Q: What is it like working at U.S. Army?
Maintenance Manager in Colorado Springs:
Cons: Long hours.
Army Staff Sergeant, Infantry in Clarksville:
"The Bad, the Worse, and the Horrible."
Pros: I like that I am sometimes allowed take leave to get away from work.
Cons: Basically everything. It is a largely soul-sucking, health ruining, family destroying profession that robs you of the best years of your life, loved one's, and sanity.
Army Officer in Annapolis:
"An excellent leadership and service opportunity."
Supply Chain Specialist in Orlando:
"Long hours but pays off to accomplish our logistical mission."
Pros: I do what I love logistics.
Cons: N time for schooling.
Police Officer in Fort Hood:
"Long hours and little to no family time."
Pros: The benefits given.
Cons: Stress levels and pay.
Intelligence Analyst in Fort Bragg:
"It depends on how good you are at the job."
Physician Assistant (PA) in Fort Leonard Wood:
"U.S. Army Physician Assistants are Teachers my Nature."
Pros: My time as an Army Physician Assistant was one of the most fulfilling of my life. First of all, the training I received was excellent. I began to realize this after walking out of the PANRE feeling pretty confident. After a successful year on the DMZ in South Korea were I was responsible for the care of close to 1500 soldiers, my assessment of my training was confirmed. I retired from active duty in 1998 and started working as a civilian for the Army in a Family Practice Clinic. This was great as well. What I liked most about my job in the Army was working with great people, taking care of wonderful patients and actually seeing the postive results of my work.
Cons: The change of Medical Commanders of major hospitals and medical centers every two years is probably the worst policy or the Army Medical Command. These commander are just starting to have a firm grasp on the operations of their command when their two years are up.
They come in and make all sorts of changes that the permanent civilian employees have all seen before. These changes are usually have an adverse effect on the operations of our clinic and morale.
Chaplain in Columbia:
"Experienced counselor and motivational leader/chaplain."
Pros: Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions, stress level, the management.
Cons: Morning phisical training,
Helicopter Pilot in Portland:
Pros: I've absolutely enjoyed my training and mission while serving in the U.S. Army Reserves Aviation. I've vastly improved my career and desire to continue flying.
Cons: The hours and locations are not always suiting for my next step in life.
Systems Administrator in Columbia:
"I enjoy being able to analyze and solve tough IT problems."
Pros: The challenge it presents on a day to day basis. Every day new problems appear, and every day my team and I rise to the challenge to solve them.
Cons: I don't enjoy the constant moving with the Army. I want to have a job located in once location for the rest of my life.