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United States Navy

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Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

Pros

Great Benefits, see the world, free college.

Cons

Not as secure a job as it used to be.
Personnal life may suffer.
Always away from home.
Your choices aren't really your choices

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less deployments.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It is, what it is.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician (Surface Warfare) in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician (Surface Warfare) in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Pay gets better over time. Once you adapt to the lifestyle its "doable". Hard work can potentially get you somewhere, "given that you are likeable". It will show you what your truly able to tolerate (underway). The job itself is great. Thinking, working, troubleshooting etc. Its only the people who make the Navy hard at times.

    Cons

    The negative attitude/mentality of some individuals. The whole "misery loves company" bit. The fact that a lousy chain of command or tyrant chief can greatly influence your outcome and decisions in the Navy. I was a (4.0/ EP) Sailor BTW. I played the game to perfection, but you couldn't /cant pay me to do it over again. My detailer called me while I was on terminal talking about a 30k re-enlistment bonus. No thanks ET1 I said. Glad its done and happy to of served. Did what I had to for the time I had to. Saw the world. Even blew out a hip in BUD/S. It's a great experience overall. As the say though "the fleet's for the birds".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. I know nothing I would or could say would change what is. So for those who NEED a job because you have nowhere else to go, the Navy's great. Three hot's and a cot. Those of you with real potential and aptitude for college and a fruitful career, don't trick yourself. There will be time's you'd rather be homeless on the streets of any city than to be "haze grey and underway". Its the epitome of saturation. There's no escaping it. Not until your EAOS or PRD. There is a reason there are suicides on deployment. Not everyone is crazy. But the boat "ship" will make you think you are. Good luck to future sailors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Stable, but slow promotion opportunities as civilian.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ridgecrest, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Ridgecrest, CA

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

    Pros

    Exciting, meaningful work.
    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy heavy.
    Location is highly isolated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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