US Navy Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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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. Maritime Escapades

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adventure on the high seas! Booty distribution weighted by performance reviews! We pillage and plunder and don't give a hoot!

    Cons

    Grog and keelhaulings! The sting of the lash and the ever-present occupational risk of incurred scurvy! Being chosen to climb the crow's nest in adverse meteorological conditions!

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the rum run out! Less booty for the bosun's mates! I'll have you know they're pilfering the rum!


  2. Petty Officer Second Class

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    Former Employee - AZ2 in Port Hueneme, CA
    Former Employee - AZ2 in Port Hueneme, CA

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome community. Travel is usually mandatory if you are active duty. Your personal experience is really based on your rate.

    Cons

    Possible plateau, again based on your rate. Long periods of time away from family during sea duty. Very bureaucratic. Not a lot of privacy in your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints here, its is a government job, and that comes with the responsibility to be an outstanding U.S. citizen. Anyone who can not handle what the Navy will serve you does not deserve to wear the uniform.


  3. Accelerate Your Life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel the world, learn the true definition of teamwork, learn a trade, get to work with a huge diversity of people and receive a free education.

    Cons

    Gone from home and family for long periods of time, healthcare is free but abysmal and communication from top to bottom is lacking.


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  5. Information Handling Training Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have initiative and can follow rules this may be the job for you. The core values of the Navy are Honor, Courage, and Commitment.

    Cons

    Deployments away from family can be trying.


  6. navy

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    Former Employee - Third Class Petty Officer in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Third Class Petty Officer in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best way to start your life in the right direction. Teaches you dissapline respect and punctuality

    Cons

    Very hard on family life balance. You must sacrifice a lot not to mention a lot of stress full days.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower enlisted memebers more. They see things that ahould be fixed that are often overlooked by officers or higher enlisted.


  7. Excellent experience, training, and life long friends.

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    Former Employee - AM1 (E6) Work Center Supervisor
    Former Employee - AM1 (E6) Work Center Supervisor

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Benefits. See the world. Training for a career, not just a job. You will grow and mature and make your own future.

    Cons

    Every job has ups and downs, but the ups will definitely out weigh the downs when you look back on the experience.


  8. NAVAIR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere and people

    Cons

    Normally located in the middle of no where.


  9. Worth It

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    Current Employee - Supply Corps Officer in La Grande, OR
    Current Employee - Supply Corps Officer in La Grande, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the experience the navy gave me to grow. I was given responsibilities fresh out of college that I would have never gotten anywhere else. Plus the travel was great.

    Cons

    Long hours from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  10. EEO Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    NAVFAC was a good organization. The leadership was ok. There was discussion of lay offs due to budget cuts.

    Cons

    The leadership was new. It appeared to be the first time she was a manager and had a lot to learn.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend ensuring leaders have management and leadership training prior to taking the helm.


  11. Naval Officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Lots of travel and leadership opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be a challenge to balance professional and personal life.



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