US Navy Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Imperfect, but the benefits are outstanding.

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    Former Employee - Linguist in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Linguist in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    The G.I. Bill makes up for everything negative and then some. There are also tons of opportunities to lead, and get recognized. The training can also be outstanding. Really a fantastic place to start getting ahead in life.

    Cons

    The culture of the Navy isn't something I'd beat a drum about. There is still a lot of bigotry and sexism that occurs as an everyday thing. The food is terrible. Hours are long and mind numbingly boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to waste less money, and be more cognizant of retaining competence and talent vs, just loading ever more work on the few that actually manage to get things done and pushing them out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. The navy is a good starting point, I learned useful skills and got an education.

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The navy has great benefits: healthcare, 401K, food, lodging, education, and descent pay. It is a good way to see parts of the world you wouldn't otherwise get to see.

    Cons

    The working hours can be long, unpredictable, and demanding. Sometimes you have to spend a long time away from loved ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I've learned how to be accountable for my actions and to hold people accountable for theirs.

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    Former Employee - Ship Repair in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Ship Repair in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    I've learned life skills and jobs skills that will last a lifetime. Advancement and Pay is decent.

    Cons

    24 hour Duty can be taxing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving quality of life and pay, if you want to keep an all voluntary force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Sub Duty isn't worth it

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Adventure, incredible responsibility at an early age, excellent training, discipline, save plenty of money (because you don't have time to spend it)

    Cons

    Schadenfreude culture, people ignorantly think that memorizing manuals is somehow equivalent to writing the manuals, little time for life besides submarine, people seem angrier / less happy the higher up they are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold a critique as to why JO retention is so bad / Academy grads are being "volunteered" for subs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I had a joyful enlistment.

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    Former Employee - P-3 Flight Engineer in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - P-3 Flight Engineer in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

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

    Pros

    Job security, great benefits, payed vacation, lots of travel.

    Cons

    Deployments into dangerous areas of the world, lack of freedom to choose where to live and travel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. you will get out what you put in

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

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

    Pros

    there are great things about the Navy. You get medical benefits... maybe not the best medical benefits but they will take care of you. They will pay for you to get an education. You have the opportunity to do some of the coolest things in the world and meet some of the best people in the world.

    Cons

    If you are a family person, it can make it hard being on deployment. They don't hire the brightest people. They have a fix it until it breaks attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to work an took care of family. Traveling is good if your single. Never have to worry.

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, family oriented. Fasted paced and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Treated like a number and not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. It was an awesome experience in a fast pace work environment.

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Travel is out of these world. The knowledge I gained is priceless. You get to meet people from all over the world and experience different cultures.

    Cons

    Deployment life is definitely hard for family and friends. Rapid change in work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management level partakes in the everyday lifestyle that a service member goes through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. EM and RCT

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    Former Contractor - RCT in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Contractor - RCT in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great training for future employment

    Cons

    No balance between work and family life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great

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    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

    Job security, interesting assignments, bragging rights.

    Cons

    Moving and relocating at the whim of the navy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain top notch employees who want to stay in, but not relocate every 3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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