Indian Navy Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Pros
  • The navy offers a very good areana for social life and also provides job security (in 5 reviews)

  • An opportunity to serve the nation (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • no settled life and lots of sailing away from family (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are not in the right appointments, then there is zero work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place for life work balance

    Cons

    Low salary and less infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Lt Cdr

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    Current Employee - Pilot
    Current Employee - Pilot

    I have been working at Indian Navy

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

    Pros

    Join Navy and see the world

    Cons

    Have to stay away from family


  3. A fine service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Camaraderie, Challenging work environment, assured career progression for the first 20 years

    Cons

    frequent transfer, inadequate family accommodation at most stations,

    Advice to Management

    Modernise!!!


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  5. Tremendous technical experience

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    Current Employee - Dy Director Design in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Dy Director Design in New Delhi (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Highly technical. Plenty of adventure. Disciplined. Ethical.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Since this being a Government organisation it is understandable. Should pay more attention to better maintenance.


  6. My Life in the NAVY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coimbatore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coimbatore (India)

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Makes you mentally tough and keeps you physically fit.
    Develops Self helpfulness, builds confidence, creates never give up attire, high scope of learning and exploitation of state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Literally one will have to sacrifice the family, Large scale influence of power by the officers and high-ups to gain access to prominent decisions to their personal advantage. Lack of job satisfaction as the work is never ending one.

    Advice to Management

    The system should be more transparent, "Service before self; and service with honor" concept should be thoroughly inculcated by the officers, misuse of power and authority should be totally forsaken.


  7. You join the Navy to serve your country and see the world

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    Former Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Job Security of atleast 15 years as sailor and 20 years as officer, assured 3 promotions, Good avenues for professional growth, You get to travel the world, assured inflation linked pension for the rest of your life after the mandatory serving period.

    Cons

    You are locked in for Minimum 15 years as a sailor and atleast 20 years as officer before you can come out. That is a pretty long commitment, even the short service commission of 10 years is too long

    Advice to Management

    Must change with the changing times.


  8. Not that bad if you know what you are getting into.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lieutenant Commander
    Former Employee - Lieutenant Commander

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good support system and perks.
    Housing is mostly available.
    Government pays for a lot of perks such as children's education, car mileage, etc.
    The intrinsic value of working for your country.
    The work life balance in Base postings is great.
    The respect from society is high.
    postings allow you to see Central and South India well.

    Cons

    Extremely rigid and bureaucratic structure. It is the govt after all.
    The Navy has forgotten to get rid of the British baggage and proudly carries a lot of garbage from that era.
    Seniors can be very abrasive and culture can quickly be very vindictive if you don't fall in the mold.
    Training is tough, especially for the cadet entry.It is everything you can imagine and more. Many cadets drop out after being injured for life.
    Officer entry cadets cannot leave the service voluntarily unless allowed by the President, which will never happen.
    Below Officer entry have very little perks and are treated very rough, end up doing menial jobs for the officers.
    Overall culture is not of collaboration and uplifting but rather sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get in line with the 21st century. Information dissemination in this day and age is fast. People know what the drawbacks are. Hence, the rapid decline in the number of applicants and fall in the ranks.
    Change HR structure and make reporting of illegal/ unnecessary misuse of power fast using the help of internet.
    Actually change the mindset of the people by adopting a new vision. This will encourage people to join and increase the faith of the people in service.
    Actually democratize the society and not just speak about it. Allow equal opportunities to people of all ranks out of their office, especially their families. If the families feel better, the sailor feels better too. Do not allow the hierarchy of the service change the way the families operate.


  9. Indian Navy - Professional Service

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Captain in Visakhapatnam (India)
    Former Employee - Captain in Visakhapatnam (India)

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I loved the adventure, professionalism and leadership opportunities that the Indian Navy offered to me. It has put me a cut above the rest in the corporate world. Now that I have worked in both the arenas, I value what the training and opportunities that the services have bestowed on me

    Cons

    You must have a love for adventure, you must be ready to sacrifice on family life with being transferred at times at short notice across the country. You must be ready to live out of boxes and move houses four to five times in a city before the next transfer out of the city. The Indian Navy is only for the strong hearted and not the weaklings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. And Pranab Mukherjee is not the CEO. The Chief of the Naval Staff is the CEO


  10. sailor from navigation and direction branch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    prestigious service, good divisional system, discipline , training, commitment

    Cons

    on board ship at sea

    Advice to Management

    my trustworthy and dependebility


  11. Good organization for initial years

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leading Electrical Mechanic Air in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Leading Electrical Mechanic Air in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Indian Navy

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

    Pros

    the company has good culture and good place to work for those who like adventure. the pride you carry through out your life is worth of putting your initial years with the organization.

    Cons

    quite a huge difference across ranks being armed forces which is necessary given the of the Organization then the employees at lower ranks are not satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    none



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