US Navy Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
3,801 Reviews
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Pros
  • you have a paycheck every two weeks no matter what you get full medical and dental benefits (in 167 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 446 reviews)

  • Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that (in 289 reviews)

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  1.  

    It gave me a sense of pride.

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    Former Employee - Command Master Chief
    Former Employee - Command Master Chief

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    You get awesome benefits, a free education and a chance for a long lasting career. You also get the honor of serving your country.

    Cons

    You could die doing your job. Many jobs require you to risk your life. Freedom is not free. You will spend alot of time away from your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open minded and do everything because it's the right thing to do. Focus on helping your Sailors and they push you to the top.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Career - See the World!

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    Former Employee - Operations Officer in California, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Officer in California, MD

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

    Pros

    Traveling around the world, working with great people, flying awesome aircraft, good pay and benefits for family, wonderful career opportunities.

    Cons

    Long deployments that wear on you after a while. It's tough being away from family and friends for long periods of time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    it has been very rewarding and fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Navy Pilot in Point Mugu NAWC, CA
    Current Employee - Navy Pilot in Point Mugu NAWC, CA

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

    Pros

    Great hours and time off

    Cons

    Most management teams have very high expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be fair to your subordinates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best job I ever had

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    Former Employee - Aviation Machinist Mate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Aviation Machinist Mate in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Because it would be like home. I've worked in machinist my whole life. Therefore this would be like coming back home

    Cons

    My goal is to succeed at anything that I do. My work ethic and strong team format professionalism would be a great fit for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring me would bring a surplus to productivity and would improve company morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's was a honor to serve

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Time away from family is a major factor

  7.  

    Career Naval Officer in Aviation

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    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Nas Whidbey, WA
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Nas Whidbey, WA

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

    Pros

    Outstanding place to work. Odds are great to make a 20 year career and receive a retirement, all at the same time being apart of something bigger than yourself. Defending our great country is priceless!

    Cons

    Assignments can be short putting strain on the family. Living conditions can be challenging at times. Sea tours will have you working long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people and more importantly continue to invest in them. Creating a team is vital, don't skimp on the give and take of time off. Promote work hard and play hard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best decision of my life.

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    Current Employee - CTN in Fort Meade, MD
    Current Employee - CTN in Fort Meade, MD

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting work that sets up well for future success in the private sector or government.

    Cons

    Leave. Not a big deal, but you you do have an area you can't travel out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I've spent 24 years in the Navy as a meteorologist. I love it.

    Cons

    Deployments and low pay as a junior enlisted. Otherwise, nothing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its a Job not a Career anymore

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Kings Bay, GA
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Kings Bay, GA

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady Pay, Medical and Dental benefits. Possibility of free College Degree for self and Spouse. Retirement Pay and Benefits. Personel change out every 3-4 years. You get to serve the Country.

    Cons

    Take the good with the bad. Work hours can be rediculously long while attached to a Ship. Communication is horrible between upper and lower Managment. Expect last minute changes with everything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wide range of skills acquired, free education, health and dental benefits. Steady paycheck, bonuses and pay increases. Traveling, experience new cultures. Meeting new people, teamwork. Retirement pay at the end of your career at a young age.

    Cons

    No set work hours. Time away from family. Missing out on a lot of holidays, birthdays and family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your personnel and think outside the box. Everything is not always black and white.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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