US Navy Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
3,757 Reviews
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Pros
  • you have a paycheck every two weeks no matter what you get full medical and dental benefits (in 159 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Being away from family work enviroment constantly changing must be adaptive (in 440 reviews)

  • Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that (in 288 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work...it will challenge you

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Oak Harbor, WA
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Oak Harbor, WA

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

    Pros

    Its like 1 big family...yes you will always have ups and downs and challenging times but every situation will help you grow and learned

    Cons

    the navy is turning into a corporate business..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward the people that continually excel in there jobs...and don't let a computer decide who stays in and who goes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would do it again if I could! Retired after 25 years.

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    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA
    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA

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

    Pros

    - Job satisfaction
    - Travel to all parts of the world
    - Camaraderie
    - Sense of belonging
    - Submarine life was great!

    Cons

    - Early in my career, we spent a lot of time away from home, but it's not that way anymore
    - If you happen to get stuck with a bad "Top 3" (C.O., X.O., COB (CMC)), life WILL be very difficult and morale WILL suffer
    - Too many dirtbags get promoted to Chief Petty Officer just because their job rating needs more Chiefs
    - Using education benefits and other things to entice people to join; people should join because they want to serve their country, not to milk the system for what THEY can get out of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen more to the junior enlisted personnel; they're the experts on the job
    - STOP buckling to political correctness (i.e., women on submarines, openly gay people being allowed to serve, etc.)
    - Get back to the "Work Hard, Play Hard" lifestyle of days gone by; that's the only way morale will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The best job I ever had.

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    Former Employee - Chief Warrant Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Chief Warrant Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Great training, health and dental, guaranteed room and board, awesome travel and opportunities to live in other countries.

    Cons

    Long hours, long days, long weeks. Plenty of time to be the best at your job. Met great people and made best friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be flexible and exercise plenty of patience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an adventure I will never forget.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    My reason to work here would have to be to help people. I would love to work in a Healthcare environment to get hands on training to become the best health care professional as possible.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say its a challenge but just being in new environment coming from the military is a challenge itself.

  6.  

    It was an overall great experience just have to get use to taking orders.

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    Current Employee - E-5 in Bellevue, NE
    Current Employee - E-5 in Bellevue, NE

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

    Pros

    The pros to working here is that even when the economy is on a downturn you have a guaranteed salary. Also if you love to travel this is the job for you.

    Cons

    The challenges are being away from family and not being able to make your own choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the military so some obstacles can be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Love the Navy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great job with great people doing what I love.

    Cons

    Deployments are a pain. You can't fire the help.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worthwhile, 8 years of proud service.

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel, peers, environment, training, total mind changing experience.

    Cons

    Pay, sometimes a unsupportive chain of command but its like that in the civilian sector also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement more focus groups and survey's to understand the bottom structure views.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity to see the world and become an adult.

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel, Adventure, Brotherhood, Worldly Experiences, Great work ethics, Ability to overcome any challenge, free college and pride of service.

    Cons

    War, Strain on family, Limited control of outcomes at lower ranks and difficulty advancing in certain rates (jobs).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Career

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    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in JAX Naval AIR, FL
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in JAX Naval AIR, FL

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

    Pros

    Developmental and advance training, opportunities for students, travel

    Cons

    small minded people in the civil service arena

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Definitely interesting, learned great skills, met great people and have worked hard!

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Potential to advance if you're willing to work for it
    Traveling

    Cons

    The hours while deployed
    Duty days
    Work life balance is always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone back the stress over certain situations

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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