US Navy Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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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. It's not just a job its also an adventure

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    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Too many to list. Travel, Job Opportunities, camaraderie, diverse management positions, diversity, etc...

    Cons

    Family separations, missing important family life events but this is why we do what we do for our country and family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. After 25 years, I am transition to a civilian position. The Navy has done me well for my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership and education opportunities. I did get to travel and see many parts of the world that I normally would not have seen.

    Cons

    Time away from Family and some of the locations that you must live at.

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    Positive Outlook
  3. US Navy Supply Chain and Logistics Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Navy afforded me the opportunity to pursue a grow an excellent career in Logistics and Supply Chain management.

    Cons

    Long separations from family. Stress placed on family members due to duty station transfers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Mission First Sailors Always

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    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent job security with an opportunity to see the world. Outstanding health benefits and vacation benefits. Advancement opportunities are good if you work hard. Index pension is good after 20 years of service.

    Cons

    Having to move every two to three years can both be a pro or a con depends how you look at. Being away from family for long periods of time can be very taxing. Pay is not enough to make up for the missed time with family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of your people, people are the most valuable resource in the military. Leadership by example do as I say not as I do really upsets people. Too politically correct, not fun anymore. Listen to the CPO mess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I enjoy working somewhere where every day I can make a difference in the lives of those around me and even those that I don't see who are affected.

    Cons

    Time consuming.the Navy is definitely a job that takes up a lot of time. you also move around a lot if you're single this is ok but if you're married with a family it could be hard

  7. Crypto

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    Former Employee - CTM in Earth, TX
    Former Employee - CTM in Earth, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits to include medical, TSP, paid leave, travel, pay, and employment locations.

    Cons

    Intrusive leadership. Making rank to chief seems to require that you focus on yourself and screw the others around you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the menial quarterly and annual trainings. Too much time is wasted with people repeating themselves all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. I had fun here.

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    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Steady income, excellent health benefits, opportunity to advance, travel

    Cons

    Not paid enough for the stress endured, mission first, no off time or holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your troops

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Highly complex and classified nuclear reactors power the Navy’s most formidable vessels.

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    Former Employee - ET1
    Former Employee - ET1

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

    Pros

    valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.

    Cons

    All that come with military life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Electronics technician working with many systems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Able to see the world and able to get great work experience

    Cons

    Long hours and many days away from family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Retirement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    One of the best retirement plans

    Cons

    Didn't have a lot of time home with my family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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