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Rewarding and satisfying.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at US Navy

Pros

The Navy offers many and varied opportunities such as responsibility early in career, training and education benefits (911 GI Bill and tuition assistance), travel to foreign ports and countries, and operating state of the art high tech equipment. Most important and notably, serving in the Navy is a chance to serve this great country..

Cons

Cons to military service life in general can include working extremely long hours, being away from family and friends for extended periods of time, going in harms way and difficult living conditions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let politics get in the way of making the Navy the most effective and efficient force it can be. As an example, IA assignments can cost a huge amount of per diem funding and are tough on morale. Stay focused on the future while fighting the current fight.

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  1. Very useful in preparing for life after the military

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Security clearance, diverse peronnel, certification opportunities and trade schooling also. You will have the opportunity to test and use very complex material, that in the end the Navy is intrusting you with hundreds of thousands of dollars, and if you apply enough motivation, you can become a system matter expert in those equipments wich in the long run will give you a good skill set to apply once done with the military.

    Cons

    You may be called in after working hours to perform a job or duty, chain of command sometimes may be unfair, and contradicting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help your people, give them time off when transitioning from the military so they can prepare to take care of their family for life after the Navy. I've experienced leaders who micro-manage their people, and it only stumps the opportunity to help them grow and flourish as leaders themselves. The Navy is a good place regardless, but as a leader, you're only as good as your people.

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  2. Very professionally and personnaly rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Opportunity for significant leadership experience at a very early age as well as a clear career path for growth in responsibility.

    Cons

    The family seperation can be challenging, geographical rotations can also be difficult at times and advancement is generally regimented, you have to wait for your time.

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