US Navy
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It opened my eyes and made me see exactly what I want out of life.

E4 - Petty Officer Third Class (Former Employee)
Pearl Harbor, HI

I worked at US Navy as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros* Opportunity to meet some very nice people
* The respect I got from people outside of the organization was amazing
* Getting stationed in exotic locations

Cons* The are people that are extremely narrow-minded and think that the Navy is their ticket to success (where in reality only the officer's and Chiefs who have been in over 20 years are able to find financial success in short periods of time)
* It takes FOREVER to become a real person of influence (but this is still a mirage because no matter how high you get there is ALWAYS someone to tell you what to do
* The underway culture is screwed up meaning when the husbands and wives go out to sea, ALL BETS ARE OFF and this is widely accepted by 99.9% of members.
*LONG HOURS - This probably goes without saying but once you sign on the dotted line, THEY HAVE YOU.

Advice to Senior ManagementI know that it's tradition to just treat people certain ways based on rank and rank alone, but take the time to give qualified people a chance to really take charge and become a leader even if their collar device doesn't say they are capable.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Navy is good in theory

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

Pros: Benefits and constant pay check. Cons: Leadership is sloppy and inconsistent and personnel in the chain of command are all to apt at telling… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Contract Specialist (Former Employee)
Patuxent River, MD

I worked at US Navy full-time for less than a year

Pros: Friendly co-workers and Division Head was very supportive and encouraging. Government… Cons: LOCATION sucks....60 miles south of DC and no Interstate system...commute was horrible. Entiretly too much training thrown at new employees at one time....hard to… Advice to Senior Management: Cut back on the training and allow new employees time to digest what is thrown out to them and put each piece to use before… More

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