US Navy Reviews

Updated May 4, 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. Navy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    too many to list, great pay always fed and housed and get to see the world and college is paid for

    Cons

    not being able to say no to doing sometihng

  2. An awesome experience where education and adventure traveling the world while serving our country!

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    Current Employee - Command Master Chief in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - Command Master Chief in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI

    I have been working at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Education, training, free college, post 911 Gi Bill, travel, camaraderie, good pay, countless services and unlimited potential to grow both personally and professionally! I would not change my over 20 years of experience for anything!

    Cons

    Time away from Family was a challenge but we made it work! I have no other cons to report and I believe military service should be experienced by all young Americans! Learn a trade, get a college degree, see the world and grow up and be ready to join the job market after you have served your country!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work U.S. Navy!

  3. Very informative and insightful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Very rewarding experience; the working hours were very comfortable and allowed me time to pursue other goals

    Cons

    I had spend extensive amount of time away from my family and from home

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  5. Leading Petty Officer (Manager)

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    Current Employee - Leading Petty Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Leading Petty Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The travel, compensation and the always changing environment are among the top of the "pros" working for the US Navy.

    Cons

    A lack of responsible people and the easy for under qualified people to remain employed causes a lack of pride and ownership in the US Navy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on sailor development and taking care of the individual within means, dont be afraid to work for your people because you out rank them.

  6. I did this review already

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    Former Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    That doing this will give me life time access to glassdoor and I will be see what I was looking for when the site made me do this to keep looking, despite thinking I already had lifetime access after doing this review once before

    Cons

    That doing this review apparently does not grant life time access it just makes me do another review 1 week later. I must have died and come back since its life time access and I have to do it again I guess.

    Advice to Management

    stop making me do this review and just let me see the company salaries I was looking at in the first place and get me to 20 words.

  7. Program manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    great benefits with great vacation time

    Cons

    sometimes long hours and weekends

  8. The experience of a lifetime!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible travel opportunities. I have been to at least 30 different countries. The training and experience is invaluable. Great advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    It is rough on the family life, and the hours can be incredibly burdensome. The quality of life in the lower ranks is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    The world around us is changing, and the military has been adapting to that change. Some change is good, but a lot of it is making our military and nation weaker.

  9. Leading Boatswain Mate

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    Current Employee - Sales Person and Sales Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Person and Sales Manager in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Service to your country and a great sense of accomplishment

    Cons

    Separation from family and duty days

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and communicate

  10. Officer in US Navy

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Officer in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Career progression, training and travel are at the top of my list as a few of the many reasons to serve in the US Navy. Teamwork, Leadership and Experience are far better in the military than any other company in a non-service environment. Volunteer service brings much discipline and respect and that is worth a fortune.

    Cons

    Separation, long hours, weekdays, weeknights, weekends, it never ends. US Navy is 24/7/365, always on call, always on duty. More self-sacrifices are made than most can handle. That is why only 1% of our population really serve a full and honorable career in the military.

    Advice to Management

    Congress needs to continue to observe and consider the sacrifices service members and their families make and US Navy leadership need to think long and hard before further cutting personnel related programs or benefits.

  11. Amazing experiences and career opportunities with close comraderie.

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    Current Employee - Global Supply Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Global Supply Manager in Honolulu, HI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic Pay Structure and benefits package. Many opportunities for growth, upward mobility, and additional training. Unequaled retirement plan.

    Cons

    Regular transfers (every 2-4 years). 20 year minimum retirement. Undermanned for true effectiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on repairing the Government Employee System as opposed of eroding military pay, benefits, and end strength. Continue to offer educational opportunities to highest performing personnel.

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