Overall Reviews at U.S. Marine Corps
Great Work Ethic Instilled
The Marine Corps is great at team building as well as ensuring each person is prepared to do their jobs. In addition, you learn to love your country as well as others in your unit and Corps. Semper Fi.
ProsShelter, training, food, heal care, and traveling.
ConsPay is not the best nor are the working hours at times. There is no over time or pay past 40 hours.
The Marine Corps will shape you into the person you never knew you could be. It builds strong character. You quickly learn the body can take just about anything, as long as you have a strong will, and a strong mind.
ConsIt's not easy
The work place is stable but high tempo as well, a variety of goals need to be met from a day to day basis in order to accomplish the task at hand. There is always a goal to be meet
It has been an adventure to say the least.
I enjoy being a Marine. Its something i always wanted to beome since i ws a boy. I intended on making a career out of it. Being deployed, missing countless birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and the birth of my second child. It was taking a tole on the relationships i had with my family and negativly affecting them. So that is why i am deciding to get out of the Marine Corps.
results vary depending on your command
personally i love the corps and what we stand for. but after continuously being thrown under the bus for higher up's incompetence. being pressured into situations that make me responsible for the life of my friends and neglect proper procedures just so they could brag to other squadrons about how many aircraft we had operational. continually having promises of classes and promotions thrust at you to motivate you only to have them taken away on a whim because the don't want to replace you sucks. but cream corn.
It’s a racist work culture. You’re putting your country first so it’s work first. Leave can be denied at the commanders discretion regardless of the reason you need to take leave. Few good leaders actually stay in
Operations Associate | Yuma, AZ
| Dec 26, 2019
High tempo and extremely competitive environment
Extensively long hours in austere conditions. High Tempo and extremely competitive work environment in a Military command structure. Skills that are fostered and developed encompass time and resource management, strong leadership skills, proactive decision-making skills, comprehensive understanding of company level logistics, supervision, management, administration, operations, communications, compliance, and budgeting.
It’s all a lie. You will think it is a special environment but it’s an illusion. There’s nothing elite or even virtuous. If you want to be challenged, look elsewhere.
Aeesome Combat experience
I would have stayed if promotion and job experience goes hand in hand.
Poor promotion and school knowledge does NOT supercedes actual experience.
Too many inexperience college kids wants to be in charge and does not listen to experience. Promotion is terrible specially for combat experienced soldiers. Only office workers has the advantage in promotions.
ConsPromotion is terrible.
Good job , meet great people. You get to see foreign countries and get a whole new outlook on life. If I didn’t have a family I would make a full career out of it but I would highly recommend.
ConsDistance from family
Disciplined, high speed, highly professional.
The USMC has instilled in me discipline, professionalism, sense of duty and purpose, camaraderie, a high level of fitness and situational awareness among countless other qualities I believe any employer would appreciate.