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US Navy Reviews in Hawaii

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
3,484 Reviews

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Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 147 reviews)

  • The opportunity to travel to a country you may never have seen or thought about (in 118 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family is the only issue, but we manage the time we have very well (in 398 reviews)

  • The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it (in 260 reviews)

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  1.  

    If I could only leave a lower rating

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    no shortage of b.s. wait what

    Cons

    everything that could be wrong is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to make this look like a corporation. Getting kicked out for BCA in less than a month when people who knowingly broke the law (i.e. DUI, Narcotics abuse...etc.) stay in while "processing" and collect a full paycheck. You won't listen to this anyway....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You get what you give, does not decribe this job. You work your butt off to be take advantage of.

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    You get to see the world and explore new possiblities, get free training. You get to be a lab rat, and an experimental patient for science.

    Cons

    You get to see the world and explore new possiblities then realise you get to see the world from in side of a steel trap where you can't see anything out, get free training on how to tie knots, that will help you. You get to be a lab rat, and an experimental patient for science.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    They give you what you need, not what you want

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    Former Employee - Petty Officer Second Class  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    benefits are the pro, healthcare, housing, resources beyond anything in the civilian side for anything you would need at the Fleet and family service center. It is a big family, everyone looks out for you. opportunity is high.

    Cons

    deployments, time away from family, the way the commands own you, being called in on off days is a regular occurrence.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Hard Work, Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Officer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Officer in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Rewarding and fulfilling. Great people to work with. I think most people know what they're getting into, so it shouldn't come as a surprise. That said, it can be incredibly rewarding.

    Cons

    Tough environment, time away from home. There are many times when the work is tedious and mundane, but that's to be expected. Promotion/advancement is highly scripted and based on time in, not performance (you aren't going to jump ahead if you are the top performer, just stand a better chance of promotion to the next rank).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Master at Arms ( mp)

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    Former Employee - Military Police Officer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Military Police Officer in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Secure job with benefits and travel.

    Cons

    Nothing at all everything was better than civilian jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job, Better life

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    Current Employee - Naval Officer  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    The people you meet are outstanding and the experience you get from both work and travel cannot be gained from any other job in the world.

    Cons

    Being away from family was the hardest part of the job. But this is part of the self sacrifice that is common for those in an all volunteer force.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always balance life and work.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Glad I did it, but never doing it again...

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    Former Employee - Information Systems Technician  in  Wahiawä, HI
    Former Employee - Information Systems Technician in Wahiawä, HI

    Pros

    Good things about the Navy is it can get you money fast. As soon as you go to bootcamp you will be getting paid. All your clothes will be given to you, and they will continue to train you in everything you do, and pay for your training and education until you get out. Your health care and medical expenses will be taken care of, and any move you do between commands will be as well.

    Cons

    Bad things that come with being in the Navy: being subjected to vulgar personalities all the time, working on weekends and holidays without a choice, being far away from your family, and possibly in another country where it's expensive and difficult to leave or for your family to be able to come see you, possibly deploying for 10 months to a year and being away from your family the entire time, always working very long shifts, 13 hours, or on duty days 24 hours, if you're a female, having to put your hair in a tight bun every day and not being able to color your hair or nails, if you're a male, having to get your hair cut very short every week without fail, insomnia no matter where you live or work because of constantly changing sleep schedules, or having sea sickness for 10 months straight on a ship, getting woken up to do phone musters, or drills on the ship, having no space for your things and living on a ship with only a locker, having restrictions on the clothing you can wear and the places you can travel. You will be told who you can and can't be around, and one person can jeopardize your entire career and life after the Navy, so beware who you associate with. Your hard work might not always pay off, and you could get burned very quickly and easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to step on your workers. Be loyal and they will be loyal to you. Be a mentor, not a tyrant.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    Current Employee - Petty Officer Third Class  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Petty Officer Third Class in Pearl Harbor, HI

    Pros

    Everything is great and you geet to see the world

    Cons

    Long Days but still great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    the best career decision i ever made!

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    Current Employee - Senior Management  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Working with people who share your enthusiasm and the benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes the working hours and complying with decision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of those who are loyal to the mission and Navy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Hardworking job but worth every second.

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Honolulu, HI

    Pros

    Teamwork. The teamwork you find here will never let you down.
    Camaraderie. The people you meet in the Navy will be friends for life.

    Cons

    Micro-Managing. Upper chain of command seems to always micro manage.
    Quality of life isn't always the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more faith in your junior personnel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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