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  1. US Navy

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    Current Employee - Military Member in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Military Member in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I truly saw the world, learned to excel in my field and had job security.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It was fantastic learning experience

    Former Employee - Ma3 in Kings Bay, GA
    Former Employee - Ma3 in Kings Bay, GA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow, see the world, and defend your country

    Cons

    Hard to leave family for extended periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more trust in your e-5's

  3. Mission First Sailors Always

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    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent job security with an opportunity to see the world. Outstanding health benefits and vacation benefits. Advancement opportunities are good if you work hard. Index pension is good after 20 years of service.

    Cons

    Having to move every two to three years can both be a pro or a con depends how you look at. Being away from family for long periods of time can be very taxing. Pay is not enough to make up for the missed time with family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of your people, people are the most valuable resource in the military. Leadership by example do as I say not as I do really upsets people. Too politically correct, not fun anymore. Listen to the CPO mess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. After 25 years, I am transition to a civilian position. The Navy has done me well for my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership and education opportunities. I did get to travel and see many parts of the world that I normally would not have seen.

    Cons

    Time away from Family and some of the locations that you must live at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. I had fun here.

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    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Steady income, excellent health benefits, opportunity to advance, travel

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the stress endured, mission first, no off time or holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your troops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Highly complex and classified nuclear reactors power the Navy’s most formidable vessels.

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    Former Employee - ET1
    Former Employee - ET1

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

    Pros

    valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

    Cons

    All that come with military life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. The skills and expertise I've obtained in the 8-year stint as Naval Intelligence has opened many doors for me.

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    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Oak Harbor, WA
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Oak Harbor, WA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, and Life insurances are provided for. They have subsidized child care. They literally and figuratively hold your hand throughout your life.

    Cons

    They literally and figuratively hold your hand throughout your life. The bureaucracy can be the biggest pain in the rear. SO much red tape through most things. Got a great idea? Good! No one cares and it'll die with your hopes and dreams. Follow orders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micromanaging! Get in touch with the 21st Century! Stop the red tap! Quit with the bass-ackwards traditions! Some traditions are great. There is so much heritage in the Navy, and it's fantastic to learn and be a apart of it, but some stuff needs to be updated ASAP.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 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
  10. 20+ years as an FA-18 pilot, finished up doing acquisition.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for significant responsibility early in career, great people to work with, strong sense of purpose. Enough variety in assignments that I was always challenged to learn new skills and stretch.

    Cons

    Deployments are both a con and a pro... leaving family is hard, but the adventure, challenge and travel experiences are great. It is a meritocracy, but your individual timing in a position can have a significant impact on your likelihood for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is fair, and the defined benefit retirement plan is great, but there is a lot of pressure to move away from it towards some other options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. US NAVY SAILOR. ENLISTED

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Accommodation pay is one of the best I have ever seen or heard of. Your pay is almost doubled to accommodate your family moving frequently, separating from your family for periods of time And much more

    Cons

    Long periods of time being away from your family. No constant working hours with no overtime pay Regardless if you work 10 hrs a week ( not likely ) or 80 hrs ( more likely ).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency is key in leadership at any level or at any company. No matter what level of management you're at you must stay consistant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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