US Navy Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
3,734 Reviews
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Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 159 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Being away from family work enviroment constantly changing must be adaptive (in 437 reviews)

  • Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that (in 286 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great organization!

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Andrews AFB, MD
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Andrews AFB, MD

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    US Navy promotes Employment Equal Opportunity

    Cons

    Rate crossing may come and stock member in same pay grade for long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on time, work hard and make safety your first priority

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would do it again if I could! Retired after 25 years.

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    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA
    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA

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

    Pros

    - Job satisfaction
    - Travel to all parts of the world
    - Camaraderie
    - Sense of belonging
    - Submarine life was great!

    Cons

    - Early in my career, we spent a lot of time away from home, but it's not that way anymore
    - If you happen to get stuck with a bad "Top 3" (C.O., X.O., COB (CMC)), life WILL be very difficult and morale WILL suffer
    - Too many dirtbags get promoted to Chief Petty Officer just because their job rating needs more Chiefs
    - Using education benefits and other things to entice people to join; people should join because they want to serve their country, not to milk the system for what THEY can get out of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen more to the junior enlisted personnel; they're the experts on the job
    - STOP buckling to political correctness (i.e., women on submarines, openly gay people being allowed to serve, etc.)
    - Get back to the "Work Hard, Play Hard" lifestyle of days gone by; that's the only way morale will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunities to accelerate your life

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    Current Employee - SLPO in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - SLPO in Goose Creek, SC

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

    Pros

    Free education for as many degress as you want

    Cons

    Being away from Family for deployments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to do a common sense check before implementing new policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Highly stressful but once service is complete, high grateful.

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Coronado, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Coronado, CA

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

    Pros

    As a Nuclear Operator, it prepares anyone in the field to adapt to any situation. No matter how often the situation changes.

    Cons

    The attrition rate is very high due to the high stress environment and the time required to be away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sailors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    you will get out what you put in

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    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    there are great things about the Navy. You get medical benefits... maybe not the best medical benefits but they will take care of you. They will pay for you to get an education. You have the opportunity to do some of the coolest things in the world and meet some of the best people in the world.

    Cons

    If you are a family person, it can make it hard being on deployment. They don't hire the brightest people. They have a fix it until it breaks attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Second Class Petty Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Community and Support. Travel all over the world

    Cons

    Away from family, Not that Much money. Too much Sit around and wait

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for women to be in the ranks

  8.  

    US Navy

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    Former Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in Portsmouth, VA
    Former Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in Portsmouth, VA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, education opportunities, learning skills that will translate to your life after and will definitely make you successful.

    Cons

    Often times the instability of being sent worldwide, as needed.

    Recommends
  9.  

    You will get out of it what you put into it.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Tough but rewarding place to work. Plenty of opportunity for advancement; not just in rank, but also in your own skill sets. Just as with any thing in life in which people are involve, you will have to deal with good and bad people sometimes; but I can honestly say that the good outweighed the bad. So if you are thinking about joining the Navy, whether 4 years or 30 years, as long as you are commited to doing your best while you are in, I would say go for it. I'm sure you will not regret the decision.

    Cons

    It can be tough being at the bottom of the ranks during the first couple of years and the pay isn't anything to brag to your friends about. However, advancement can come fairly quickly if you stay out of trouble and study hard and other benefits and compensation can help keep expenses down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NROTC Student. Awesome scholarship, graduating debt free with a guaranteed job.

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    Current Employee - Midshipmen in University, MS
    Current Employee - Midshipmen in University, MS

    I have been working at US Navy part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stipend increases every year, normal school breaks.

    Cons

    You have to deal with some annoying jobs

  11.  

    hard work- great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    good pay, great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    a lot of moving around- frequent travel - hard to feel established in a community- hard on families

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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