CPOF Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Edgewater, MD – May 3, 2016
I loved this Job it, I was a real adventure I got the chance to travel all over Afghanistan, set up Master's, BUM's Mid-Tier's and client's. I was was able to train well over 6,000 Marines, Airman, Soldiers and Seamen in how to Utilize the Command Post of the Future in theater roles like G2,G3,G4 and G9. When deployed forward to Battalion and Company settings I taught these Marines and Soldiers how to use the features available to them in there day to day missions. In addition to that, I took the time not only to set the back end of CPOF for the user but I taught S6 elements (Military IT personnel) how to trouble shoot it and conduct basic maintenance.
Telecommunications Technician (Current Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – May 2, 2016
I enjoy serving with a sense of purpose and honor under the United States Marine Corps. Would never give this experience up for the world. As you move up in the ranks, Experience and many other skills are fine tuned and your ability to lead others is greatly enhanced. As a Marine you hold yourself to a higher standard than the average person, thus making you the best person you could possibly be.
There is no such thing as a typical day at work in the Marine Corps. Light Armored Recon battalion. We learned discipline and how to adapt and overcome in anything in life. We were constantly learning new areas in our trade and continually training to be better prepared and more efficient in everything we did.
physical fitness requirements, hard work and long hours
healthcare, deployments, being gone for months at a time
Warehouse Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – May 2, 2016
The management that I've worked under was a bit questionable at times. You could tell which managers were incompetent and the ones who knew what they were doing. Hardest thing about the job was working long hours and never having a set schedule. Besides all that there's is nothing that compares with the pride that comes along with being a Marine!
Amazing benefits. Steady pay check. Security.
It usually is the needs of the job that takes precedence.
Videographer (Former Employee) – Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC – May 2, 2016
I enjoyed the Marine Corps most of the time, the people you meet are unique and the friendships with them is amazing. You have to grow up fast and every day is a learning process. Everything takes a team effort.
Oil Analysis Technician Program Manager (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – May 2, 2016
The typical day consist of physical fitness, training, and whatever it takes to accomplish the task for the day. I learned discipline, respect, integrity, honor, commitment, and how to maintain a good work ethic. My co-workers were more like brother and we still keep in touch till this day. The hardest part of the job is maintain the discipline to stay in shape. The most enjoyable was the being able to work beside my brothers and sisters in the CORPS.
E4 Combat Engineer (Former Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – May 2, 2016
Typical day at work consisted of morning physical training while reviewing knowledge on the go followed by weapons/demolition handling with a safety brief prior to and after handling in the afternoon. Demolition and construction reviewing/training of junior marines in the evening.
Coworkers were young but full in spirit and eager to learn. Hardest part of the job was the physical training involving mountains with heavy gear.
Most enjoyable part of the job was the sense of pride of knowing how to handle almost any given task.
MCCS truly is dedicated to putting their employees first. Working on a recruit base is fast paced, but you have all the support you need to get your responsibilities done properly and in a timely manner.
The best part of the job is the Marines I was afforded the privilege of serving with. I will miss them more than anything. I learned from them maturity, leadership, tact and many other soft skills which will serve me well for the rest of my life.
I am only separating because there is little opportunity for me to further my technical skills inside of work. Further rank progression will not coincide with higher responsibilities until much later on, when I might be removed from the field completely.
Infantry / Squad Leader (Former Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – April 29, 2016
As a Machine-gunner in an infantry company, it was the most dynamic and unforgettable experience I have ever had. For anyone who is joining or wants to join, be ready to be away from home and working long hours, but experiences may differ.
Substance Abuse Control Officer (Former Employee) – Camp Lejeune, NC – April 29, 2016
typical day was wake up at 0530 am be in formation by 0600 for exercises til 0730 then go change over get in uniform and have another formation to hear word of our tasks at hand for the day til 1600. i learned leadership skills from my command and senior co workers and patience. Hardest thing was training and over seas deployments do to not being able to be close to family members but we had each other and everyone became family to deal with the harsh times and made the best of it. the most fun was being able to meet different races and become one and joke around to make time fly
This is a commitment rather than just a job. Each MOS is just as different from the next. Being in the Intelligence field has developed my professionalism to heights that would not have been reached by other means, really a great lifestyle in itself.
Great co-workers, free medical and dental.
Management can differ from each position, quality of life in the barracks is low