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Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 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  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Military benefits come with job

    Cons

    Military behavior can be lacking

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Best experience, signed up for 4, retired after 22 years!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    If you are motivated, promotion is good. It's really all about the effort you put into your own career. People are very helpful and want you to be successful.

    Cons

    Biggest would be moving away from family, but you inherit.a new family of Sailors, so it works out. Can be an adjustment if you're not a team player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep advancing our Sailors and improving their quality of life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    CRNA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Independent
    move every two years
    Learning facility

    Cons

    Deployment
    Move every two years
    Collateral duties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Is an eye opening experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Petty Officer Third Class in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Petty Officer Third Class in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    To be able to go to many different countries and meet people from many different cultures.
    On this job, i was able to find out my strengths and my weaknesses, and it helped me grow and gave me a better understanding about life

    Cons

    On this job, you have to forget about personal life, your life is your job, so is very difficult to have and maintain a family.
    Also, since this job is very demanding, everyone is on the edge and that bring a lot of disagreements between people there, and lastly many people can't handle the pressure and the fast pace environment, which can cause a lot of problems for the person later on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is no advice here, life is so fast paced that anyone have to do their best and most of the time we make decisions on the go, which makes it difficult to always be a good one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start out

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

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Fore the Navy haas even a great place to start as a civilian. The entry level opportunities in DC are pretty good, and you get good exposure and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    You learn the Navy is small and can be somewhat limited in upward mobility and career progression.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very memorable and valuable experience will always remember and use the things I've learned in this line of work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital for Me in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital for Me in Camp Pendleton, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Compensation benefits housing insurance life and medical food pay college in many other thingsare all available to you as long as you work for it.

    Cons

    Deployments long periods away from family friends and loved ones. 3 to 9 month deployments very physically demanding and mentally tiring possibly hazardous to your health and well-being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you. Liberty is a great incentive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to see the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    guaranteed paid vacation and schooling. medical benefits the best arround

    Cons

    You could miss a lot of family events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't mess with the medical benifits

  10.  

    Time of my life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    You want a job that allows you to see the world, allows you to grow, time off, and 30 days' paid vacation? Yup, that's what you'll get in the Navy. After doing 20 years, I wish I could do another 20.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Systems engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great benefits, opportunity to serve the country within an office environment.

    Cons

    Slow workflow/process, minimal opportunities to move up within the workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide acknowledgment for extra efforts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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