US Navy Reviews

Updated April 17, 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. Motivated problem-solver with four years of demonstrated ability to manage, lead, follow and serve in all operations.

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    Current Employee - Tool Control Program Manager in Mc Guire AFB, NJ
    Current Employee - Tool Control Program Manager in Mc Guire AFB, NJ

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Expertly trained by skilled members to uphold the core values of the United States Navy.

    Cons

    Managing work life with home life in order to maintain full focus on task at hand.

  2. Great for everyone

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -great medical benefits
    -great training
    -see the world
    -great pay once you have been in for a while
    -worth it for GI bill alone

    Cons

    -horrible pay when starting out
    -quality of life can be absolutely horrible
    -The navy refuses to work with people with disabilities. I was injured and forced out. Its so big that it really cant take care of the people who serve. everything is your responsibility

    Advice to Management

    The leadership doesn't understand what its like to live with a disability. ALLOW EXCEPTIONS. People are not useless once they are no longer medically fit to serve

  3. Aviation Maintenance/Production Control Supervisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, travel, experience, training

    Cons

    long hours, small wages in the beginning, long deployments

    Advice to Management

    increase wages

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  5. Aviation maintenance manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful, meaningful work and great people.

    Cons

    Long hours, standing duty, time away from family

  6. Hospital Corpsman

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    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Alameda, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, amazing team of medical personnel.

    Cons

    your experience is very dependent on your command - my command in Alameda, CA is amazing: helpful, motivated, with a lot of energy. Some can be quite depressing and stagnant, from what I hear when I talk to other sailors.

  7. Officer

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    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to start, unlimited chances for advancement, travel was outstanding. Loved working with people from around the country. If you need help funding school they will help.

    Cons

    Deployments. made 13 x 6 month long deployments. Ship life could be better, but they have made it better in the last 30 years of my service.

    Advice to Management

    stop worrying about your promotion, and your next job. Fulfill what you put out take care of the troops. Make sure you mean it before you talk about it.

  8. Great opportunity to grow, learn and succeed through the US Navy.

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    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Navy offers many benefits and pays well.
    Working with plenty of talented and unique individuals.

    Cons

    Advancement isn't always great for some job fields.

  9. The most fulfilling and meaningful experience in my lifetime

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Progressive Growth: Professional and Personal
    Move jobs every 3-4 years to career enhancing positions
    This branch offers best integration skill sets into real world positions outside the service

    Cons

    Work hard - Play hard mentality cut short...

  10. usn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pushes me to work harder and advance

    Cons

    A great deal of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    none

  11. Hospital Corpsman

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    See different parts of the world, decent pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours depending on where you work.

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