Surveys of soldiers show that about 4 in 10 like being in the army, and about 3 in 10 don't. The rest are somewhere in the middle.
More soldiers like it than don't, but less than half would recommend it to a friend, the surveys say - so the army's not like the adverts.
In fact, people in other jobs are more likely than soldiers to say they enjoy their work - the figures below are from 2016.
Workers in other jobs
Sources: Ministry of Defence, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.