US Navy Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
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Pros
  • The medical and dental benefits (in 170 reviews)

  • Plenty of opportunity to travel or live new places (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • Often away from family for months at a time (in 460 reviews)

  • Away from home during deployments (in 297 reviews)

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  1. Aviation Boatswain Fuels

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    Former Employee - E-4 in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E-4 in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In port off at 9 am

    Cons

    Out to sea 12 hour shifts, and sometimes you're not off until maintenance is complete

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of sleep deprivation


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family security, benefits and travel.

    Cons

    There's no such thing as downsides to serve your country.


  3. Machinist Mate (Weapons)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    The vast skills that can be learned and the people to learn from are endless.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for more senior enlisted personnel create a situation where the senior people retire instead of continue to do great things.

    Advice to Management

    The system the Navy uses is as fair as possible, and they are making great strides to slim the ranks at the upper levels.


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  5. Naval Aviation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Exciting, fast paced, fulfilling career, leadership oppurtunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and politics that can be frustrating and difficult to manage.


  6. Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leadership and technical training, travel and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Spending months away from home, family and friends.


  7. Great Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great travel opportunities, Good advancement opportunity, Pay is decent. Great starting spot for someone wishing to learn a trade. GI Bill is a good deal

    Cons

    You are gone a lot. Long deployments coupled with at sea training. If you have a family it can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your junior people. They do 90% of the work that makes the Navy great. Don't forget where you came from.


  8. E5 Electrician Mate

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    Former Employee - E-5 in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - E-5 in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at US Navy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Navy gives you countless opportunities to advance and become a better person all around. They are committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

    Cons

    The downsides are that you are away from home a lot. I was on a carrier and we were gone every two years on a 6-8 month deployment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Keep training our sailors to protect us and at the same time represent us in the best possible way they can.


  9. Good place good benefits

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    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Cherry Valley, IL
    Former Employee - Operation Specialist in Cherry Valley, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good money with good benefits

    Cons

    away from family for a long time


  10. U.S. Navy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    The benefits if you actually take advantage of all that is offered to you.

    Cons

    The beating of the dead horse, you are literally powerpointed to death.


  11. I love the Navy for everything I've be able to accomplish while in and I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat.

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    Current Employee - Ship's Serviceman Second Class Petty Officer (SH2) in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Ship's Serviceman Second Class Petty Officer (SH2) in Oceanside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free college education 30 day paid vacation Opportunity to see the world Defend the country

    Cons

    Spend long periods away from friends and family Strict rules to abide by Advancement opportunities aren't fair

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to share at this time.



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