US Navy
3.9 of 5 2,829 reviews
www.navy.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Navy Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.9 2,829 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus

(1,130 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great benefits ( pension, 401k/TSP/family medical and dental"
    in 127 reviews
  • "The opportunity to travel to a country you may never have seen or thought about"
    in 106 reviews
Cons:
  • "With budgetary constriants rising, time away from family is increasing (i"
    in 332 reviews
  • "Deployments away from home can be stressful to the family members at home"
    in 224 reviews
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A great organization for a career.

Officer (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

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

ProsUnlimited Opportunities
Great Pay
Some of the best working environments in the world

ConsDeployments can be difficult and trying

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best decision I ever made in terms of a career.

Advanced Lab Tech/HM1 (Former Employee)

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

ProsNavy teaches life lessons that will remain with you after end of service, and will make life-long friendships.

ConsVery demanding on loved ones, especially during deployments.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your subordinates and share your knowledge and experiences with juniors sailors and marines.

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Don't let anyone talk you out of it.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Navy

ProsComraderie, work tempo, job security, travel

ConsContract. Its tough to commit to a job for 4 years, 8 years or even 20 but in the end its worth it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Demanding work for rewarding benefits and pay

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Former Employee)
Patuxent River, MD

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

ProsTravel, work experience, and leadership training

ConsThe navy is not a family friendly endeavor

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the long term cost of short term gain. Use benefit cost annalists for all leadership choices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great career enhancing and life changing job!

Hospital Corpsman (Current Employee)
Camp Pendleton, CA

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

ProsEducation, Challenging, growth, benefits, experience

Consworking with power hungry idiots

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to the people that actually do the job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Personal Growth

Corpsman (Medicine) (Current Employee)
Great Lakes, IL

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

ProsThis is a way for those who want to leave Mom and Dads protection at 18. You are oriented (boot camp), provided a skill (apprenticeship school), and a paycheck. As you advance your responsibilities increase and you pay does as well. All you have to do is wake up, show up, do what you are asked. Do your 20 and retire who or where else can offer that either? College paid for! Medical and Dental benefits paid for! too many other benefits to name. Gain experience even if you do your four and get out, put that on a resume!

ConsYou may not like the orientation, but once you are trained and actually start doing your job your gonna love it. You may not like your current job, but who can say they change locations every 3-5 years (job dependent)?
You will have to move, overseas, US, deployments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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More Than you can imagine

Avionics Technician (Current Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

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

ProsI found the Navy to abound with challenge and advancement opportunities. Travelling the world and learning about people. Being part of one of the most powerful military forces in the world.

ConsSpending a year or more away from your family, wife and children. Some supervisors can be tyrannical. Occasionally having to to live in environments that are substandard.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue pushing forward in to the 21st century.

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Wonderful Experience

Chief Petty Officer (Former Employee)
Virginia Beach, VA

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

ProsUnlimited Opportunity to excel. In addition to that the training is outstanding.

ConsLong hours at times along with separation from family during deployments.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect gains even greater respect

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The best place to gain life experience and get an education.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Navy

ProsA chance to go to a number of Schools, travel all over the world, Heath care, a chance to grow, a time to hone your leadership skills.

ConsMilitary life is not for everyone you must be able to work in a structured environment with rule and regulation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not for everyone but great for college money

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsBenefits are great for someone who has no idea what they want to do. Post 9/11 GI bill and TA will allow anyone to get a degree in a short period of time

ConsHours works and the military is turning more into a business

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