No one has your back here. Managers can run all over you and drive you into the ground. If your manager is the worst human being you've ever met, screws up all the time, puts down their employees and yells at them every chance they get, they will get raises, bonuses and a pat on the back for a job well done and nothing less. Work schedules are all over the place. You never know what you're going to be working from one day to the next. You may work 14 hours one day, then have to be back in after maybe 7 hours off the clock -- if you're lucky. The typical office environment for some branches is hostile and stressful. Rules within departments change with the wind. Hard to ever know what is right and what is wrong. No bonuses, no raises (outside of DOL), unaffordable healthcare benefits, management has no morals, or the integrity to keep anything discussed between them and the employee private... The list goes on. At the end of the day, the only important thing with this company (or at least the people who represent it here at Fort Polk) is money. They don't care about the employee and they never will.
Aside from that, the job can be very enjoyable. When you're out there in the field or wherever and you're working for the soldier, doing what you can to help ready them for deployment, it's an amazing feeling. That alone is what keeps most of us coming back.
Overtime (when you can get it)
Long hours, unreliable schedules, stressful, no raises, no bonuses, being paid less than you should for the job you actually do, management, lack in integrity