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Awesome...hoping to become a GS civilian again sometime soon.

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

I worked at US Navy

Recommends
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Pros

Nice benefits, competitive salary, great advancement opportunities, tuition reimbursement/college money.

Cons

If you are active duty, the better you are at your job, the harder and more you work to make up for lack of planning and those who don't put in their fair share of work/ responsibility. As a civilian, it's a totally different story, and the old adage "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine" actually means something, if you work at a small command which does not have the funds to pay you overtime (in other words, you are guaranteed only a 40 hr workweek). Trust me, if you value work/life balance more than pay, you want it this way, even if it means you might be on the bottom of the pay scale for the position you are applying/interviewing for. You get performance reviews yearly and can always advance pay raises by steps so that will change. Active duty was a great experience and afforded me a great work ethic and a lot of skills I can use anywhere, but I very much prefer the normal 40 hour week as a GS civilian so I can spend time with my family, especially as a military spouse now, whose active duty husband deploys.

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  1. Hard work, great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
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    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility at an early age
    Great experiences around the world
    Work with outstanding people

    Cons

    Way of life is hard on the family

    Advice to Management

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  2. Service, opportunity, and challenge.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    service to country
    work with great people, make lifelong friends
    opportunities to see/do things unlike anywhere else.
    Amazing place to gain leadership and management skills.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to family life
    Requirements often far exceed resources and can be difficult to handle.
    Traditional 'fun' stuff being squeezed by current budget realities.

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