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US Navy Reviews in Hawaii

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 104 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus

(44 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Tough yet exciting job

    US Navy Lieutenant Surface Warfare Nuke (Current Employee) Ewa Beach, HI

    ProsChallenging, Leadership, Never Boring, World Travel

    ConsLong hours, away from family

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Nuclear Mechanical Operator (Current Employee) Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementJust 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Information Systems Technician (Current Employee) Pearl Harbor, HI

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not for Everyone

    Analyst (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsGreat educational benefits
    Good for networking

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

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    What you make of it.

    Nuclear Electrician (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more concern for your people and practice common sense instead of status quo more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Human Resources Assistant

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsJob security and paid holidays

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been good

    Pilot (Former Employee) M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    ProsSee the world and do useful missions

    ConsAway from family too long and no consistent schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop micromanaging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a career enhancing environment.

    Acquisitions and Contracting (Former Employee) Pearl City, HI

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood opportunities for military in a higher rank.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Meteorological Technician (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsGood work environment with highly advanced equipment.

    ConsOften co-workers were a collection of weirdos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

     

    USN Airframer

    Airframer (Former Employee) Kaneohe, HI

    ProsDecent Money, great benefits for free.

    ConsDeployments, no time off, subpar coworkers

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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