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Great culture; job impacts real world; wonderful teammates; less likely to have toxic bosses (most leaders care about you); reward hard work; great leadership experience
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Very Boss Dependent

Your leadership makes or breaks your experience. And those roles change all the time so there's not guarantee you keep a good boss. Requires a lot of intrinsic motivation.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Ability to learn new things

Leaders sucks

I had a great time in the army with all the boys. I felt my job in the army was repetitively fun. The leadership however is what drove me out. I went thru 3 1SG/CO and they all were nuts.
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It depends...

Some managers are great. Some managers should undergo annual psych evals and review leadership and ethics guidelines. If you get put on a great team of people and get to work on some cool stuff, it's a great place to work. If you are with a lot of people that have given up on life or with a bunch of engineers that are essentially walking egos and their entire identity revolves around called an engineer and drive around a large luxury SUV/truck mall crawler with zero tread on the tires while complaining about cost of tires and the same taxes that pay their salary; look to transfer. The government is a great place to work, but there's a lot of various bubbles everywhere and it can be great in some and toxic in others. There's also some people that bounce around and have been in a dozen offices in 12 years and it's a game of radioactive hot potato.
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Army strong

Nothing extraordinary besides meeting great people . We do not have great management but with the limited resources, the commander and first Sergent try to pull it off most times
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Leadership is terrible

Stewardship… LOL enough said about that. As an adult professional who joined later than the 20 something average. Scraping bottom of the barrel when it comes to leadership because automatic promotion process. If you have any level of development this will be a challenging situation from my experience. I loved serving and would do it a 1000% over but don’t think it’s going to be left better than you found it as I hoped to.
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Productive and fun workplace

Lots of opportunity for advancement… if you go the enlisted route. Not many females- more females should join. Plenty of chances to move up in the ranks
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Good Experience

Good experience but career blocking runs rampant. Your bosses will generally work against your career goals and hold you in positions longer than you should be there.
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Lots of job choice and availability

The Army is changing towards a more inclusive model and getting away from its cultural roots. While this may ostensibly seem accommodating of all, it depends on your definition of discipline. In general, the Army is a large organization. There’s alway going to be a way to promote if you’re half-decent at your job. Lacking retention in todays society with the amount of hours and moving around it requires, but the overall sense of purpose and people you meet along the way make the biggest difference.
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Great benefits and teamwork

Had a blast. Definitely recommend to all highly motivated individuals. Seen many places and met many unique people. I would go back in a heartbeat but I retired but I miss it everyday.
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Great place to learn and challenge yourself

Come in with a plan, challenge yourself every day, and take advantage of the benefits that the army provides and you will not be disappointed. You will develop the skills needed to be successful in any job if you are willing to work hard.
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Chain of command

The location is close to st.louis and scott air force base which makes lot of options to live nearby. It is go to for soldiers live in missouri and chain of command is excellent
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Fun place to learn and grow

Good place to learn. Training is taken very seriously. Travel and money are decent for early career. Hard to do with a family. Set me up well for a career.
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Fun place to work

Great all around fun! That said, most captions are nowhere near that long or stuffed with that many hashtags. No matter the length, the important thing is for your Instagram captions to grab attention and be easy to read and follow.
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Amazing place for an apprenticeship

I worked as an apprentice for DEVCOM and it was a blast. Work was fun and my mentor was amazing. People were generally very nice. STEM office was full of passionate people. Only issue is politics between groups which can slow down trying to get things done.




Bureaucratic inefficiencies
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Honor to serve the freedoms of democracy

In peace time you will have a typical 9 to 5 work day. You will do what you swore to do. The culture is diverse but people bond with who they are comfortable. War is tough and you need Faith, Battle buddies, and training!




Huge sacrifice of family, friends, body, and mind.
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fast paced and challenging but there are a lot of day off for holidays.

6:30 AM is typical to be at work but sometimes it's even earlier. There were times I didn't get home till 11 at night. work hours just depend on who is in your command team and what needs to be done that day. workplace culture and what is most enjoyable just depends on who is in charge that year and who is in your squad, you can be in one company and enjoy it than next thing you know when new people cycle in, it can do a complete 180 and not be so fun.
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Great memories, great experience

Plenty of options and opportunities if you're willing to be proactive. Not just another paycheck. You'll work hard every day of your life for great benefits and even better company.
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It’s ok

Very stable job and great government benefits. Work is bogged down with bureaucracy and doing things how they have always been done. Good if you want low stress, not ideal for those with high ambitions
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Great place to get an education

Great place to work. Paid travel, vacation, Medical coverage is second to none. Enjoyed learning new things and meeting new people. Enjoyed the promotion potential.


Paid Travel; Education


Medical staff shortages
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Camaraderie, Duty, self less service, patriotism

I love being part of something that is greater than life itself. Contributing to the defense of this great nation is the most important thing in my life.


Benefits, security, esprit de Corp.


Long working hours, family separation.
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Based on 81,207 reviews

Ratings by category

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
3.9 out of 5 stars for Management
4.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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10%say women are treated fairly and equally to men

60%would recommend to other women

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