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Best way to start life

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Former Employee - MM2 Torpedoman in Bangor, WA
Former Employee - MM2 Torpedoman in Bangor, WA

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

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

Pros

Builds character, allows you to meet people from all over and you learn how to handle difficult situations, Your constantly praised, Work is not hard, its the mental challenges you have to face and once youve done that everything is easy.

Cons

If you go surface fleet be prepared to hear alot of team but when it comes time for someone to have your back, you will be solo. I recomend submarines. Also surface fleet is very hard to be promoted. Ive seen people in 8 years just making it to e-5 where i was e-5 within 3 years of becoming a submariner and i didnt even go into no special program.

Advice to Management

DONT LET SAILORS GET MARRIED until they have completed at least 1 tour of duty. Ive seen to many outstanding sailors go to crap because they either loose everyhting in a divorce or dont know how to handle it and start getting into much avoidable trouble.

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  1. Outstanding opportunity to obtain a plethora of leadership-building experiences ... worldwide!

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    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In what service can you fly aircraft, drive ships, jump out of (perfectly good) airplanes, dive to the depths of sea, and serve in special forces considered the best of the best? Only the U.S. Navy.

    Cons

    Deployments (and the associated separation from family) continue to get longer and longer. It's time to lengthen tours, shorten deployments, and reduce the number of moves in a 20-year career.

    Advice to Management

    Flag Officers have an *almost* across-the-board tendency to be detached from the work lives of their subordinates. They forget the amount of work required to provide them with the desired (but not always necessary) level of support. Get out of your offices and among the Officers and Enlisted whom you lead and talk to them. Request frank assessments of current working conditions.

  2. It provided a great opportunity to see the world.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Portsmouth, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Portsmouth, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits if you are married, not so much if you are single.

    Cons

    Being away from your family and the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Develop young sailors instead of giving them busy work.

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