US Navy Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
3,622 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 147 reviews)

  • The opportunity to travel to a country you may never have seen or thought about (in 118 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family is the only issue, but we manage the time we have very well (in 398 reviews)

  • The time away from home is not ideal, but the shore duty makes up for it (in 260 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Traveling the world and protecting the U.S.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons except leaving family behinds for a time.

  2.  

    Aerospace engineering duty officer

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    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer

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

    Pros

    I feel a great sense of pride in serving my country in the armed forces. While the military i not for everyone, I feel it is worthwhile. The Navy has afforded me with many challenging experiences.

    Cons

    Sometimes long separations from family. Being away from home are not for everyone. Long hours standing watch. Sometimes thankless duty without recognition from others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less micro-management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    See the world and get paid well for it.

    Cons

    There are no cons to thi8s

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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - US Naval Officer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - US Naval Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    A great place to receive more experience in your job title. The pay and benefits is great for officers right out of college and the responsibilities you have is difficult to come by as a first job.

    Cons

    Long working hours and little to any time home with family. Deployments are long but you get to see a lot of great places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The experience you have in the military is what you make it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My expereience has been very positive, learned more than I ever could have imagined and was able to travel the world.

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    Current Employee - Operations Officer  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Officer in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    I entered the Navy as an E-1 when I was just 19, now 26 years later I'm a commisioned officer in the Limited Duty Officer program.

    Cons

    This career can be extremly hard on families especially they don't have realistic expectations and there a no open lines of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to take better care of your folks when you can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ETC(SW) Retired

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    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in North Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    World wide travel. Opportunities for leadership and responsibility at a young age. Great education and training programs

    Cons

    Low pay for long hours. Often away from family for months at a time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better life / work balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great Place to work in the Federal Government

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, multiple schedules to choose from. Everyone is extremely talented and smart in their field. After a week working in the Navy, you will never return to the rat race, if you get sick then you will get fired private sector. The private sector can keep their 2 weeks vaca to start and sorry retirement package.

    Cons

    Dealing with antiquated software and systems.

    Recommends
  9.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Big boats catchin big waves.

    Cons

    There are not any the Navy is perfect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man ya'll need to chill!

  10.  

    Special Agent

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    Current Employee - Special Agent  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Special Agent in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Federal law enforcement's finest organization. Varied workload and world-wide travel.

    Cons

    Operational tempo and travel can mean time away from the family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Chief

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    Former Employee - Chief Recruiter  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Chief Recruiter in Pensacola, FL

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

    Pros

    Secure job and a great place to serve your country

    Cons

    hours they can be long and demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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