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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. Experiance the world

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay and medical benefits are outstanding compared to our the civilian counter parts. I've seen more countries in the world than any of my peers.

    Cons

    Though you enjoy the competitive pay and great places in the world, you also miss out on the family time. Your also always being pushed to the breaking point in order to meet requirements set by people that haven't been in that job for years.

  2. Great chance to serve a greater good

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    Current Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    The US Navy has been a great place to work and grow in leadership roles

    Cons

    Long hours do not allow for always being present for important events

    Advice to Management

    Make the CINC a veteran

  3. Division Officer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA

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

    Pros

    Reliable, structured, benefits, multitude of experiences and opportunites

    Cons

    Deployments, duty days, no overtime

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  5. Logistics Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Current Contractor - Logistics Specialist in Columbia, SC

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

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

    Pros

    One of the most versatile jobs in the navy to have it can translate to a lot of civilian jobs and you will see and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of stress, insufficient amounts of sleep, time you spend at a computer and on your feet adds up.

    Advice to Management

    Your workers reflect you so give them adequate break time and don't micromanage and you all have the best team I promise you.u

  6. Excellent opportunities for leadership and service.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Job security, benefits package, meaningful work

    Cons

    Excessive travel, unpredictable appropriated resourcing

    Advice to Management

    Lessen and stabilize deployment lengths

  7. Nuclear Machinist Mate (Surface/ USS Nimitz)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate in Bremerton, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The Navy offers great and applicable training with lots of opportunity to learn and develop skills in areas that you are interested in. Get a quick trip around that world that only cost your time and work. Diverse work group which helps expand though process and critical thinking skills.

    Cons

    Deployments can put stress on family and sometimes inconsistent hours while underway.

    Advice to Management

    The navy is always looking to better itself with yearly surveys given to personnel. I would recommend adding personal interview with 1 person from each division randomly selected for CMC and CO level.

  8. Consultant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is always exciting and on the cutting edge of technology. There are great people who are dedicated and committed to making great capabilities for the men and women they support.

    Cons

    The acquisition bureaucracy is terrible on contractors and the defense industry. Even for government service personnel it is bad. The time wasted dealing with the department bureaucrats hurts everyone.

    Advice to Management

    There is easily 10 layers of bureaucrats that could be fired tomorrow and no one would miss them. Management must scale back if they ever want to fix the defense acquisition system.

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    Nuclear Electronics Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Traveling around the world, and living in different places

    Cons

    Being away from family for long periods of time

  10. LCPO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits great learning and education opportunities. Very nice retirement package.

    Cons

    Excessive travel and time away from family. Changeing location every 3 to 5 years and getting family reestablished. Excessive time with no family comunication.

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking away our benefits.

  11. AET2 Aviation Electronics Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Class Electronics Petty Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Second Class Electronics Petty Officer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at US Navy

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

    Pros

    Serve your country, acquire a useful field of work from which no build upon!

    Cons

    Unknown job status at this time!

    Advice to Management

    Review the talent and accomplishments of the job seeker and contact them prior to their discharge!

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