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Excellent opportunity right out of high school.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Groton, CT
Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Groton, CT

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

Pros

The Naval Nuclear Power Program will give you a hugh variety of training and experience in machinery, electronics, electrical distribution, chemistry, and radiological controls.
You will most likely get to travel the world, or at least the US.
Nuke pay is very good, especially for someone right out of high school. Bonuses can be massive if you want to make it a career.

Cons

Be prepared to work A LOT.
It's the military, expect to be treated according to your rank.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat junior personnel with more respect.

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    Job security and pay were excellent, but civil service is a different beast altogether.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Security
    Benefits
    Pay was good for area, would be low in other regions.
    Operations Management left me free to analyze and meet my positions requirements as I saw fit.

    Cons

    Politics, civil service has more than its fair share.
    Career advancement, see above.
    A certain percentage of civil service employees are basically collecting welfare checks. Those of us that aren't in this category get to pick up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start using HR. If HR isn't doing their job appropriately, work on getting it fixed. I have seen far too many people that need to be fired or corrective action brought against but weren't because, "It's too hard to do anything." Yep its an excuse, for their job, and yours as managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good for the experience

    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician's Mate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electrician's Mate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Got to see lots of foriegn ports and meet some cool people

    Cons

    Being away from home so much, not condusive so family life, work more than peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RELAX

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