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US Navy Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
4,150 Reviews
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4,150 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Most enjoyable workplace

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

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, Retirement, good pay, advance at your own pace.

    Cons

    Hard to maintain job due to intake of new personnel. It is a lifestyle not just a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the lower ranking personnel. Many times I have seen good sailors get under-appreciated because of a supervisor that doesn't like them, and released from service due to PTS or ERB.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Join the Military

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Travel, Experience, Teamwork, education, benefits, compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments, choose your rate choose your fate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Place to Live. Travel. Diversity. Benefits.

    Cons

    Deployments. Military Medical. Participation in War.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The navy is doing a great job fielding new ideas and implementing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Aviation structrual egress mechanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, away from family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    No Regrets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, travel, job security, and continuing education is almost always available and encouraged. Pay is good after you start to make mid-range to upper rank. Sense of pride for serving your country.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bureaucracy and you do give up a level of personal freedom. Time away from family can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the amount and types of online training. Many of the general military training performed online is a joke and no one really learns anything because everyone just clicks "next" until the training is done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    More valuable experience than I could have gotten anywhere else

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate

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

    Pros

    Great training and job preparation
    Hands on experience

    Cons

    Distance from family
    No control over schedule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    The US Navy

    • 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

    World wide travel
    Get paid to learn
    Multiple jobs that transfer to civilian life

    Cons

    Family Separation
    Pay might not equal civilian pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Navy Corpsman

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great Benefits, World Travel, Great training

    Cons

    Long Deployments, Getting Shot at. Work life balance not so much early on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    culinary specialist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Culinary Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Culinary Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits get to see the word and defend our country

    Cons

    long working hour when out to sea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some good some bad its the military

  11.  

    A quality journey

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education, experience, relationships, leadership experience, travel

    Cons

    This does take a toll on the family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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