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Updated 15 November 2018
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  • "Constantly being away from home" (in 43 reviews)

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

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  1. "Army - thoroughly enjoyed my time"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Variety, ethics, dynamics combine to build very powerful small teams. Autonomy at the coal face is growing.

    Cons

    speed of change, staff environment challenging, recruiting not going well, over committed

    Advice to Management

    Talk of failure is good but must be embraced (even at political level)


  2. "Review"

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

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Deployments, salary, benefits, esprit de corps

    Cons

    Frequent relocations, job allocation and rate of promotion

  3. "Intense but rewarding course and overall experience."

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    Current Employee - Potential Officer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Potential Officer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personal development and lifelong friend.

    Cons

    Extremely full time with no personal time.


  4. "Operational"

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    Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in York, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Intelligence Analyst in York, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunities to develop whilst remaining professionally effective.

    Cons

    Moving every 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the current state of society.


  5. "Communication Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Travel to multiple destinations around the world

    Cons

    Poor management and senior staff


  6. "9 year career in the Royal Artillery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Deploy on operations, the profile it can give you when you return to civilian employment and travel.

    Cons

    Leadership has been replaced with management


  7. "Meh with some yeh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Salary, job security, access to on camp GP

    Cons

    Micromanagement, constantly on exercise, stressful

  8. "Army Aviation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Military Aviation,
    Interesting aircraft,
    Great adventures training if you can get it.

    Cons

    Few hours,
    Poor serviceability,
    Lots of additional duties

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility to do activities other than 'essential' training only.


  9. "Musician"

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    Former Employee - Plans in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Plans in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel the world
    Learn new skills
    CIPD
    Leadership

    Cons

    Red tape
    Slow promotion
    Poor accommodation
    Micro management


  10. "E&M Draughtsman"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Draughtsman in Paderborn (Germany)
    Current Employee - Draughtsman in Paderborn (Germany)

    I have been working at The British Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point for a career in engineering.

    Cons

    Overseas deployments prevent a stable lifestyle.


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