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Updated April 23, 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. Helpful (1)

    Nuclear Electronics Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Traveling around the world, and living in different places

    Cons

    Being away from family for long periods of time

  2. Division Officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reliable, structured, benefits, multitude of experiences and opportunites

    Cons

    Deployments, duty days, no overtime

  3. Firecontrolman

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training, rewarding technical work, and travel was great. As an FC, advancement is usually pretty good, and working on the gear you operate helps.

    Cons

    The hours were awful, deployments were tough, though manageable, and collateral duties quickly added up, overwhelming your primary job pretty quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and reasonable. Obviously things are going to be strict and tough because it is the military, but that doesn't mean you have to be condescending.

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  5. Military Officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to excel.
    Great mentoring sessions.
    Opportunity to see world.

    Cons

    I did not have any cons while in the service.

  6. Surface Warfare Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great stepping stone for amazing opportunities while serving your country. You are forced into Leadership and Management roles that give you unmatched levels of responsibility. Also incredible opportunity to travel the globe. Work with professionals. Obtain unmatched experiences and work with some great people from all over the US. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Deployments are getting longer and more frequent. Even while in port you have to sleep on the ship often and support 24/7 operations regularly. High stress environments. Long hours of work with little sleep. While deployed you can expect to get 4-5 hours of sleep per night if you are lucky.

  7. Logistics Specialist

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    Current Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    One of the most versatile jobs in the navy to have it can translate to a lot of civilian jobs and you will see and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of stress, insufficient amounts of sleep, time you spend at a computer and on your feet adds up.

    Advice to Management

    Your workers reflect you so give them adequate break time and don't micromanage and you all have the best team I promise you.u

  8. Lots of ups and some downs.

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in Everett, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Strive to do your best and take on extra opportunities. You will get noticed and progress. Be average and you'll survive right up till the next cutback and wonder why.

    Cons

    You are going to deploy, quit whining about it and enjoy it for what it is. No where else will you see the same things in the world than with the Navy.

  9. Excellent opportunities for leadership and service.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Job security, benefits package, meaningful work

    Cons

    Excessive travel, unpredictable appropriated resourcing

    Advice to Management

    Lessen and stabilize deployment lengths

  10. Nuclear Machinist Mate (Surface/ USS Nimitz)

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Bremerton, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Navy offers great and applicable training with lots of opportunity to learn and develop skills in areas that you are interested in. Get a quick trip around that world that only cost your time and work. Diverse work group which helps expand though process and critical thinking skills.

    Cons

    Deployments can put stress on family and sometimes inconsistent hours while underway.

    Advice to Management

    The navy is always looking to better itself with yearly surveys given to personnel. I would recommend adding personal interview with 1 person from each division randomly selected for CMC and CO level.

  11. Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is always exciting and on the cutting edge of technology. There are great people who are dedicated and committed to making great capabilities for the men and women they support.

    Cons

    The acquisition bureaucracy is terrible on contractors and the defense industry. Even for government service personnel it is bad. The time wasted dealing with the department bureaucrats hurts everyone.

    Advice to Management

    There is easily 10 layers of bureaucrats that could be fired tomorrow and no one would miss them. Management must scale back if they ever want to fix the defense acquisition system.

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