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  1.  

    EM and RCT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Pros

    Great training for future employment

    Cons

    No balance between work and family life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Job security, interesting assignments, bragging rights.

    Cons

    Moving and relocating at the whim of the navy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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)

    Pros

    travel, pay, benefits, people, experience

    Cons

    people, working hours, deployments, pay raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Naval Officer

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize mission accomplishment in evaluations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience overall. Experience varies greatly with job and command.

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

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a young adult, I have learned how to be an effective team member and professional much quicker than my peers. I also gained experience in a growing, lucritave field that I can and plan to take further on the civilian side. The GI Bill is fantasic in addition to the littany of other benefits that are afforded to you both during and after your service.

    Cons

    Leadership is often overwhelmed due to poor manning structure. Overall attitude about the job seems to be negative due to long, shifting schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please fix the manning structure within NIOC Hawaii. There are too few senior leaders (Especially E6's, you couldn't pay me enough to be an E6 at this command) for our 1,700 Sailors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Tough yet exciting job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Navy Lieutenant Surface Warfare Nuke in Ewa Beach, HI
    Current Employee - US Navy Lieutenant Surface Warfare Nuke in Ewa Beach, HI

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

    Pros

    Challenging, Leadership, Never Boring, World Travel

    Cons

    Long hours, away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of travel.

    Cons

    Deployments take time away from family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Why the Navy was good to me

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

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

    Pros

    The Navy was an amazing opportunity for me to grow and figure out the person I am and above all else I was able to do things that no other person my age could have done. The Base Pay is mediocre at best; however, the bonuses and extra allowances more than make up for it. The benefits were the icing on the cake because I spent my whole life wearing glasses and I received Lasik eye surgery without paying a dime because it was covered under my healthcare insurance.

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement in the enlisted side are not very good depending on the chosen Military Occupation. The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it. Unless the Navy is a career choice you will have a hard time finding employment making a comparable salary once you finish your contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the advancement process

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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