Royal Navy

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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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3.6 40 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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Sir Jonathon Band

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Amazingly varied opportunities with huge responsibilities taken on very early in your career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUnpredictability of postings mean that life is always exciting and the team you are with will never be better! Also, you actually do get to see the world.

    ConsUnpredictability of postings - can be the worst thing also, especially when you have a family. Promotion is very rigid, especially at Officer level. For the level of responsibility you take on (management, financial, personnel, risk etc) it will never equate to civilian life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good employer, takes care of its people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities for operating across functional areas building up lots of skills that translate well into the commercial sector. Offers a great pension, offers training and development and excellent healthcare. It has great people, a rarely good set of values and is number one for teamwork.

    ConsGiven that it is a defence force, there is not always the personal choice available in employment, in particular location. The work is mainly at sea so you must be up for separation from your family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some more people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Marine Engineer

    Marine Engineer (Current Employee) Helensburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsGood opportunities to gain life experiences and obtain qualifications.

    ConsLarge amount of manning decisions are made by people who have lost touch with the problems and work load of todays sailors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you ask for your employees opinion DONT ignore it and stick your head in the sand until it is too late!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineering Technician

    Petty Officer Engineering Technician (Current Employee) Plymouth, England (UK)

    ProsJob security, Travel, and good career progression couple with a team ethos and an ever changing workload mean that life never gets too boring.

    ConsPlannong any kind of home life can be near impossible at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to those that actually do the job on a daily basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stepping Stone

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsCivilian recognised qualifications, travel, good camaraderie amongst junior rates

    Consstuck in the past, almost victorian class structure onboard, poor and declining pay, conditions and morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementLose the cleanliness obsession and concentrate on safety

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Royal Navy is a an employer with great opportunities and gives a feeling of achievement.

    Leading Engineering (Current Employee) Helensburgh, Scotland (UK)

    ProsThe people you meet and places you visit are great. The training you receive is second to none and there is always a chance to improve yourself.

    ConsBeing based away from home for long periods and only seeing loved ones on leave periods. Being submerged on a submarine with no contact at all is the main downfall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to allow employees to make most of the time they are not deployed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great way of life for the right person

    Engineer Officer (Current Employee)

    ProsHuge variety, great people, real challenges, stacks of life experience and almost certainly lots of travel. It's far more than a job.

    ConsMilitary life is great when single and without ties. But as life moves on you need to either leave the military or find a very understanding (and independent) other half able to cope with the separation. It's far more than a job.

     

    boring

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmoney life on the ocean waves

    Consloads no credit class system upper class nobs

    Advice to Senior Managementwake up and smell the coffee

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    Aircraft Technician

    Air Engineering Technician (Former Employee) Yeovil, England (UK)

    ProsTravel opportunities and job satisfaction, when deployed you work hard but the aircraft maintenance side is challenging and enjoyable

    ConsCleaning and ceremonial, the amount of time you are taken out of your job to perform menial tasks detracts from the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A way of life not just a job

    Submarine Service (Current Employee) Plymouth, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent development opportunities, Travel, Good pay

    ConsTime away from loved ones, Long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-balance the work/life aspect of the job and less people will consider leaving the sevice

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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