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US Navy Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
4,148 Reviews
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4,148 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A quality journey

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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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education, experience, relationships, leadership experience, travel

    Cons

    This does take a toll on the family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Greatest Navy in the WORLD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINE RADIOMAN SENIOR CHIEF in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINE RADIOMAN SENIOR CHIEF in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    By far the professional opportunities are endless for motivated and focused individuals

    Cons

    its a tough way to grow, however the experience can never be duplicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These people are more than just a uniform, and there are more than just submarines, ships, planes and SEALS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Join the Military

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Travel, Experience, Teamwork, education, benefits, compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments, choose your rate choose your fate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Place to Live. Travel. Diversity. Benefits.

    Cons

    Deployments. Military Medical. Participation in War.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The navy is doing a great job fielding new ideas and implementing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Bureaucracy takes up a lot of time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Being an Aircraft Mechanic in the Navy can be challenging at times, but I can honestly say there are many good days.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best thing about working here is we have an assigned mission that we have to complete and very fast paced most days.

    Cons

    The downside of my job is the time we spend away from home, When leaving for seven months at a time, it puts a lot of stress on families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten deployments.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    The US Navy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    World wide travel
    Get paid to learn
    Multiple jobs that transfer to civilian life

    Cons

    Family Separation
    Pay might not equal civilian pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Navy Corpsman

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great Benefits, World Travel, Great training

    Cons

    Long Deployments, Getting Shot at. Work life balance not so much early on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    culinary specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Culinary Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Culinary Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits get to see the word and defend our country

    Cons

    long working hour when out to sea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some good some bad its the military

  11.  

    Director of a training program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    The Navy is a great career field. You will constantly be learning and improving. You will gain experience in leading people, leading change, resource stewardship, and accomplishing mission. The educational opportunities are endless. You can travel the world. The retirement benefits are extraordinary.

    Cons

    You serve at the needs of the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn all you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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