US Navy Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Submarine Nuke Mechanic

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    Former Employee - Enlisted Submariner in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Enlisted Submariner in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good advancement, good training

    Cons

    Long hours, high workload, high expectations, deployments, underways

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Know what you are getting into

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal development, leadership potential, educational incentives, travel opportunities, fantastic peer groups

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, family life, micromanagement, and a narrow "golden path" to advancement that devalues variations from the common career pipeline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a 360 review similar to that used by the Army. There are an unhealthy amount of toxic leaders within the Navy, especially within the blue water Navy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Accelerate your life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Good people and great experiances

    Cons

    Long hours and no time with family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got to do what you got to do

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great Job Security

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Linguist in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Linguist in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great once you get used to the rhythm of deployment rotation. The sea-shore rotation of linguists is a bit different than other jobs. You spend more of your time on shore, or deploying. Bonus pay is good, if you can keep your annual language test scores up. The Navy experience is well known for its travel, and its careers are as rewarding as they are difficult.

    Cons

    Regimented career path. Few duty stations open to you. Little time at sea also means fewer experiences shared with your shipmates, less time to study for sea-specific insignia (Surface/Subsurface Warfare Specialist pins). Like the rest of the military, you'll usually find yourself being micromanaged throughout your day. Your coworkers are also usually fairly intelligent which is a pro, but the field has its large share of oddballs!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Submarine nuke ET

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Submarine Nuclear ET in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Submarine Nuclear ET in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment with good opportunity for rapid advancement. Leadership roles can be assumed within a year. Training is valuable for post navy career.

    Cons

    90+ hour weeks for five years straight. Deployments involve extended time away from and very limited communication with friends and family. Nuclear work is very bureaucratic and much time is wasted just getting set up for a days work.

    Negative Outlook
  7. Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, People, Compensation, Personnel

    Cons

    Work schedule, Travel, Soul-sucking, Training,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Nuclear Submarine Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay and Benefits
    Opportunity to see the world
    Top notch training
    Great Opportunity to advance
    Great Education Benefits
    High quality of co-workers and supervisors (for the most part)

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Multiple relocations
    Long Deployments often without communications to the outside world
    Lots of rules and regulations
    Hazardous working environment
    confined spaces
    No personal time or space when underway

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your subordinates personal time, it is what they value the most.
    Make standards realistic and reasonable to up hold.
    Evaluate manning and workload and ensure they are realistic to get the job done without breaking someone or tempting them to give up their integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Three years as a Surface Warfare Officer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Project and personnel management experience.

    Cons

    No "leadership" opportunity for junior officers. You are a figure head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow junior officers to make more decisions rather than bypass them to work directly with enlisted NCOs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. It am very grateful to have enjoyed experience serving in the Navy

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full time employment, great pay and benefits, the skill and training that I have received while serving in the Navy will benefit me the rest of my life both in the work force and family life. I'll never find a job where I get to travel the world and get paid to see new places.

    Cons

    There are days with very long working hours and the underway eat into your family and personal life so much that it is hard to do anything other then think about work even when you are at home. There is always that potential to be called in at anytime of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really I can't since all of the policies are made outside my control.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great benefits Too much work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Travel
    Experience
    Needs of the Navy
    Deployments are too long

    Cons

    Not enough time off
    Accumulate leave to just waste it
    Not rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time off to personnel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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