U.S. Army
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It is the military so the job is the job, overall the military is not a bad place to be in but for some, myself included, it is not the end all be all.
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Life changing

Life changing, happy I did it. I got to meet some great people and travel the world and got paid to do it. I would recommend it to anyone who was interested
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things
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  • Time and location flexibility

U.S. Army Cavalry Scout

I met a lot of people in the Army that I can call lifelong friends. Sure, work to life ratio can be hard for some people, the Army isn't for everyone. But it gets you on your feet, if you put in the effort to learn, it'll take you far.Of course there are places with bad leadership who should have never have gotten in that position in the first place, but there are other places where your leadership is there for you and helps support you and your goals.


Great people, great opportunities, benefits are nice.


Some people in leadership positions, time away from family.
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Not vad

Not a bad place to learn and grow and if u just listen to people and do what u supposed to do then u will go far and be able to go very far and u will have success
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It's fine, if you're a veteran or professional smoker

Just felt like a "good 'ol boys" club mostly. Not much opportunity for remote work, everything in tech is super far behind. Some good managers surprisingly, but there are plenty of officers who aren't your supervisor that think they can boss you around because they're used to grunts answering to them. Not my scene.
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Good job for someone needing steady pay

Good time at my job lots of development. Work life balance isn’t the best. Lots of travel all over the world and experience with different cultures and people. Constantly changing environment.
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Be all you can be

The army is a great place to build a career and has a variety of jobs to choose from. It is also a great way to earn benefits for education and medical coverage.
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Unit dependent

The job is mostly enjoyable as long as you embrace each challenge it has to offer. The days can be very very long, not to mention the training exercises and deployments. The benefits are mostly noticeable when you have a family and the pay is great when you are single and in the barracks. All of the cultural problems from a kinder gentler Army are unit dependent and also dictate how enjoyable the job is.


Healthcare, lunches, friendships


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Be a civilian

Good benefits for life and gives you something employers like to see on a resume. I don’t recommend staying in past your contract because the pay is just not cutting it.




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Would not recommend going in to air defense

Air defense is 14E, the army is not for everyone, but you will obtain leadership skills and adaptability as well as public speaking skills, there’s more you can take from it, but just be sure to do your research and pick the correct job/MOS




Mental health problems
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Great Place to Work

My 23 years in the Army was the best of my life had a lot to Great Leadership from NCOS to Officers. Trained a lot of great Soldiers. Five Combat tours brought all soldiers home safe most pride accommplishment of my career
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Military life is decent

Military life is alright. It all depends on what job (aka MOS) you do. I am a signal soldier so we spend most of the time just sitting around and staring at the equipment.
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Great time with Great people and everybody around you is going to deserve best possible way of getting you to the best possible place Everybody around used in the greatest and possibly can
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Great place if you don't like your life

Horrible leadership who only care about making slides and promoting those who sham out of work. Constantly working unscheduled hours for pointless reasons and only want to play the dog and pony show.
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it sucks dont join

pay sucked and the state would hold your job over your head, no room foradvancement unless you were in the click and if you say anything about ther union then they paint a target on your back
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Well structured place of employment

I learned the skills to be a leader through hard work, dedication, and discipline. You learned to adjust to any condition on short notice and under stress.


made life long connections while gaining life long skills and values.


Compensation and time away from family.
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Becoming part of the family

We succeed and fail together as a team. Your leadership will give you instruction everyday so you won't get lost. You will be train to become a leader.
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Travel and the ability to advance educationally and physically.

You can make rank faster by applying yourself and obtaining more education and applying for schools, missions and training exercises while envolved. The military will offer positions in management and leadership if you are willing to accept them.


Education and advancements


Combat possibility
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Productive and structured work place.

I enjoyed my time in the military. It was structured and educational. The things I learned helped me when I got out into the real world. It definitely prepared for the life.
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Soldier on hoooahh

it's ok. it is what you make of it honestly.. just focus on making YOURSELF better. don't wait for handouts. The Army will keep moving without you. Some people are afraid to get out
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The people who move up are stuck in the Stone Age and won’t listen to innovation from lower ranks. Very frustrating result is doing more work than necessary to accomplish any given task.
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Based on 78,623 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
4.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
4.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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