US Navy Reviews in Hawaii

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3,521 Reviews

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Review Highlights

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.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    Everything is great and you geet to see the world

    Cons

    Long Days but still great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    the best career decision i ever made!

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

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  3.  

    Hardworking job but worth every second.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Honolulu, HI

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

    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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  5.  

    Great management and leadership experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lieutenant - Officer  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Lieutenant - Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Immediate management and leadership experience that you wouldn't find anywhere else. Great professional training programs. Good stepping stone to almost any career afterwards.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of underway time, deployments away from friends and family are very tough. Stress is very high. However, this is all offset by the pros.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Naval Officer

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

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Housing and living allowances. Medical and Dental coverage. Tricare health insurance coverage for family.

    Some assignments can be exciting and interesting. Plenty of opportunity to travel or live new places.

    Excellent education benefits before and after service. Undergraduate education opportunities like ROTC and Service Academies. Postgraduate opportunities while in the service. VA sponsored GI Bill can be used by service member or family members.

    Cons

    Long work hours with no such thing as overtime. You are on call 24/7. Long deployments where you are away from family and friends.

    You won't always get your duty station or job preference. Not all commands have good leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience in a well structured organization.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Learn leadership skills, meet great people, learn about structure, training across multiple platforms, travel to different countries, learn about other societies

    Cons

    possible deployments, daily uniforms, duty days, being away from family for long periods of time and sometimes multiple times a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not for Everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Great educational benefits
    Good for networking

    Cons

    Most regulations don't make sense or are ridiculous
    Travel opportunities are lacking
    health care providers are sub par
    Monetary benefits aren't sufficient

  9.  

    Great Training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Extensive Travel, Training, pay, health and educational benefits. A job in the US Navy gives you the opportunity to travel to places that would've been close to impossible if you were a civilian. I've been to most of the major cities in Asia and Australia without having to pay airfare. Another great benefit is that you get money for college and health benefits as well.

    Cons

    It's hard to settle in one place since you move every two or three years. There are going to be aspects of the Navy that you wouldn't like, however, it's the same case as any with any other job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best experience, wish I was still in.

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    Former Employee - Construction Electrician (CE3)/Cross Rated to Master At Arms  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Construction Electrician (CE3)/Cross Rated to Master At Arms in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Job training, travel, life experiences

    Cons

    Hard to advance in certain rates due to you are going up against the entire fleet versus your command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A leg up on others once you are out but you pay dearly for that opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Nuclear Electrician's Mate and Work Center Supervisor  in  Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electrician's Mate and Work Center Supervisor in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    *NUKE ELECTRICIAN ON A FAST ATTACK* Great overall technical training, all the information is easy to access for any kind of system you want to learn. Gives you a good work ethic and ability to absorb pain compared to the common American.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible culture at the top. The Navy has become an organization of who can blame others the quickest or abuse their power the most. ****In reality, the reason the Navy is absolutely horrible is one simple reason: the good people get out, the worthless and others unfit for leadership or capable of existing in todays society stay in and eventually become your leaders.**** In addition to that key point, the Navy is trying to write the dumb out of humans with procedures; it doesnt work. The Navy has decreased its training program difficulty levels to points where personnel who should not succeed - do. This causes accidents and other procedural violations later in life which are then punished. Do us all a favor and instead of risking your submariner's lives, filter those who shouldnt be there out prior to them ever getting the chance to hurt us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burn all your procedures, completely fire all of your personnel and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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