Drill Sergeant (Current Employee), Columbus, GA – December 5, 2013
I would arrive to work if I was not sleeping at work very early to awake the trainees. I have learned a substantial amount of Infantry Tactics and people skills. The chain of command was always working to accomplish any obstacles that arose. My co-workers are a other Drill Sergeants who I could rely on when I needed anything. The hardest part of my – more... job was the hours and always being looked up to as a role model after I have been awake for 30+ hours some days. The enjoyable part of the job was when a trainee wanted to shake my hand and tell me thanks. – less
Truly enjoyed many aspects and various skills learned and taught to others
Petroleum Supply Specialist (Current Employee), Fort Hood, TX – December 5, 2013
Pros: health care, room for expansion, teambuilding, diversified community, various areas to excel.
Cons: promotions system
With 12 years of experience in the military industry focusing on team building, safety, and petroleum products quantity/quality control, I have maintained and supervised large quantities of products and members ensuring efficient production. I have been accountable for and supervised over 150 soldiers and responsible for millions of dollars in equipment – more... maintaining no losses or damages. The hardest, yet most enjoyable part of my job was deploying to foreign countries. Able to work close with distant units and expand my ability to educate and train many soldiers survival and life skills. – less
Fire Support Sergeant (Current Employee), Fort Knox, KY; Republic of South Korea – December 5, 2013
Pros: many life skills i learned from this job
Cons: long times i had to be without my family
It is a great organization. You get a lot of benefits and life skills. The hardest part is being away from family a lot of the time time. I enjoyed the field time. It got you to bond with the people that you worked with and got you to trust them in times of need. My co-workers and subordinates worked well together and we had a very good cohesive relationship.
Diesel Mechanic (Former Employee), Fort Campbell, Kentucky – December 5, 2013
A different world when you go the Army. A different experience like none other, you get to meet people from all over the world and learn a skill while you serve your country. I met a lot of people and have a lot of friends from the Army.
Travel, culture, where hard work and dedication pays
Food Service Manager (Former Employee), Ft. Bliss, TX korea, germany, Ft. Carson, CO – December 5, 2013
Pros: benifits, rewarding training
Hours where long, at the end of the day training and work was very rewarding. Learned teamwork, and skills that carried over to all aspects of my life. Management was tough and sometimes overbearing, but strived to maintain excellence, in the end the rewards paid off.Training young minds was the most rewarding part of the day. Hardest part of the day – more... was the long hours, being on your 16 hours a day made for tiersome days. Each day had different challenges and helped with redundency. – less
Network Administrator (Current Employee), Fort Campbell, KY – December 5, 2013
Pros: good workplace
Cons: needs to better organized
My experience while in the Army has been for the most part very positive. I have fostered many good friendships with people through the years. I have enjoyed my stay in the military but it is now time to move on to better things and utilize my skills and knowledge to someone elses benefit.
Infantryman (Current Employee), Fort Benning, GA – December 5, 2013
Pros: see resume
Cons: see resume
Leads, supervises, and serves as a member of an infantry unit of 20 personnel. Employs weapons in offensive and defensive ground combat. Inspect and ensure all equipment for function and readiness. Performs communication functions and operates communication equipment. Constructs fortifications, performs land navigation, and preventive maintenance – more... on weapons, equipment, and vehicles. Administers first aid, makes verbal reports, and operates wheeled vehicles. Transports personnel, supplies, and equipment to designated areas. Schedules and maintains accountability of all personnel within the unit. – less
25Q (Former Employee), Fort Bliss, TX – December 5, 2013
Cons: work whenever and wherever with no regard to families.
Stress, mental games, and unintelligent people who didn't know what they were doing being in charge of you were the hardest parts. People above you had too much power to do whatever they want to you. Ignore disabilities, take pay, take time, take rank. It is as if you are a slave with no self worth and respect from any superiors. You are treated as – more... if you don't know anything. The coworker sat around and talked about sex, drinking and video games, mostly sex. Disturbing sex stories about anything and everything, to involve cheating on their spouse. You typical do not do you job, you do janitorial work and the army is not viewed as highly as you would think when it comes to employers. Not worth it. – less
Test and Evaluation Project Manager (Current Employee), Fort Hood, TX – December 5, 2013
Cons: always gone away from home
Preparing everyday until the day of execution for each operational test. Prepared a budget for the customer to know what it will be the cost to perform the type of test they have requested. We have laid out a plan of what and how we will execute the test with equipment and the amount of personnel. Performing this position is a high tense fast pace job. – more... There is always something that need to be done and you have a small team, so everyone has to be able to multi task and be able to communicate with the rest of the team and present your portion of the work load. this will to ensure that everything is done to make mission. – less
Senior Training Specialist (Former Employee), Clarksville, AR – December 5, 2013
Pros: life long experience obtained
Cons: relocated too many times
I served 20 years of active service in the US Army. I had many different positions and leaders, so were good and some not so good. I obtained invaluable management and leadership skills in the Army and I am grateful to have served my country.
Aircraft Power Plant Mechanic (Former Employee), El Paso, Texas – December 5, 2013
Pros: sense of pride and purpose
Cons: low pay
I was challenged to do things that I previously thought was not possible for me, from graduating being the only African American to pass the Aircraft Mechanic Course to running 6 miles in full military gear. I learned that I could accomplish anything with a winning attitude.
AUTOMATED LOGISTICAL SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Fort Lewis, WA – December 5, 2013
Pros: being a manager of the medical records department.
Cons: not having enough hours in the day.
A typical day would consist of interacting with the residents, faculty meetings, scheduling appointments and maintaining the medical records. I've learned a great deal of patience. Not everyone works at the same pace as I do. Management encouraged my ideals as the were to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of my department. My co-workers and I – more... were like family. The hardest part of the job was losing a resident. The most enjoyable part of the job was taking care of the residents needs. – less