Marines recruiter called for IT position

Apr 10, 2018 6 Comments

I remember an old coworker at Apple who learned all of his IT and received all of his certifications during his army days.
Position is 75k, San Jose and they train you.
Have any of y’all had experience working for the military in a tech role?
I’m 35 and guess I’m over the age limit for enlisting
I’m curious to see what you can do as an IT role staying in the San Jose area


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  • Deloitte / Other Ajgr34
    If you want tech work experience sure Marines. If you want marketable skills and true OJT go Air Force. They have the added benefit of getting their MOS courses accredited, so you'll get real college credit for them afterwards.

    Also, if the Marines are hiring you in San Jose, it's likely a reserve position. While we're in peace time now, we won't always be. During the Iraq and Afghan war efforts, reserves were called up regularly because there were too many deployments.

    If you're already making $75k you'll make less than half that in the Corps. Military pay rates are easily accessible. To me, where I am in my career, it's absolutely not worth it. Was it worth it as a college dropout with no real future plans or discipline? Absolutely.

    It has its value, but judge that for yourself. You're simply a target to hit for your recruiter. While there are some good ones out there who will look out for you, the vast majority just want to hit their numbers for promotion off the b billet. They're not there for you, they're there for them.

    Source: I served in the Marines back in the early 2000s
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Microsoft marching on
    If you’re serious, double check the age limit to enlist. It was 36 when I was in.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Uber flash05
    I think enlistment was 40 last I heard
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Amazon Tgisd6
    I am curious why you would leave fb for 75k in bay area, at least you get additional ~3k/month housing allowance? Is this enlisted/officer/contractor? USAF/Navy has some tech roles, but still largely outsourced I think. The other branches aren't known for having smart people.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • The GI bill pays for tution.
    Apr 10, 2018 0
  • Won't they help with student loans too? If so go for it!
    Apr 10, 2018 0


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