US Navy Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • 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
  2. Why the Navy was good to me

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    • 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
  3. Great Training, Amazing Work and Paid Travel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Really good training and of course benefits. The pay was more than fair for the experience needed to do the work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours could get a little out of hand with work being completed but supervisors insisting that more needed to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have set goals as to what needs to be accomplished and once you achieve them review and change if needed, but if results are satisfactory, don't keep working on that project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Navigation Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Navigation Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    This helped me be a better person, through learning and experiences. The Navy really teaches you to deal with stuff that might not be "every day"...

    Cons

    It needs some stress management at the begining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Amazing learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Information Systems Technician in Wahiawä, HI
    Former Contractor - Information Systems Technician in Wahiawä, HI

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was shore stationed in Hawaii, housing allowance once certain rank, worked in air conditioned office environment, and honestly the cons heavily outweighed the pros in my department..

    Cons

    Some serious problems with micromanagement within my department, shift rotation constantly varied, medical sucks, morale was way low, only personnel in my department ever recognized were those playing assistant to the E6 n above (favoritism all the way)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience for anyone willing to give it a try

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anti-Submarine Warefare in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anti-Submarine Warefare in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting employment opportunities for those with initiative

    Cons

    Be ready to deal a huge bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Submarine Officer

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

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled Benefits, great pay, extremely talented and highly trained work force.

    Cons

    Working on a fast attack submarine means you need to be accustomed to an unpredictable work schedule and extensive service at sea, followed by in port periods that include three section work and shipyard availabilities where it is not uncommon to work over 90 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All submarines, and the people serving on them, would benefit from the dual crew system. This would allow for better training opportunities as well as increase the qualiity of life for service members and their families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    The Navy will train you, feed you, and clothe you. You can get federal and local holidays off. You get 30 days vacation each year. You have opportunities to travel. You work with high-tech electronic equipment.

    Cons

    As a linguist, your duty locations are much fewer as compared to the rest of the Navy. Depending upon how which languages you are fluent in, you may have fewer opportunities to travel and your advancement opportunities may be limited compared to other linguists.

    Recommends
  10. Benefits that last a lifetime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E4 - Navy - Petty Officer Third Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - E4 - Navy - Petty Officer Third Class in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits & secure paycheck

    Cons

    structured lifestyle, less family time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Focuses on the bottom line

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LS2(SS) in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - LS2(SS) in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    $$$, plenty of time on your feet.... wait what

    Cons

    Does not care about family or the people who make up this force too much authority is kept at the top and lower ranks almost get no responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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