US Navy Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
3,603 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    My expereience has been very positive, learned more than I ever could have imagined and was able to travel the world.

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    I entered the Navy as an E-1 when I was just 19, now 26 years later I'm a commisioned officer in the Limited Duty Officer program.

    Cons

    This career can be extremly hard on families especially they don't have realistic expectations and there a no open lines of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to take better care of your folks when you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ETC(SW) Retired

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    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    World wide travel. Opportunities for leadership and responsibility at a young age. Great education and training programs

    Cons

    Low pay for long hours. Often away from family for months at a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better life / work balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Volunteering for the Navy is one of the best life decisions I have made, as my job is both challenging and rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Demands the need to learn adaptability, humility and persistence. Most of the time hard work is rewarded. My experiences abroad have been irreplaceable.

    Cons

    Sometimes volunteering for more responsibility doe not translate into promotion or recognition. If you can't build yourself up on paper, you may not be able to rely on your supervisor to go to bat for you. The time commitment can put strain on family relations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please, please do not allow your upstanding Sailors to burn out because their efforts are not recognized or rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I really enjoyed the opportunities the Navy had provided me.

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    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer  in  Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    No experience required. You will receive high quality apprenticeship, managerial and leadership training. You will also get a chance to build relationships. The compensation benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Long periods of time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will talk care of you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    healthcare plan, housing allowance food allowance

    Cons

    deployments that happen every six months in some cases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best Decision I have ever made and did so at 33 years old.

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    Current Employee - Fire Controlman  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Fire Controlman in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Military Discipline, Core Values, Travel, Country

    Cons

    Long Hours, away from family

    Recommends
  8.  

    It was awesome and strange career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people you work with, the places you travel to, and the things you do will help you develop into the person you want to become. Whether that is becoming a career military person or getting out to start a new career with the training/education benefits you receive.

    Cons

    The people you work with, the places you travel to, and the things you do will also make you ask at times," what the heck have I gotten into and why am I still doing this."

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Positive life changing decision

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Pay
    Travel
    Experience
    Benefits

    You will get as much out of it as you put in. If. You don't go the extra mile don't complain when you are passed over for advancement.

    Cons

    Rough on children

    Having a family is a decision you need to weigh out. You are gone quite a bit so you need to prepare emotionally and financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time in sharing experience and knowledge

  10.  

    Good life Experience

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    Former Employee - Aviation Boatwain  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Boatwain in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about life

    Cons

    NO family time especially out to sea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease off a little

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great career opportunities!

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    Current Employee - U S Navy  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - U S Navy in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Education benefits, guaranteed paycheck, ability to work with and meet people from around the world. Great opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Deployments are tough on family members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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