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US Navy Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.9 3,337 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus

(1,334 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service(in 146 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 394 reviews)

  • The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it(in 256 reviews)

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    Good if your single

    E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class (Former Employee) Bremerton, WA

    ProsGreat benefits and promotions. Had fun

    Constime away from family, sometimes very stressful. working hours very. some people are are working very little while others are working almost 24/7, but still getting paid the same amount. you will work overtime but not get paid extra. and you WILL work holidays and nights.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYa lol

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

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    A true adventure, great people, great places!

    Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Current Employee) Point Mugu NAWC, CA

    ProsYou cannot beat the benefits. Medical, dental, housing, and great opportunities for advancement.

    ConsCan be tough on families with long periods away from home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOur Sailors and their concerns must come first.

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

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    Great way to set yourself up for your future

    Supply Officer (Former Employee) Norfolk, VA

    Proslots of benefits such as tuition and medical

    Conslot of deployments for extended timeframes

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

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    Outstanding

    Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsServe you country work with great people

    ConsAway from home to much

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Petty Officer Third Class/Electronic Technician

    Electronic Technician (Current Employee) Great Lakes, IL

    ProsThis was a life-changing experience for me. I have been a veteran for three years and this experience opened the door for many opportunities.

    ConsYou have to pal the game. You may often feel as if you are being micro-managed and undervalued. You have to rise to the top by showing your superiors that you are consistently hard working despite the daily challenges you face.

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

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    Officer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's a great way of life.

    ConsDeployments are hard but necessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating the sailors right, and steam forward!

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

     

    Excellent Career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRDT&E work was very challenging and rewarding.

    ConsAdministrative paperwork grew and grew during career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be the shield and lightning rod for the folks with boots on the ground.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved every potato peeling, tomahawk shootin', sand poundin', second of it

    Fire Control Technician/Navy Diver (Submarines) (Former Employee) Groton, CT

    ProsThe opportunity to have a rigid structure and uniform expectations for any young man is essential in being responsible. There was no shortage of this in the Navy, and being that everyone was held to the same standard, you immediately knew where you stood.

    ConsIf you don't have a good sense of situational and self awareness, this isn't for you. People lacking these essential attributes usually spell complicate things for others. (And when i say complicate, i mean hurt or kill).

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Navy is a great place for tradition, opportunity, and growth. It wasn't until my 15 Month Individual Augmentation deployment to Iraq, did i realize what a great job the Navy had provided me. Working with the Army, our Coalition Military Advisory Training Team was considered heads and tales above the Army's. (An admission from our Army Commanding Officer) The opportunity to use all the basic life and combat skills the Army had trained us on and the mentality of ownership and dedication the Navy instilled really made us successful. In short if i were to give "Management" any advice, send us out on more deployments with the Army. It was a welcome change after 3 sea deployments on a sub.

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

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    Aircraft Mechanic

    Aircraft Mechanic (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    Prospaid time off, personal growth, allowances, educational benefits, travel.

    ConsYou will spend a lot of time away from family.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sailed the world, and experienced life at its fullest

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMet many different people all around the world of different backgrounds and nations.

    ConsLeaving family and loved ones behind for long periods and on holiday's and birthdays

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the good work.

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

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