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The British Army Reviews

Updated 18 September 2018
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Nicholas Patrick Carter
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  • "Constantly being away from home" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Senior appointments have little work / life balance" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent young man's game"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prepares you for life, creates a solid foundation of skills.

    Cons

    Prone to injury, low level of cognitive improvement.


  2. "Extremely rewarding but challenging, a very diverse and fast paced organisation."

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    Current Employee - Senior Soft Facilities Manager in Andover, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Soft Facilities Manager in Andover, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job satisfaction. Inclusive culture. Pay and incentives.

    Cons

    Transiant nature of positions. Risk of Governmental change.

  3. "OCdt UOTC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army part-time

    Pros

    Strong Leadership development throughout the weekends away

    Cons

    The weekends could be better structured at times


  4. "Army life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Travel, training, career development

    Cons

    Always away from family. Treated like a baby until you've served 8 or more years


  5. "Infantry Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Incredible travel opportunities.

    Excellent people management exposure.

    Exciting experiences.

    Cons

    The Army is suffering from a serious manning shortfall. As a result can become a depressing environment if you don't throw yourself into it.


  6. "Dtus bursar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army part-time

    Pros

    Supportive throughout the whole process

    Cons

    Sometimes do things for the sake of doing them


  7. "Junior officer"

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    Current Employee - Lieutenant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with people, travel, social life

    Cons

    Low responsibility, forced postings, prior experience counts for nothing

  8. "Good to test yourself outside of work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army part-time

    Pros

    Adventure, meeting challenges that you don't face in a civilian environment.

    Cons

    Periods where it can be boring and mundane

    Advice to Management

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  9. "electronics technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    ability to meet interesting people

    Cons

    not paid enough for the amount of commitment needed


  10. "Soldier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army part-time

    Pros

    Adventure
    Sense of belonging
    At times engaging and rewarding
    Working with like minded people

    Cons

    Heavily micromanaged
    Time based promotion


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