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Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
4,241 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Career Officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Interesting lifestyle. Values & Commitment

    Cons

    Travel, whether you like it or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It has been a pleasure to serve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You are able to travel, develop your leadership skills with a wide range of personnel, as with anything else you get out of it what you put into it. Promotions are based on the field you pick as well as manning, but the experience you get is undeniable

    Cons

    Everything that is a pro is a con! Promotions can be slow and the responsibility great. You may be away from family for extended periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some things that were put in to place years ago before CBT were there for a reason. Sailors were meant to have hands on training by other Sailors. They were meant to be resilient, as there are difficult times ahead and they need to be prepared.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I spent eight years as an aircrew operator using acoustic software to track submarines.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing in terms of medical and education and other various free perks.

    Cons

    High stress environment. Limited control over where you will live.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good benefits and pension

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician Chief in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician Chief in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Training, well compensated with time off (when home). Good benefits for the family Pretty good compensation compared to civilian market.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from family.
    It's a government job, so you are affected by politics
    Benefits can be taken away despite a contract
    On base medical and dental services are not always regular
    Frequent moves

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off and they will take care of you.

    Cons

    requires a lot of your time and will require you to be away from your family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not for everyone

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

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Job security and excellent advancement opps.

    Cons

    Not for Family oriented people

  8.  

    Full Speed Ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Controlman in Mayport Naval Station, FL
    Current Employee - Fire Controlman in Mayport Naval Station, FL

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

    Pros

    Travel the World, Sea Pay, BAH, Tax free Zones, Medical, Dental, Training, GI Bill. Hitting Liberty ports in Australia. West Coast Navy > East Coast Navy.

    Cons

    Everyone is a janitor until about year 5, Micromanagement, Working Hours, Duty Days, Time at sea, Officers. Lazy coworkers make the same pay as you and you get to pick up their slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Officers are not Chiefs, keep them out of the work center. Shore duty is not Sea duty, so don't say it is. The ships schedule should not be a mystery to the crew. You softened it up to much for the entitled generation so core values are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great! As a Navy cyrptologist I was exposed to cutting edge technology.

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    Former Employee - Cryptologist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cryptologist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great place to learn a valuable skill and leadership.

    Cons

    Time away from home and love ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always push your people to be more than they think thier limits are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Professional Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Enterprise Service Experience, You get to work together with other departments for the greater good of the mission.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our mission is always clear.

  11.  

    Excellent opportunity to advance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Kings Bay, GA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Kings Bay, GA

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

    Pros

    Pay potential for a non college grad is above average. Excellent experience and training. Installs desirable ethics for outside employment post service.

    Cons

    Long and difficult hours. Family life can be strained due to being away for long periods of time. Pay is not that good until you have about 5 yrs under your belt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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