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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
4,114 Reviews
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Pros
  • you have a paycheck every two weeks no matter what you get full medical and dental benefits (in 170 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • You will have to be away from family at long periods of time for deployments (in 460 reviews)

  • Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that (in 297 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    US Navy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infomaiton Systems Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA
    Current Employee - Infomaiton Systems Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Job security, benefits and travel.

    Cons

    You could get killed. Do a lot of cleaning. Work super long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a good idea to tell your people why you are doing what your doing when you have time to explain. That way the next time you do something that in time critical it will not be questioned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The command has many flexible shifts, 8-hr, 9-hr, 10-hr, 8-flex, and 12-hr shifts from which to choose. They also have a variety of start times anywhere from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the morning. This makes it workable for commuters who want to avoid some if not all of the typical morning crush. NMPDC has a robust telework program. This is very helpful with life and weather events. Many folk or regular teleworkers one or two days a week and some more days. For the many flexibilities we won the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility in the When Work Works competition.

    Cons

    Parking is non-existent. There is a waiting list to ask for permission to drive your car to work. We have a high churn rate in staff and leadership as key military members receive orders. Navy medicine is undergoing much reorganization which brings uncertainty. NMPDC is Federally funded and that brings concerns for sequestration, furlough, and shutdown. We are mostly one-deep in key positions. The IT environment is changing and that can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep what works. Don't "shuffle the deck-chairs" just because you have the position for the next 13-18 months. Trust your managers. Counting "noses" can be done remotely. Cross-training and active mentoring would be welcome on a continual basis not once a year.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent careers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Travel money and education, lots of opportunities for people who want to work

    Cons

    Nuckleheads, deployments long , don't get rid of lazy idiots

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  5.  

    I get all the support I need to perform my job very well

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I can go to other bases and get to visit different places of the US and the world

    Cons

    I'm away from my family for a year at a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Officer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Unlimited advancement, that is totally up to you. Travel around the world and working with outstanding young American's who are committed to Core values.

    Cons

    Long deployments, with very little down time between cycles. And the future is not going to get any better with the down sizing to come.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Join the Navy see the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Travel see the world free of charge

    Cons

    Risk of death in a foreign country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to glass door.. why force a new member to rate a company when that is not the reason I came here.
    I wanted to see the rating on a company... ONLY

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An organization that is going to open you up to opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Navy Sailor E4 in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - US Navy Sailor E4 in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Hands on experience that you would not receive in the a private sector

    Cons

    lack of compensation, high use of chain of command

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not change the process for the sake of changing it because you are a higher ranking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very good Industrial Hygiene program.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist
    Former Employee - Industrial Hygienist

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Clear guidance on how to perform your job according to Navy standards.

    Cons

    Industrial Hygiene Officers who are in charge because they are military, not because they are the best suited or qualified for leadership of the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider choosing the best department heads, regardless of whether they are military or civilian.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Establishing lifelong relationships.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Your co-workers are more like a close family. You always remember them.

    Cons

    Turning into a business with less common sense being used in major decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Every citizen should spend some time serving in the military.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Training; leadership and management experience; paid education; quality people; international travel; a job you can feel good about doing and have fun in the process.

    Cons

    time away from home and frequent moves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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