The British Army Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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The British Army Chief of the General Staff Nicholas Patrick Carter (no image)
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230 Ratings
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  • "Time away at least convenient moments(in 97 reviews)

  • "Working away from home for extended periods(in 83 reviews)

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  1. "pros and cons"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solider in Catterick Camp, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    wages job security travel sports adventure training block leave medical and dental

    Cons

    time away 24/7 pay management work flow work efforts block leave

  2. "Great travel and benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer 

    I worked at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    A lot of room for growth

    Cons

    Deployments can ruin relationships and can be stressful


  3. "Great way to start off"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Army Officer in Winchester, England

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Intense responsibility from an early age, excellent training, learning organisation. Hardworking peers. You get what you put in

    Cons

    Nights and weekends and personal freedom take a back seat. This is a mission driven organisation. I would say this is a pro, but it's a con because it's a necessary health warning. It is not call of duty, and you do not log off. You commit for several years.

  4. "Hard but rewarding"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sapper in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    stable, oppertunitys, travel, experancies and making a difference

    Cons

    poor pay for required expectations

  5. "Army"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infantry Soldier in Catterick, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good fun get to meet new people

    Cons

    Away all time fun good

  6. "Loved it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cpl in Bad Fallingbostel
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    Show parade not so great

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  7. "Great vocation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - O4 - Army - Major in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The British Army full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Sense of purpose and great colleagues

    Cons

    An inherently family unfriendly institution

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  8. "Time for new horizons"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - E4 - Army - Specialist/Corporal in Wolverhampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Have been in this job for 22 years now and have enjoyed it most of the time covering a range of jobs within the Royal Engineers including combat engineering, communications, explosive munitions clearance, explosive particle detection, recruiting and many other areas of the job that I do not have the space to include but it is now time to move on and try something new

    Cons

    Can involve a lot of time away from home which is ok when single but can prove problematic with a family.

  9. "Best decision made at university"

    5.0
    Current Employee - University Officer Cadet 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The British Army part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unique training experiences , with amazing people.

    Cons

    Be prepared to get cold and wet

  10. "SO1"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Colonel 
    Recommends

    I have been working at The British Army full-time

    Pros

    Pension is great as there's no contribution. And can draw it from 40.

    Cons

    Working with the civil service is a let down.

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