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Updated July 3, 2015
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US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
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Pros
  • The medical and dental benefits (in 170 reviews)

  • Plenty of opportunity to travel or live new places (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • Often away from family for months at a time (in 460 reviews)

  • Away from home during deployments (in 297 reviews)

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  1. Great career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job that will show you the world. GI bill, benefits, plenty of opportunities to advance in any career you choose.

    Cons

    Deployments can be long. Working hours are very long during deployment. Food on the ship is not the greatest.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really to complain about. You know what you signed up for and continue to sign up for along the way.


  2. One of the best starting jobs to have

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technician in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Shows you how you are in life, prepares you for everything later in life. People are good, work is good, money is constant, and work more responsibility you get more pay

    Cons

    The only thing I can say that would be a con are deployments. You are away from your friends and family, and you have no idea when you'll be home


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    Maritime Escapades

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Adventure on the high seas! Booty distribution weighted by performance reviews! We pillage and plunder and don't give a hoot!

    Cons

    Grog and keelhaulings! The sting of the lash and the ever-present occupational risk of incurred scurvy! Being chosen to climb the crow's nest in adverse meteorological conditions!

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the rum run out! Less booty for the bosun's mates! I'll have you know they're pilfering the rum!


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  5. Gunners mate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Warehouse Person in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Person in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it is interesting and involves a lot of technical skills

    Cons

    you will be sent to a ship


  6. Hospital Corpsman

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time

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

    Pros

    Learn a trade that is marketable in the civilian world
    Travel the world

    Cons

    Restricted to the needs of the Navy


  7. Aviation Administrationman

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for future,

    Cons

    There's really not any

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. NuPOC Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Instructor in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Essentially a double scholarship for NUPOC program. No requirements until you graduate. Guaranteed job security for four years.

    Cons

    General military stuff. Slightly stunted professional development. Might be hard to transfer out of if you don't want to make it a career.


  9. Naval Flight Officer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

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

    Pros

    The job is dynamic and interesting

    Cons

    The job requires deployments and early mornings


  10. Aviation Electronics Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Easy to learn leadership skills, too many benefits to list such as healthcare and education, financial stability, transferability of job skills to civilian jobs is often very valuable.

    Cons

    Deployable often at short notice or shortly after returning from deployment, lots of time away from family, long working hours, not very conducive for family lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always judge a person based on their reputation. It happens all too often where someone comes in on a good recommendation, so they start off on a good foot, but they end up not being very good at what they do, but it gets overlooked because they are liked from higher ups from the very beginning. This also works for the opposite where people come in on a bad recommendation and are never given a fair chance and don't have a chance to succeed or show their true potential.


  11. Petty Officer Second Class

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AZ2 in Port Hueneme, CA
    Former Employee - AZ2 in Port Hueneme, CA

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome community. Travel is usually mandatory if you are active duty. Your personal experience is really based on your rate.

    Cons

    Possible plateau, again based on your rate. Long periods of time away from family during sea duty. Very bureaucratic. Not a lot of privacy in your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints here, its is a government job, and that comes with the responsibility to be an outstanding U.S. citizen. Anyone who can not handle what the Navy will serve you does not deserve to wear the uniform.



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