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Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
4,247 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    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
  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.  

    Career Officer

    • 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

    Interesting lifestyle. Values & Commitment

    Cons

    Travel, whether you like it or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  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.  

    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
  8.  

    Excellent opportunity to advance

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    • 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
  9.  

    Very Professional Work Environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Enterprise Service Experience, You get to work together with other departments for the greater good of the mission.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our mission is always clear.

  10.  

    Great! As a Navy cyrptologist I was exposed to cutting edge technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cryptologist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cryptologist in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great place to learn a valuable skill and leadership.

    Cons

    Time away from home and love ones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always push your people to be more than they think thier limits are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience that allowed me to increase my job skills as well as my management skills.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class

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

    Pros

    Success in the Navy is centered around hard work and dedication, reinforced by honor and integrity. The opportunities in the Navy are available to those willing to work for them, meaning, what you receive will reflect on what you give. On top of the career opportunities, the Navy offers great medical, dental and optical coverage for both service member and family. They offer their own version of a 401K that will transfer into civilian 401K plans. For those that decide to make a career in the military, they offer a retirement pension for those that meet the requirements.

    Cons

    Every job has its cons and each one of those are dependent on a person's perception.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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