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US Navy Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put

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    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    stable pay, making friends/ brothers and sisters for life, you WILL see the world but normally on the navy's terms, it will make you grow.

    Cons

    lines for everything, missing your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was the most successful Saes Promotion Director out of 2,935 Mall Promotion Directors ib the natiob.

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    Former Employee - Excellent Job Title Abd Job Duties in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Excellent Job Title Abd Job Duties in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Exciting new opportunity to apply my skillls.

    Cons

    The unknown is of concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select the best candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Sub Duty isn't worth it

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Adventure, incredible responsibility at an early age, excellent training, discipline, save plenty of money (because you don't have time to spend it)

    Cons

    Schadenfreude culture, people ignorantly think that memorizing manuals is somehow equivalent to writing the manuals, little time for life besides submarine, people seem angrier / less happy the higher up they are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold a critique as to why JO retention is so bad / Academy grads are being "volunteered" for subs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    the good, the bad, the ugly

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits; 30 paid leave days per year (semi misleading... have to take leave to cover the weekends and holidays that you would normally be off for)

    Cons

    rough work life balance; had to spend over 60% of 3 year tour at sea or away from home which made it difficult for wife to adjust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too beauracratic

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Outstanding Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    The benefits of the military are outstanding. 30 days vacation a year, Tuition assistance up to 4500 dollars a year, GI Bill for college or technical training, pension after 20 years service. Too many more to name.

    Cons

    Can be overly taxing on family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love the Navy lifestyle. Hate the politics.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can't beat the benefits, and the ability to have a career with free training. The medical and educational benefits alone are a reason to join.

    Cons

    The political structure is terrible. There is no accountability to upper leadership and they continues to underestimate the lower paid employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Supply Corps Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Excellent education opportunities, travel, great pay, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Time away from family, contract/commitment length, and risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of Sailors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It's a young and progressive workplace, but I find that things are location dependent.

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Patuxent River, MD

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I have a good boss, understanding, joking, and relatively young team. The older team members are very accommodating players. There is a big opportunity for young folk to replace the well-seasoned, ready-to-retire crowd so if you think old people are awesome like I do, I'd say start taking notes! It's like being the modern-day apprentice. Very warm group.

    Cons

    Very cliquey and some sycophants are obvious. Unspoken conservative values reign, I've heard some supervisors can discourage rotations even when an employee has expressed that he does not love what he does... I assume that is for fear of losing an employee though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open-minded and understanding Z-codes and supervisors are key to keeping the young hires.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A great experience

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    Former Employee - Boatswain's Mate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Boatswain's Mate in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Money for college, Medical and dental covered, Able to see the world, was able to acquire many valuable skill sets.

    Cons

    Was away from family non-stop for extended periods of time with very little turn around time. Very competitive atmosphere throughout the entire service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Opportunities

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    Former Employee - LCDR in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - LCDR in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Teamwork, Dedication, Best mission in the world

    Cons

    Work never stops
    Danger
    Mission often superseded by off duty volunteerism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on mission and not politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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