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Excellent opportunity right out of high school.

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  • Senior Management
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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Treat junior personnel with more respect.

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  1. Rewarding so far.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Supervisors are very respectful of time and desired leave schedule. They are also supportive of training, but it is very employee driven (you have to initiate and fight for it). They definitely don't push truly valuable training on their employees, which is bad for two reasons:1. obviously you are not always up to date. 2. (the bigger problem) your co-workers are often WAY out of date.

    Cons

    mid career compensation is mediocre. More responsibility gets you very small raises.

    Advice to Management

    Budget more for non DoD-specific training.


  2. dysfunctional talent management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Naval Flight Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Naval Flight Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible opportunities to exercise true leadership as a junior officer. Incredible benefits, 30 days vacation a year, pay that is well above the civilian equivalent.

    Cons

    The talent management system only rates members once a year. It favors timing (month you show up to a unit) over actual performance. Unit leaders have limit say in who they are able to hire into key management positions. Career paths are extremely strict, favor slavish conformity to the norm, spurn creativity, and result in an amazing amount of misplaced talent.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the talent management system. Reduce BUPERS role in talent placement. Allow COs to higher their department heads to reduce damaging personality mismatch.


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