Logistics Manager (Current Employee), Fort Riley, KS – October 4, 2015
Pros: All ways changing
Cons: Zero Family Stability
I did not work, but served the people of the United States. As a result, I worked 70-80 a week making sure that everyone around would be successful. This is a great secured job. If, you are single than you will be very successfully in the Army. Having a family is hard because of the amount of work. Overall, I have learn a lot about the government and myself.
Mail Handler (Former Employee), Fort Stewart, GA – October 4, 2015
it was a big game of politics and if you were not within the clique you were not looked at for advancement in rank or job training. every weekend there was fraternization between the leadership and the soldiers with drunk partying nights.
Very exciting and rewarding career in the U.S. Army.
Combat Engineer/Recruiter (Former Employee), Fort Lewis, WA – October 4, 2015
Pros: Leadership opportunities
Throughout my duration in the U.S. Army not only did I attend multiple schools and learned many trades I was provided the opportunity to mentor and counsel Soldiers and mold them into the future leaders – more... of America. Some schools I have attended are the combat engineer course, primary development leadership course, advanced leader course, recruiter course, station commander course, 56 passenger bus driver course, urinalysis drug screening course, equal opportunity course and the battle staff course. – less
Power Generation Equipment Repairer (Current Employee), Saginaw, MI – October 4, 2015
Pros: supplying and maintaining a generator for soldiers to rely on
I've learned a lot about being a power generator mechanic. I love troubleshooting faults and supplying power to loads. The hardest part would be removing and installing heavy components. The most enjoyable parts would be reading the schematic diagrams, trouble shooting and finding the faults. The soldiers I work with is full of motivation and team work.
Squad Leader (Current Employee), Fort Bragg, North Carolina – October 4, 2015
Pros: health care
Cons: never knowing your hours
Being a mid level leader in the army is taxing to say the least. If you aren't in the field train you are trying to figure out how to get your 18 year old privet out of debt, or figuring out the manning – more... for the next range while still having people back at the company to get the job done there. On top of that you still have to train the men on the tasks that they will need to know for the next time they go into the field. There is a lot of management for each individual so that you can then manage the team. – less
Squad Leader (Former Employee), Harrison, AR – October 4, 2015
Cons: Not being able to continue in this job field.
I loved this job with all of my heart. I spent eight years giving my all to this country and all of its glory. I would still be in but after a terrible motorcycle accident I could no longer perform my – more... duties.
A typical day- Wake up early bust your butt, eat and get ready for work. I would train or help train on new equipment and new ways to perform tactics.
Management was your normal management but most of the "Managers" i.e Officers or higher rank NCOs would still get down in the dirt and help anyway they could.
Co-workers best you could ask for, people from all walks of life all working to help protect and rebuild this wonderful Nation.
Signal Support Systems Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Polk, LA – October 3, 2015
Pros: free food. Good Benefits.
Cons: No personal time, no family time.
Long Days and early mornings. Hard work is instilled in all soldiers. Family time and personal time is not given much. You spend a lot of time at work. Wives and kids hardly see you so the household eventually began to experience significant problems.
Learned the information to make decision on a career
Military Police Officer (Former Employee), Fort Knox, KY; Camp Humphrey Korea; Fort Dix, NJ – October 3, 2015
Pros: Travel, education and learning a new field not previously open to women
Cons: Being away from home for extended periods of time.
Never a dull moment. Learning the requirements for the job and providing assistance to individuals such as traffic control, radio communication with other officers and learning to fire and maintain a weapon.in the course of my duties as a patrol officer.
Military Police Officer (Former Employee), Fort Lewis, WA – October 3, 2015
Pros: Meeting friends that ill always have.
Cons: the miscommunications between higher ups.
This was a well organized environment. I learned so much in my time in being in the military. Working as a team was one of the main priorities, in my company, getting better acquainted with your peers.
Scout Sniper (Former Employee), North Carolina – October 3, 2015
Typical day included waking up at 4AM, working out until 8AM then showering and heading to work at 9:30AM. Most days, if we weren't doing paperwork or cleaning trucks or weapons, we were at the range – more... shooting or in the field doing training missions. We were usually off between 5PM and 7PM. Some days, we would jump out of airplanes.
I learned a lot about growing up and being an adult. I learned time management, team management and leadership.
My co-workers were the best I've ever had.
Hardest part of the job were the hours and sometimes grueling exercises.
Best part of the job was putting on my uniform everyday knowing that my brothers had my back and I had theirs. – less
Lots of experience dealing with different situations and different cultures
Motor Transport Operator (Former Employee), Ft. Eustis, VA, Ft. Hood, TX – October 3, 2015
Pros: military discount, hour and a half lunch, housing allowence, food allowence, health care
Cons: Going to 3rd world countries for months at a time, Relocating every four or five years
Most days was spent inspecting trucks or supervising subordinates ensuring there was nothing wrong with the trucks so that they could be ready to drive at anytime. Driving all different kinds of vehicles – more... from a M915A1 (Tractor Trailer or semi truck) to a 1151A1(civilian equivalent of a Hummer, just not as luxurious). Driving these vehicles to various locations. Physical training Monday thru Friday at 6:30 every morning. The hardest part of my job was just waking up at 5:30 or earlier depending on what had to be done the next day. The best part of my job was driving and meeting various types of people from many different cultures to get perspective on how different people do things. – less