US Navy Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 159 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Being away from family work enviroment constantly changing must be adaptive (in 437 reviews)

  • Being away from home might be a little too hard for others so be aware of that (in 286 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I would do it again if I could! Retired after 25 years.

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    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA
    Former Employee - Fire Control Technician CPO/Chief Warrant Officer III in Saint Marys, GA

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

    Pros

    - Job satisfaction
    - Travel to all parts of the world
    - Camaraderie
    - Sense of belonging
    - Submarine life was great!

    Cons

    - Early in my career, we spent a lot of time away from home, but it's not that way anymore
    - If you happen to get stuck with a bad "Top 3" (C.O., X.O., COB (CMC)), life WILL be very difficult and morale WILL suffer
    - Too many dirtbags get promoted to Chief Petty Officer just because their job rating needs more Chiefs
    - Using education benefits and other things to entice people to join; people should join because they want to serve their country, not to milk the system for what THEY can get out of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen more to the junior enlisted personnel; they're the experts on the job
    - STOP buckling to political correctness (i.e., women on submarines, openly gay people being allowed to serve, etc.)
    - Get back to the "Work Hard, Play Hard" lifestyle of days gone by; that's the only way morale will improve

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worthwhile, 8 years of proud service.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Camp Pendleton, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel, peers, environment, training, total mind changing experience.

    Cons

    Pay, sometimes a unsupportive chain of command but its like that in the civilian sector also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement more focus groups and survey's to understand the bottom structure views.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was an overall great experience just have to get use to taking orders.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E-5 in Bellevue, NE
    Current Employee - E-5 in Bellevue, NE

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

    Pros

    The pros to working here is that even when the economy is on a downturn you have a guaranteed salary. Also if you love to travel this is the job for you.

    Cons

    The challenges are being away from family and not being able to make your own choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the military so some obstacles can be expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in JAX Naval AIR, FL
    Former Employee - Budget Analyst in JAX Naval AIR, FL

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

    Pros

    Developmental and advance training, opportunities for students, travel

    Cons

    small minded people in the civil service arena

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    30 Year Chief Warrant Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Best job ever. Great benefits and got to see the world.

    Cons

    Time away from your family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding and got to see the world

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class

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

    Pros

    Travel close to thirty counties and seen the world. Was able to live all over the country and overseas in Europe

    Cons

    Time away from the family and frequent deployments both long and short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more benefits to those that do not make it an career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities to accelerate your life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SLPO in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - SLPO in Goose Creek, SC

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

    Pros

    Free education for as many degress as you want

    Cons

    Being away from Family for deployments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to do a common sense check before implementing new policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Highly stressful but once service is complete, high grateful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Coronado, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Coronado, CA

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

    Pros

    As a Nuclear Operator, it prepares anyone in the field to adapt to any situation. No matter how often the situation changes.

    Cons

    The attrition rate is very high due to the high stress environment and the time required to be away from family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sailors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    you will get out what you put in

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    there are great things about the Navy. You get medical benefits... maybe not the best medical benefits but they will take care of you. They will pay for you to get an education. You have the opportunity to do some of the coolest things in the world and meet some of the best people in the world.

    Cons

    If you are a family person, it can make it hard being on deployment. They don't hire the brightest people. They have a fix it until it breaks attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Second Class Petty Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Community and Support. Travel all over the world

    Cons

    Away from family, Not that Much money. Too much Sit around and wait

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for women to be in the ranks

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