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AH-64D Attack Helicopter Repairer (Former Employee), El Paso, TX – February 18, 2013
Pros: plenty of paid holidays, great health care, lots of learning opportunity, and educational benefits
Varying work schedule depending on work load. Typically 6:30-7:30am for physical training and 9:00am-5:00pm for work. It was a great experience and learned a lot about my military occupational specialty, motivation, work ethic, attention to detail, pride, professional appearance, etc. My supervisors were very knowledgeable and always willing to mentor – more... the motivated individuals. Most co-workers were very close and like family. Very easy to work as a team. Training and deployments that require separation from family for long periods of time was the hardest part about the job but also the most beneficial for experience. Projects that require skill, pride and perfection have always been a passion of mine and equally rewarding to me that was the most enjoyable part of this job. – less
In a line Co, the first order of business would be to scrub all logbooks for hourly and/or daily inspections that were due that day. Once I updated my records of our 7 aircraft, I would head to the PC meeting to brief them on the flights and maintenance for the day. Upon returning, I would write the days work and flight on a dry erase board for my fellow – more... crew chiefs to see. Work in a line Co was fast paced and demanding, but it was also rewarding. The camaraderie and teamwork that I experienced in the Army is something I hope to find in future employment. – less
Recruiter (Former Employee), Litchfield Park, AZ – June 12, 2013
Cons: lack of freedom
typical day in recruiting starts with a center meeting on who is doing what that day as well as what needs to get done. When the meeting is over, you get started on what your tasks were, usually for me it was dealing with paperwork for either new enlistees or people getting ready to ship to IET. Leadership usually did not know what was going on and – more... would try to make you do things that were not necessary. Co-workers were the best part of the job as long as you all got along which we usually did. they made the job tolerable. – less
Army Reserve Recruiter (Former Employee), Brookfield, WI – June 12, 2013
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: rejection and people who do not like the militaries at all
A day in the life of a military recruiter is hard. Constantly on the phone calling prospects. Or making arrangements for face to face meetings at schools, colleges, or malls. There is a comradery amongst soldiers that keeps us close. Even with management. The hard part of being a recruiter was the rejection. But you learn to be thick skinned. The best – more... part was meeting many new people. Be it either applicants or just someone on the street. – less
Information Technology Specialist (Former Employee), Fort Carson, CO – June 12, 2013
Pros: great medical benefits, job security, and opportunity for advancement.
Cons: long times away from families and loved ones.
During my service in the United States Army I was well compensated for any activity that may have taken place. The organization is built on a structure that supports all personnel at every level. Very strong relation building environment with many supportive peers and supervisors.
Captain (Current Employee), Columbus, OH – June 12, 2013
As a Liaison officer for the 73rd TRP CMD, I had the opportunity to work with, and establish good working relationships across the myriad of support agencies, authorities and leadership by providing clarity, coordination, and competency in the midst of often confusion and disjointed interagency operations. I was tasked with coordination and support – more... of all HRF civil support units to include: CERFP (Primary Focus), CST, NGRF, and FSRT with planning, coordination, reporting, and execution of operational and training events. As a Liaison Officer, I have learned to multi-task to be sure all projects are completed on time. This is accomplished by setting priority tasks while providing accurate, consistent and essential information both vertically and horizontally on each project and completing them in the order of importance. – less
Im a hard worker person, well working with peers and learning quickly.
Infantryman (Former Employee), Fort Stewart, GA – June 12, 2013
It's a very difficult place to work. It's a non-stop job. You give all your time and life to work in the US Army but it's all worth it. The hardest part is always working day without sleep and still remain in training while doing so. It's a very discipline work place, also make you a stronger person at the same time.
Staff Sergeant/ Medical Technician (Former Employee), Fort Bragg, NC – June 12, 2013
Pros: pay and benefits were outstanding
Structure and discipline was the daily environment as a soldier of the U.S. Army. I learned how to take charge, be initiative, become a leader and self confidence through the ten years of enlistment. Management was definitely a must in the military in accordance with the rank structure, I was mentored by some outstanding leadership which helped my career – more... in achieving the promotions of becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer. In the military camaraderie was a huge factor within the units & battalions because every mission was we worked as a team, war time situations we knew we all needed each other like family.The hardest part of being in the Army was deployment time away from family and the most enjoyable part was being able to travel and experience other countries and cultures. – less
Battalion Chaplain Assistant NCO (Former Employee), Schofield Barracks, HI – June 12, 2013
Pros: healthcare, holidays, 30 days of leave
A typical day at work was making my boss job easier and I learned if I become efficient in my tasks then, work will run a lot smoother. Management is big in my job because without it one can easily loose focus. Quality is very imporant because the Army trains to standard and not time. I get along with all of my co-workers and I have learned from the – more... and taught as well. It was not hard part of my job because I love what I did. I enjoyed being accessible to all of the soldiers at any given time. – less
Productive workplace instilling young men with outstanding work ethics and values.
Power Generation Equipment Repair (Former Employee), Fort Drum, NY – June 11, 2013
Pros: job security, steady paycheck, best benefits from an employer
Cons: away from family a lot.
Showing up for accountability at 7 in the morning you began working out as a group to maintain physical and mental fitness. After an hour and a half of that you are released to shower and change in your duty uniform and were to report ten minutes prior to work call which was typically 10AM in the summer. Worked in your job specific sections until 12PM – more... when you typically were released for an hour lunch. Ten minutes prior to 1PM you have to be back and ready for work. Mechanics were supposed to wear protective coveralls at all times in their work area. Mechanics were responsible for repairing and diagnosing trucks and equipment. Management came and went and in the transitional period slacked professionalism. The co-workers were a wide variety of people from alternate backgrounds. The hardest part of the job was being away from family due to field training and deployments. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing you had work everyday and when. – less
Cav Scout (Former Employee), Fort Stewart, GA – June 11, 2013
- Enlisted as a Cavalry Scout (19D) - Trained and taught others on a multitude of weapons systems, survival, security,reconnaissance, crisis management, human resources, leadership, International Security Affairs, finance, and unit supply.
E-5 Sergeant (Former Employee), Schweinfurt,Germany – June 11, 2013
Pros: experience, travel, life changing
The Army is one of the greatest things I have ever done. I followed my dream, and loved every minute of my time in the Army. It was very challenging but very rewarding. You will never experience anything like it. Very eye opening, and will make your opinion on the world change. I would recommend the Army to anyone.
S6 Helpdesk Clerk (Current Employee), Fort Campbell, KY – June 11, 2013
Pros: long lunchbreaks, learning geat skills, meeting some wonderful people, becoming knowlegable and proficient at something i never thought i would be interested in.
A typical day at work consisted of coming into the office and handling any issues that arouse throughout the day. I learned alot from this job. Most of the things I know about automation equipment was learned from the army. I had supervisors that were difficult to deal with at times but we made the best of the interactions no matter how we may have – more... felt towards each other we always kept things professional. My coworkers were very fun to work with. They taught me alot and I was able to teach them as well. There were very few dull days at work thanks to my coworks. We bacame ahappy family during our time together. The hardest part of the job was having no IT people trying to tell me how to do my job as if I didn't know what I was doing. It would get quite aggravating at times because they would be so far from right. Most enjoyable part of this job was getting to help people and keep them satisfied. Just to receive the compliments and thank you from customers was insure very rewarding for me because it reassured me that I was doing a good job which is what I strive for at all times. – less