US Navy
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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    20 years of progressively increased responsibility, growth as a leader, and and team building experience.

    E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsTEAMWORK, skill building, honor of serving country

    ConsLeaving family for 7-12 month deployments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to care for your greatest asset. .. our actuve duty military.

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    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat experience in a variety of fields ranging from Administrative to firefighting and even basic first aid. It expands your mind and challenges your own person, introducing you to all kinds of new situations, situations one would not normally meet in a civilian lifestyle. It helps build character in some individuals.

    ConsDeployments can be rough for some and their families, workloads definitely out way the pay and it can be pretty difficult to advance to the next pay grade for some folks. what you put in is what you get out, however that is not always the occasion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing Military Bearing, that is a basic and primary structure for the armed forces, and that is how individuals become better individuals. Lead from the front and know your people, grade your people fairly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good step in my career

    E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFitness, constant push to improve your performance and skill-set.

    ConsVery limiting to certain personality types, politics are everywhere, individual ships and shop environments differ drastically.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job if you enjoy traveling.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsYou can travel to multiple locations, and it varies depending on your job title. Great benefits and programs for single people or families.

    ConsMove around often, and not always the best working hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training for the junior sailors. Someday they will be where you are and need to know how to do their job and be a leader.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic place to make a global impact.

    Aviation Electronics Technician (Current Employee)
    Norfolk, VA

    ProsGreat responsibilities for those willing to take them on and actually make a difference in their lives and on a global stage. Travel to foreign countries with opportunities for tours in them such as Japan, Italy, Australia, and Arab countries.

    ConsNeeds of the Navy, bottom line. Deployments are long and grueling at times and work is never done. Senior leadership can and will always find something for you to do if you don't.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes, "that's the way we have always done it" is not the way to do it. Sometimes, the Junior personnel do really have some great ideas about getting tasks done. There will be times when gruff and stern are necessary. 24/7 is not the time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Why the Navy was good to me

    E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class (Current Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsThe Navy was an amazing opportunity for me to grow and figure out the person I am and above all else I was able to do things that no other person my age could have done. The Base Pay is mediocre at best; however, the bonuses and extra allowances more than make up for it. The benefits were the icing on the cake because I spent my whole life wearing glasses and I received Lasik eye surgery without paying a dime because it was covered under my healthcare insurance.

    ConsThe opportunities for advancement in the enlisted side are not very good depending on the chosen Military Occupation. The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it. Unless the Navy is a career choice you will have a hard time finding employment making a comparable salary once you finish your contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the advancement process

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Career Navy.

    U S Navy (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsPay and benefits really can't be beat. One cannot simply look at base pay. Must consider medical, room and board, health, life insurance, military educational benefits. Travel and see the world (really!).

    ConsWorldwide assignable. Some would look a this as an advantage also.
    Some instances of little anonymity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGuaranteed pay, housing, health-care, retirement, travel.

    ConsIf you don't like what you signed up for, you are stuck.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFavoritism hurts everyone in the long run.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's 10% luck, 90% what you make it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits: Housing allowance, VA loan, GI Bill, Travel, Motivation to stay fit, Environment where you are encouraged to learn your job to the best of your ability.

    ConsPower hungry, closed-minded, and selfish people have way too much power over others lives. Higher ranking people also have the power of law over you, so they can really do some damage to your career if you speak out against them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to REALLY listen to and care about your fellow human beings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging lifestyle, but rewarding work environment

    Division Officer (Former Employee)
    Bremerton, WA

    Pros- If you apply yourself, it is easy to make a difference at all levels of the organization
    - Great upward mobility
    - Excellent pay and benefits

    Cons- Challenging lifestyle due to frequent / extended time at sea
    - Deployments and surges may come at inopportune times due to unpredictable world events. Family commitments are often at odds with the job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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