US Navy Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. It's Not a Job, It's an adventure!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Honolulu, HI

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

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

    Pros

    Timely promotions, tuition assistance, housing available.

    Cons

    Time away from the family.

  2. Great benefits Too much work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Travel
    Experience
    Needs of the Navy
    Deployments are too long

    Cons

    Not enough time off
    Accumulate leave to just waste it
    Not rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Give more time off to personnel

  3. It was an awesome experience in a fast pace work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

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

    Pros

    Travel is out of these world. The knowledge I gained is priceless. You get to meet people from all over the world and experience different cultures.

    Cons

    Deployment life is definitely hard for family and friends. Rapid change in work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Overall management level partakes in the everyday lifestyle that a service member goes through.

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  5. It is a great job for people who love to travel and meet new people. I enjoyed every experience that I had in the Navy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Honolulu, HI

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

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

    Pros

    You can learn new skills and improve yourself and your education at the same time.

    Cons

    Balancing your work life with your home life.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember to keep your people as a 1st priority.

  6. EM and RCT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - RCT in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Contractor - RCT in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great training for future employment

    Cons

    No balance between work and family life

  7. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Job security, interesting assignments, bragging rights.

    Cons

    Moving and relocating at the whim of the navy

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain top notch employees who want to stay in, but not relocate every 3 years.

  8. US Navy

    Current Employee - Supervisor in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Honolulu, HI

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

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

    Pros

    travel, pay, benefits, people, experience

    Cons

    people, working hours, deployments, pay raises

    Advice to Management

    learn to take care of your people.

  9. Truly accelerates your life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The training, benefits and experience you receive from serving in the US Navy as an Intelligence Specialist is invaluable. Excellent performance is directly reflected in promotions. The Navy culture breeds connections, contacts and relationships that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    Shipboard deployments can be trying on family relationships and can burn you out if you face them back to back.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize the recognition of technical experts concentration on leadership activity and military achievements can stunt a technical exerts career and cause you to lose the leading experts in those positions.

  10. Naval Officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Quick track to leadership experience. Good pay with food and housing subsidies to make it even better

    Cons

    Typical government organization where it's difficult to fire people so a lot of slackers are able to float around. Inefficient work practices.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize mission accomplishment in evaluations

  11. Challenging and Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

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

    Pros

    Fastest career path to gain responsibility, see the world, meet the most people and learn new skills. An incredibly wide array of fields and positions to apply for.

    Cons

    Manning: Some units are overmanned, but many are undermanned. Even on some shore duties, work/life balance can

    Advice to Management

    Consider the relative strain and weight on each of your direct reports and their junior personnel. Balance within and outside the working environment is key to a healthy life.

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