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Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
4,245 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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  1.  

    Great Travel and Benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class
    Current Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Benefits include health dental and life insurance, 30 days paid vacation.

    Cons

    Base Salary is decent not the best, buy with the benefits it works out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Politics should not be a part of military.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Career Officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Interesting lifestyle. Values & Commitment

    Cons

    Travel, whether you like it or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It has been a pleasure to serve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You are able to travel, develop your leadership skills with a wide range of personnel, as with anything else you get out of it what you put into it. Promotions are based on the field you pick as well as manning, but the experience you get is undeniable

    Cons

    Everything that is a pro is a con! Promotions can be slow and the responsibility great. You may be away from family for extended periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some things that were put in to place years ago before CBT were there for a reason. Sailors were meant to have hands on training by other Sailors. They were meant to be resilient, as there are difficult times ahead and they need to be prepared.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You get almost exactly what you put into it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist Second Class (E-5) in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Personnel Specialist Second Class (E-5) in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Travel; military benefits; competitive salary once you hit E-5 or married.

    Cons

    Most demanding deployment schedule among all of the military branches; the time spent away from home/loved ones very crappy pay from ranks E1 to E3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget who makes the wheels turn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not for everyone

    • 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

    Job security and excellent advancement opps.

    Cons

    Not for Family oriented people

  7.  

    I spent eight years as an aircrew operator using acoustic software to track submarines.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing in terms of medical and education and other various free perks.

    Cons

    High stress environment. Limited control over where you will live.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Full Speed Ahead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fire Controlman in Mayport Naval Station, FL
    Current Employee - Fire Controlman in Mayport Naval Station, FL

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

    Pros

    Travel the World, Sea Pay, BAH, Tax free Zones, Medical, Dental, Training, GI Bill. Hitting Liberty ports in Australia. West Coast Navy > East Coast Navy.

    Cons

    Everyone is a janitor until about year 5, Micromanagement, Working Hours, Duty Days, Time at sea, Officers. Lazy coworkers make the same pay as you and you get to pick up their slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Officers are not Chiefs, keep them out of the work center. Shore duty is not Sea duty, so don't say it is. The ships schedule should not be a mystery to the crew. You softened it up to much for the entitled generation so core values are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent opportunity to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Kings Bay, GA
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Kings Bay, GA

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

    Pros

    Pay potential for a non college grad is above average. Excellent experience and training. Installs desirable ethics for outside employment post service.

    Cons

    Long and difficult hours. Family life can be strained due to being away for long periods of time. Pay is not that good until you have about 5 yrs under your belt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off and they will take care of you.

    Cons

    requires a lot of your time and will require you to be away from your family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great experience if you can give up your work/life balance for an extended period every couple of years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Supervisor in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Supervisor in Everett, WA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great training, benefits, interesting opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary, office culture, promotions, leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to junior sailors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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