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Greatest Experience of my Life

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

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

Pros

The Navy provides deep comraderie and tradition. Gives you a sense of pride and a deep feeling that what you do really does make a difference.

Cons

To have a significant other and belong to any branch of the service will strain your relationship to the nth degree. You must have a strong relationship and strong communication with your wife/husband to be successful with both your career and your relationships.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

less bureacracy.

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    Great Experience, Career is Your Decision

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    Former Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Sense of purpose. Learn and earn leadership in tough conditions. Stretches you to accomplish more than you think you can in less time than you think is possible. Shipmates are friends for life. See as much of the World as you want. For a JO, you will earn far more than most of your civilian peers when you factor in benefits and allowances.

    Cons

    Inconsistent senior leadership and mentoring, and every ship has a better or worse culture. Work/life balance is tough, but that's to be expected. Tendency to only retain average talent, even with better pay than most civilian jobs. Watching my department head made me want to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a real, honest evaluation process. The language used in performance reviews can be kind of a joke because no one wants to hurt feelings or "ruin a career". Seems to be that the massive CO firings all point back to this extremely flawed process.

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    Historic and proud.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Operations Manager/Helicopter Aviator in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager/Helicopter Aviator in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    -Good benefits, close knit communities for those who want them, experience (especially leadership experience) that you won't get anywhere else especially in your 20s, good parties, and job to be proud of and believe in.
    -You are always in the know if you want to be as in the things your friends and relatives don't know you do because your active in the world.
    -Memories, jokes, and stories you can't make up and you could NEVER get anywhere else.
    -Awesome training opportunities.
    -Great network.
    -And of course you can see the world.

    Cons

    -Deployment and missing your family.
    -Pay is great to start for officer of enlisted but tops out quick.
    -Not a lot of room to truly move up pay wise. Limits on how long you must be in a rank before making the next. So no matter how hard you try you can't make it in less time.
    -Political.
    You have to listen to some else who literally controls almost every aspect of your life. For most jobs your boss/bosses may control the normal things but imagine everything being controlled by your front office. It can be very discouraging if your not that kind of person.
    -MAJOR good old boy clubs exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and know your people. The more you know about your team the more they can do for you. Don't be afraid to train and promote some one who is hot. Their success will be your success both professionally and privately.

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