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Excellent opportunity right out of high school.

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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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  1. Had fun, but something that not for me.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A steady paycheck,
    Three meals a day,
    and a place to lay your head at.

    Cons

    Its hard to be away from family for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that work for you and lead by example.

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    Neutral Outlook
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  2. Once in a lifetime opportunity, but it's not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Aircrewman in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Aircrewman in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Life long friends
    Great medical/dental benefits
    Travel
    One of a kind experiences
    Tuition assistance
    Co-workers become second family

    Cons

    You're working with people that aren't really educated or come from less than stable backgrounds
    If you enlist with a degree of any kind you're still enlisted and don't have much of a say in anything
    Long periods of time away from family/friends... it's not as bad if you're single but it's still not awesome all the time
    Advancement opportunities are very hit or miss and dependent upon your rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more enlisted to officer opportunities instead of recruiting so much from OCS

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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