US Navy Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
3,652 Reviews
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3,652 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 155 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 129 reviews)


Cons
  • Being away from family work enviroment constantly changing must be adaptive (in 431 reviews)

  • Possibly long time spans away from home, likely completely out of communications (in 281 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    pay, travel, experience, people, ports

    Cons

    travel, hours, time away from family

  2.  

    Very challenging however, very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Diverse culture, multiple leadership qualities, Instills attention to details, great networking experience

    Cons

    Working hours can be difficult to bear with/

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    its been great had some ups and some down but wouldnt trade it for nothing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    opportunities are endless and can make rank fast

    Cons

    long hours deployment no overtime duty days

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Best decision that I have ever made as it has made me into the person that I am today.

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    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  Waco, TX
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Waco, TX

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

    Pros

    Amount of training they put you through for success after your time in the Navy
    Leadership abilities
    Management skills acquired
    Ability to Travel to different locations
    Ability to get your College Degree
    Benefits
    Vacation allowance
    Meeting people and making friends for life

    Cons

    Being away from your family
    Long deployments
    promotions based on testing skills at lower levels
    Getting comfortable and then moving on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what your doing as we have a proven record of success. Continue learning from your peers as well as learn from the lower ranking individuals as well as the upper ranking individuals. Never take anyone for granted and learn from their abilities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    benefits and opportunities after the navy

    Cons

    takes away your personal life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be willing to learn from those under you and be open to new ways of doing things. everything shouldn't be last minute.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding experience, allowing diversification into multiple areas of responsibility

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    Current Employee - O5 - Navy - Commander  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - O5 - Navy - Commander in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Often exciting work for which you feel like you are making a genuine contribution to global security. The career has constantly pushed me to tackle new responsibilities and learn new things. Educational benefits have been key, starting with the NROTC scholarship that paid for my undergraduate degree, followed by flight school, and eventually a two-year resident masters program at the Naval Postgraduate School. Significant travel opportunities are also rewarding.

    Cons

    It does require a significant sacrifice in your personal life, especially once you start a family. The frequent moves (we have moved on average every other year for the past decade) can be a love/hate sort of thing. I'm grateful for the experiences I have been able to share with my family, living in many different parts of the country, and our family always tries to find the good parts about "the next place." That aspect depends largely on how well your family stays optimistic about the experience. But there's no changing the fact that the family separations and frequent moves are a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The only way to make things happen

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    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work in the US Navy is, you become apart of the most honorable branch of the US military services. The Navy give you every opportunity to advance yourself while in their service as well as advancing you education to best suit the area you want to advance in. I can only say my 10 years of service in the USN was the time was a great opportunity from 1960 thru 1970, wish I could do it all over again.

    Cons

    No cons to be had in the Navy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to know about their employee and what areas you can use to have them become all you can be, in civilian life as well as the military..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, all around. It was the reason I am where I'm at today.

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    Former Employee - Machinist Mate  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist Mate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    See the world, meet new friends, challenge, career and benefits.

    Cons

    Deployments, but you could have some of the best time in your life being deployed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let prior service back in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Benefits

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist

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

    Pros

    Good pay once you rank up and benefits is top notch

    Cons

    Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really, hope they give more pay

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall good expereince. Many opportunities across same series/grade level.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, stable, opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Limited promotion potential. Some areas have the good old boy syndrome. Cap on salaries for good performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to provide increase in salaries for good performance without having to increase in grade level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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