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The British Army Reviews

Updated 18 February 2019
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  1. "Soldier"

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    Current Employee - Soldier in Kinloss, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Soldier in Kinloss, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Travel Opportunities
    Low bills due to accommodation price

    Cons

    Not much say in anything you do.
    Management often unqualified.


  2. "Life in the army"

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    Former Employee - Soldier in Aldershot, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Soldier in Aldershot, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great life experience and opportunities to work overseas.

    Cons

    nomadic lifestyle and will be often away from the family.

  3. "Driver"

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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

    Travel, friends, sport, pay and career

    Cons

    Away from home a lot


  4. "Amazing career with fantastic people"

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    Current Employee - Major in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Major in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Adventure, variety, teamwork, lifestyle, pay not bad and reliable

    Cons

    Career structure requires constant movement of job and locations


  5. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Great experiences wirh great people,.

    Cons

    To many changes to terms and conditions


  6. "Overall positive"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Experiences of management and leadership

    Cons

    Experiences of managing spreadsheets


  7. "Longer term career option"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Nuneaton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Nuneaton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pension is still competitive if you work for 20 years.

    Cons

    Difficult to break through some of the internal silos.

  8. "Nothing happening"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Great friends, learn valuable skills.

    Cons

    Rarely do your job. Senior management lack leadership skills.


  9. "They get the Job Done"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Resilience, professionalism, equal opportunities, great ethos

    Cons

    Pay.
    Pension.
    Nothing more.
    No more to add.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. The issues regarding pay and pension reside at Government level


  10. "good job and kept fit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army part-time

    Pros

    see alot of the world

    Cons

    stagging on, tours of afghan