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Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
4,270 Reviews
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4,270 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Life changing for the good and the bad!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Navy E4 Electronica Tech in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Navy E4 Electronica Tech in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Medical benefits. Exposure to new and different cultures. Making life long friendships with people you wouls otherwise not have ever met!

    Cons

    Long times away from family and friends. Horrible living standards on ships. The higher u get ranked the harder it become to advance more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With high rank comes high responsibilities l...get off your high horses and reconnect with the lower ranked people and maybe the morale wouldnt be so low.

  2.  

    Great experience with ever increasing levels of Leadership, Responsibility and Accountability.

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Educational opportunities, Benefits, Qualifications, Travel and Job experience.

    Cons

    Time away from family and potentially working in a hazardous environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There appears to be too many stove piped organizations within the Navy which takes a great deal of communication and collaboration to overcome barriers.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Navy rah rah

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Department Head in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Water girls. Aka mermaids. Beer.

    Cons

    Can't swim. Can't dance. YMCA is a great song, but in the Navy is my battle cry. They need a boys night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can we get a cruise liner? That would really improve morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ballistic Submarine Scheduler for Pacific Operations

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    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Pearl Harbor, HI

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

    Pros

    Met and worked with top notch people, done things most people never get to do.

    Cons

    Long hours, leaving civilization for months at a time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Expirience

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

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Travel opportunity's, great training, and a great way to start a career.

    Cons

    Hours, that you don't control where you can be stationed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hospital corpsman

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Hospital Corpsman
    Former Contractor - Hospital Corpsman

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Navy offers many opportunities to continue education. It also offers you the ability to advance in your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes people who are put in charge like your supervisors don't always have the best interest of their Sailors at heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little common sense goes a long way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great benefits, experience and travel

    Cons

    Extended time away from family

    Recommends
  9.  

    U.S. Navy Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    You gain a lot of travel time and experience in your rate that you chose.

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't always work in your designated rate and overtime is always authorized and the pay is still the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the favoritism and view and help everyone equally. Our leaders in every department need to stand up for their people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IT is what it is, it has its ups and downs.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, school, experience, people, and perks

    Cons

    stress and time away from everyone

  11.  

    An adventure of a lifetime!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT3 in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT3 in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Exciting, great benefits, amazing job opportunites.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and not every station is dedicated to allowing they're sailors to have lives outside of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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