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Updated 11 Jan 2020

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The British Army Chief of the General Staff Nicholas Patrick Carter (no image)
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  1. "Soldier"

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    Current Employee - Soldier in Kinloss, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Travel Opportunities Low bills due to accommodation price

    Cons

    Not much say in anything you do. Management often unqualified.

    The British Army2019-02-19
  2. "Not what it used to be."

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to travel Pension Pay Teamwork Flexible

    Cons

    Time away from family New pension not as good

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    The British Army2020-01-09
  3. "Diverse opportunities and challenges"

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    Current Employee - Captain in Hermitage, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very broad opportunities for travel There is emphasis on developing skills and training It is a fantastic team environment There are locations throughout the country Fantastic pensions and annual leave

    Cons

    Being away from family is hard You have to do what you are told You are legally obligated to commit to employment for times periods

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    The British Army2019-12-21
  4. "Great Platform For future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities, Strong friendships, great working environment, huge opportunity to travel, memories for a lifetime

    Cons

    Very specific career path for an infantry officer, poor pay for amount of demands placed on personal life, little opportunities to command once beyond Captain

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    The British Army2019-10-28
  5. "Combat engineer - Carpenter"

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    Former Employee - Sapper in North Tidworth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to travel and have experiences no civilian will have. Structured career path.

    Cons

    The balance, if you are married etc, if family life and work can be difficult.

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    The British Army2019-10-11
  6. "Good as a stepping stone."

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    Current Employee - Royal Military Police 

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary. Good progression. Opportunities for travel or CPD.

    Cons

    No benefits in a full career anymore. Archaic management systems in place. Continually degrading benefits cement the career as merely a stepping stone.

    The British Army2019-09-09
  7. "Poor Retention"

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    Current Employee - Sergeant British Army 

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Good team, Good Travel opportunities

    Cons

    Poor Retention, Pension changes, To many people non deployable so extra work for those that are

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    The British Army2019-07-11
  8. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Ammunition Technician in Colchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -opportunities for travel -develops you as a leader and manager -develops your confidence

    Cons

    -possibility of toxic management -little control over work/life balance -long periods away from family

    The British Army2019-07-08
  9. "Some good some bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel and work with awesome people

    Cons

    Poor people management and high work load for pay

    The British Army2019-03-13
  10. "Staff officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Working in a fast-paced, proactive environment with good people who are able to articulate their thoughts clearly and concisely in order to achieve their objectives. Good opportunities to travel and a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Unexpected changes to plans can impact family life. Self-imposed bureaucratic structures can impede timely results.

    The British Army2019-01-20

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