Indian Navy Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
67 Reviews
4.1
67 Reviews
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Indian Navy Commander-in-Chief Pranab Mukherjee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Being a central government job, Indian Navy provides job security with several benefits (in 5 reviews)

  • You get an opportunity to serve your country with pride and uniform (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indian Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great place for life work balance

    Cons

    Low salary and less infrastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
  2.  

    Dedication to work with alacrity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to serve the nation.

    Cons

    Hardships and away from family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good if you want a job, which can provide lifetime benefits to you and your family members

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Navy Petty Officer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Navy Petty Officer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    You get an opportunity to serve your country with pride and uniform. You will get good carrier growth opportunities internally but you must have strong education background.. You get lifetime Pension after retirement, Medical benefits to you and your family for the lifetime too. so if you are in search of job with will to live hard life than join the Indian Navy.

    Cons

    This is not a luxury job.Very tougher working hours, You may have to work for 18 to 20 hours a Day, depending on situation. Very harsh management. Think twice before joining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's Defence force so no advice from general public.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Officer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Officer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Perks, Respect, Dignity, Pride, Facilities

    Cons

    rigid organization, difficult environment, less pay in cash,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An OK job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Officer in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Officer in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    job security ,good for those do not like changes in job profile, perks of government service, increments and raises not linked to performance

    Cons

    total non- transparency in appraisal system (biggest drawback), rigid system, cannot change jobs for professional development (another big drawback for technical professionals), limited opportunity for growth, no assured growth unlike other government services, salary not commensurate with hardships ,unstable family life due to frequent transfers and lack of family accomodation/proper schools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HRM reforms most urgent; need to break away from old british systems, manpower management should be planned to cater for high rate of growth stagnation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    It is a professional service providing you with excellent leadership opportunities at an young age. One inculcates a strong spirit of camaraderie, team work and trust in the organization and personnel. One is exposed to leadership of a high caliber with strong commitment to the country, organization and subordinates, who deal with all issues in a fair and honest approach.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is skewed because of operational pressures when serving onboard fighting units, however it is more than made up due strong sense of achievement. Promotions are by and large time based and one has to serve a fixed amount in each rank. So, if you are ambitious and aim to rise in the organization fast, this is not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote transparency in career growth by publishing annual merit list. Discourage sycophancy and yes men.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The perfect place to transform from a boy to a man

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    An extremely fine service with a robust management system and lots of opportunities for young officers. Leadership skills, resource and time management, project management, challenges at sea with machinery, systems, manpower.

    Cons

    As you grow in service, the challenge reduce drastically and complacency starts setting in. Falling in line is the norm and creativity takes a major hit. Innovations and changes are seldom appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision for long term is critical for intrinsic motivation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The most amazing place to work at !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Commander in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    Friendships for life, effective work life balance, challenging jobs, Top of the line equipment

    Cons

    Transfers are frequent but necessiated to ensure job rotation and to give the same platform to all individuals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Adventurous and fulfilling experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Joint Director in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Joint Director in Mumbai (India)

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

    Pros

    - Regular job profile changes
    - Postings along the coast and big cities
    - Meet people from different cultures of Indian Sub continent
    - Enriches both professionally and personally
    - teaches good mannerisms and ethics t
    - Supports family

    Cons

    - frequent transfers
    - Big cities, difficult to get family accommodation
    - authoritative and hierarchical
    - In touch with Movers and Packers always
    - transfers at short notices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indian Navy

    Pros

    Stability, Govt remuneration, security, facilities and culture

    Cons

    Too much away from families

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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