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Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 147 reviews)

  • The opportunity to travel to a country you may never have seen or thought about (in 118 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family is the only issue, but we manage the time we have very well (in 398 reviews)

  • The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it (in 260 reviews)

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  1.  

    Naval Officer

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    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Quick track to leadership experience. Good pay with food and housing subsidies to make it even better

    Cons

    Typical government organization where it's difficult to fire people so a lot of slackers are able to float around. Inefficient work practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize mission accomplishment in evaluations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tough yet exciting job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Navy Lieutenant Surface Warfare Nuke  in  Ewa Beach, HI
    Current Employee - US Navy Lieutenant Surface Warfare Nuke in Ewa Beach, HI

    Pros

    Challenging, Leadership, Never Boring, World Travel

    Cons

    Long hours, away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits but not for everyone (fast attack submarine perspective)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Mechanical Operator  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Mechanical Operator in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    Job stability, medical benefits for you and family, go to places you never thought you could go.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from family and friends while underway and deployed. Systematic decisions from above sometimes seem senseless. Unpredictable schedule on a fast attack submarine makes planning for life challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone passed a test doesn't mean they should advance to a new level of responsibilities. Some people are better as workers than supervisors. Unfortunately the system can forces some workers to become bad supervisors in charge. There should be a way to reject a promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    You get what you give, does not decribe this job. You work your butt off to be take advantage of.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    You get to see the world and explore new possiblities, get free training. You get to be a lab rat, and an experimental patient for science.

    Cons

    You get to see the world and explore new possiblities then realise you get to see the world from in side of a steel trap where you can't see anything out, get free training on how to tie knots, that will help you. You get to be a lab rat, and an experimental patient for science.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not for Everyone

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Great educational benefits
    Good for networking

    Cons

    Most regulations don't make sense or are ridiculous
    Travel opportunities are lacking
    health care providers are sub par
    Monetary benefits aren't sufficient

  7.  

    What you make of it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Stable employment, competitive salary, exception benefits, travel, great training program.

    Cons

    You could get shot at, long working hours, contractual obligations, career change in not an option, lengthy chain or command, the military.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more concern for your people and practice common sense instead of status quo more often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Human Resources Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Job security and paid holidays

    Cons

    Promotion possibility is limited. Employees who do not have a desire to promote and excel may be satisfied with holding this type of position but those who desire to excel and promote have very limited options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert the positions to have promotion potential when workers apply themselves and excel at their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It has been good

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    Former Employee - Pilot  in  M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - Pilot in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    Pros

    See the world and do useful missions

    Cons

    Away from family too long and no consistent schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a career enhancing environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Acquisitions and Contracting  in  Pearl City, HI
    Former Employee - Acquisitions and Contracting in Pearl City, HI

    Pros

    You'll have the opportunity to do other things away from your regular job.

    Cons

    Less time with family. Operational command always on deployed status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good opportunities for military in a higher rank.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Very pleasant at times; other times not very much so.

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    Current Employee - Meteorological Technician  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Meteorological Technician in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Good work environment with highly advanced equipment.

    Cons

    Often co-workers were a collection of weirdos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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