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US Navy Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
3,961 Reviews
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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.  

    Productive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Point Mugu NAWC, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Point Mugu NAWC, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Organization, Training, Stability, Benefits, Experience.

    Cons

    Deployment, Management, Organization, Recruiting, Structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is almost solely based on the results of a test, not as much on evaluation (in reality). Other than that, a great organization to build a career in, or as a stepping stone for another career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Parris Island, SC
    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Parris Island, SC

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity, Training, Experience, Stability

    Cons

    Hurry Up & Wait, Relocation, Family Stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the old Navy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

  6.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Culinary Professional in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Culinary Professional in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Meet new people and pay good

    Cons

    Away from home a lot UN fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Haha

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    benefits are great, cant complain

    Cons

    family issues, cant plan weddings, vacations, birth of children due to real world missions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better manning, or better scheduled deployments

  8.  

    Great Environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Currently in staff position in Norfolk. Great hours, understanding bosses, willing to listen to recommendations.

    Cons

    traffic to get to base is horrendous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great experiences that are unavailable in the civilian sector.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    As a Naval Surface Warfare Officer you will lead a division and gain experience in many different areas. You will have many responsibilities and chances to show your full potential. You'll serve your country, see the world, and gain valuable management experience straight out of college. Automatic promotion from 0-1 to 0-3.

    Cons

    At times leading up to important inspections, deployment, and certifications you may experience sleep deprivation and a potentially dangerous working environment if safety protocols are not strictly adhered to. Also, each ship has it's own command climate which is influenced by the CO, XO, and CMC and ultimately a reflection of the ship and entire crew.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relevant training, understanding the crew and planning ahead to maximize the Work/Life Balance is one of the most important aspects of the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sub Duty isn't worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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