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Updated March 31, 2015
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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. It's what you make it

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    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    If you have a positive attitude and know that things will suck from time to time, it is a great experience. I've gotten to see the world and have gotten more training than I could have ever imagined.

    Cons

    At times, you will work with people that really don't care about the principles and tradition the Navy was built on. When you run into these people, don't let them drag you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please weed out the bad apples. Recruiters are constantly bringing in people that don't have what it takes to become a sailor, or that lack the discipline that is required to live the life of a sailor.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. US Navy

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    Current Employee - Military Member in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Military Member in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I truly saw the world, learned to excel in my field and had job security.

    Cons

    A lot of time away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Working for this company was the best experience of my life.

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    The skills you gain and traveling. The diversity and friendships

    Cons

    Long hours and time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. It was fantastic learning experience

    Former Employee - Ma3 in Kings Bay, GA
    Former Employee - Ma3 in Kings Bay, GA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow, see the world, and defend your country

    Cons

    Hard to leave family for extended periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more trust in your e-5's

  6. It's not just a job its also an adventure

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    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Too many to list. Travel, Job Opportunities, camaraderie, diverse management positions, diversity, etc...

    Cons

    Family separations, missing important family life events but this is why we do what we do for our country and family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. After 25 years, I am transition to a civilian position. The Navy has done me well for my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership and education opportunities. I did get to travel and see many parts of the world that I normally would not have seen.

    Cons

    Time away from Family and some of the locations that you must live at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Served in the US Navy

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    Current Employee - Sonart Technician in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Sonart Technician in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great place to work. reccomend to anyone needed to get straight.

    Cons

    long hours 24x7 :). But if you want, you can handle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. US Navy Supply Chain and Logistics Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The Navy afforded me the opportunity to pursue a grow an excellent career in Logistics and Supply Chain management.

    Cons

    Long separations from family. Stress placed on family members due to duty station transfers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Mission First Sailors Always

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    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E8 - Navy - Senior Chief Petty Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent job security with an opportunity to see the world. Outstanding health benefits and vacation benefits. Advancement opportunities are good if you work hard. Index pension is good after 20 years of service.

    Cons

    Having to move every two to three years can both be a pro or a con depends how you look at. Being away from family for long periods of time can be very taxing. Pay is not enough to make up for the missed time with family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always take care of your people, people are the most valuable resource in the military. Leadership by example do as I say not as I do really upsets people. Too politically correct, not fun anymore. Listen to the CPO mess

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I enjoy working somewhere where every day I can make a difference in the lives of those around me and even those that I don't see who are affected.

    Cons

    Time consuming.the Navy is definitely a job that takes up a lot of time. you also move around a lot if you're single this is ok but if you're married with a family it could be hard

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