US Navy Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • The medical and dental benefits (in 170 reviews)

  • Plenty of opportunity to travel or live new places (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • Often away from family for months at a time (in 460 reviews)

  • Away from home during deployments (in 297 reviews)

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  1. Admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great Benefits within the organization

    Cons

    Challenging withing the government organization.


  2. Challenging but rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT health insurance, tax free benefits, 30 days paid vacation per year, off on federally observed holidays, paid training, no requirements for prior experience or education

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime pay, general leadership style tends to cause industrious workers to get out and freeloaders to stay in...think a complete welfare system where hardworking individuals are penalized by carrying everyone else's load. Some very immature leaders especially in the E-7 and above enlisted ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Chief's mess in check, they are out of control. Stop over-inflating evaluations for underperforming workers.


  3. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Sailor in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Sailor in Norfolk, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic people. Dedicated and professional staff that care about their role in the defense of our nation

    Cons

    Incredible sacrifice to family life.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to counsel people in ways that will set them apart from their peers.


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  5. US Navy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machinist Mate in La Palma, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist Mate in La Palma, CA

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and opportunity to move up in. The Military is a career if you can handle being away from family for long periods of time.

    Cons

    Full time job where you will be required to be there when ever you are called upon regardless of what you are doing at that moment.


  6. great

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician Technician in Coronado, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician Technician in Coronado, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    stability, get paid every two weeks no matter what
    travel
    promotion
    education
    benifits

    Cons

    really difficult on the family when away for long periods of time
    high divorce rate


  7. Pentagon Requirements Officer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    The purpose of the Navy is great

    Cons

    Time away is very difficult.


  8. Aviation Administrationman

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for future,

    Cons

    There's really not any

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. Great career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job that will show you the world. GI bill, benefits, plenty of opportunities to advance in any career you choose.

    Cons

    Deployments can be long. Working hours are very long during deployment. Food on the ship is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to complain about. You know what you signed up for and continue to sign up for along the way.


  10. One of the best starting jobs to have

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Shows you how you are in life, prepares you for everything later in life. People are good, work is good, money is constant, and work more responsibility you get more pay

    Cons

    The only thing I can say that would be a con are deployments. You are away from your friends and family, and you have no idea when you'll be home


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    Maritime Escapades

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adventure on the high seas! Booty distribution weighted by performance reviews! We pillage and plunder and don't give a hoot!

    Cons

    Grog and keelhaulings! The sting of the lash and the ever-present occupational risk of incurred scurvy! Being chosen to climb the crow's nest in adverse meteorological conditions!

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the rum run out! Less booty for the bosun's mates! I'll have you know they're pilfering the rum!



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