US Navy Reviews

Updated May 26, 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. ETC (SS)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy full-time

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

    Pros

    Great pay and the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Too much time away from family

    Advice to Management

    Your people are a wealth of knowledge and experiences. They need to be recognized as such.

  2. A Chief's point of view

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people, travel, and benefits are top notch. You will be hard-pressed to find any company that can match the quality of this combination. The pay is extremely rewarding if you compare all of your benefits and pays to a similar career in the private sector.

    Cons

    The pros come at a high price. You will most likely spend half of your career away from loved ones.

    Advice to Management

    Never underestimate the experience, education, and tenacity of your direct subordinates. Rely heavily on them during the most difficult situations, and your team will always succeed.

  3. satisfactory job

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    Former Employee - Aviation Machinist Mate in Coronado, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Machinist Mate in Coronado, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great benefits. learned allot about aviation stuff

    Cons

    coworker at times. very rare to have a good management

    Advice to Management

    plan ahead of time

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  5. Great Experience, Good Benifits

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    Current Employee - Navy Diver in Hickam AFB, HI
    Current Employee - Navy Diver in Hickam AFB, HI

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Navy Divers have the best quality of life in the Navy.

    Cons

    The Navy Diver community is diminishing and becoming more and more like the "Fleet Navy"

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from, unless you came from another rate, then adapt to the DeepSea life

  6. US NAVY

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    Current Contractor - Information Assurance Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Contractor - Information Assurance Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Areas of excellence merging onto one common goal - professional development.

    Cons

    Discipline is hard for some.

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of your honored position.

  7. US Navy

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Advanced opportunities to learn and apply program and project management, mature leadership, coaching, mentoring, and soft skills required in any enterprise..

    Cons

    The promotion opportunities are outdated and based on time in service and hand shakes versus valid, proven success and merit.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people. They know more than you do. As you are promoted do not forget where you came from and stand by those values.

  8. Navy Civilian

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

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

    Pros

    Terrific way to continue serving the country, Great benefits and working conditions.
    Work/home balance and compressed work hours are great

    Cons

    Advancement is slow, because you have to wait for someone to retire.
    sequestration took away some significant money last year

  9. Sonar technician

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    Current Employee - Sonar Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sonar Technician in Portland, OR

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    world travel, steady promotions good pay and benefits

    Cons

    long times away from home family and friends.

  10. Petty Officer

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    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy

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

    Pros

    . Working to serve the country.
    . Traveling and seeing the world.
    . Promoting good will as an ambassador.
    . Inspiring others to work toward a common goal.

    Cons

    It can be hard on family if members aren't ready.

    Advice to Management

    Install a change of command that is trustworthy that rewards hard work and not laziness.

  11. NAVAL ACQUISITION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in China Lake, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in China Lake, CA

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I am in the Naval Acquisition Development Program. I would say that it is an excellent program for anyone who is looking for a career in acquisitions and procurement. I work at China Lake, CA. I have great managers and supervisors. They work with you in your development. I wouldn't say it is easy, because there is so much to learn. It is challenging but rewarding. In the program I am in, you advance once a year for 3 years, and at the end of 3 years if you complete the program successfully, then you graduate as a GS-12. I love my jobs.

    Cons

    No Cons which I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Institute a student-loan repayment program. It will help with hiring and retention.


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