monotony as most people leave ASAP. 26-35k for junior personnel (1-3years exp) Free 24hr Gym.

    Cons

    Poor equipment. Worse training. Rapid turnover of personnel due to poor retention leading to few competent operators. Typical workload is largely menial jobs , dissociated from your actual trade. Poor living conditions.

    The British Army2020-01-03
  4. "Lots of Staff Work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sandhurst, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Adventurous training and up-skilling opportunities.

    Cons

    Senior officers drive desks.

    The British Army2019-12-01
  5. "Installation Technician"

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    Current Employee - Installation Technician in Bicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel the world and do lots of adventure training

    Cons

    Pay scale low when start

    The British Army2019-11-26
  6. "Excellent start to a career."

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    Current Employee - Captain 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Well paid. Good work/life balance. Adventure training opportunities. Can feel like you are making a difference.

    Cons

    Can have limited say in your career.

    The British Army2019-10-30
  7. "Joining the Army changed my life!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catterick Camp, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel, sport, adventure training, professional development throughout your career.

    Cons

    Old style of management which is reluctant to change. Time away from home.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lowest levels and slow the pace of life down.

    The British Army2019-07-05
  8. "British Army"

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    Current Employee - Officer 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team Challenge Opportunity for travel Personal Development Adventurous Training

    Cons

    Personal Sacrifice Resources dwindling Toxic Leadership at the top

    Advice to Management

    Sadly an Army in decline

    The British Army2018-11-28
  9. "short opinion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team environment at times, travel and adventurous training

    Cons

    long hours, no freedom of choosing when to work. communication very poor in most units.

    The British Army2018-11-22
  10. "British Army"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel Adventure training Qualifications Driving licenses Job security Free dental and medical care Easy life if you play the game!

    Cons

    Sometimes treat like a child Micro managed by inexperienced officers

    The British Army2018-08-24
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