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US Navy Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
4,141 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Aviation Electrician in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Place to Live. Travel. Diversity. Benefits.

    Cons

    Deployments. Military Medical. Participation in War.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The navy is doing a great job fielding new ideas and implementing them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Join the Military

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Travel, Experience, Teamwork, education, benefits, compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments, choose your rate choose your fate!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Being an Aircraft Mechanic in the Navy can be challenging at times, but I can honestly say there are many good days.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best thing about working here is we have an assigned mission that we have to complete and very fast paced most days.

    Cons

    The downside of my job is the time we spend away from home, When leaving for seven months at a time, it puts a lot of stress on families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shorten deployments.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Bureaucracy takes up a lot of time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Navy CTI in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - US Navy CTI in Augusta, GA

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

    Pros

    Good job security, few requirements for entry, excellent training and advancement opportunities (depending on rate).

    Cons

    You have to fight bureaucracy, a lot of the upper level leadership is only there because they stuck it out long enough, not because they are necessarily smart or good leaders.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A very rewarding, albeit trying career choice.

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

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

    Pros

    Great medical and education benefits coupled with amazing training and good career opportunities. There are plenty of opportunities to cross train into a new field and learn about new technologies or trades.

    Cons

    Rampant micromanagement, inconsistent work schedules, non predictable time away from home, and a general lack of value of service members are among some of the problems in the Navy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts to find a system that encourages retention of top performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Greatest Navy in the WORLD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINE RADIOMAN SENIOR CHIEF in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINE RADIOMAN SENIOR CHIEF in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    By far the professional opportunities are endless for motivated and focused individuals

    Cons

    its a tough way to grow, however the experience can never be duplicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These people are more than just a uniform, and there are more than just submarines, ships, planes and SEALS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Everything You Make of It

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O6 - Navy - Captain in Naples (Italy)
    Current Employee - O6 - Navy - Captain in Naples (Italy)

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Opportunities for extreme job satisfaction.
    Pay and benefit stability.
    Allows individuals to explore the boundaries of their abilities and expand them.
    A high level of workplace cohesion.

    Cons

    Travel up to 50% of the time (in some cases higher).
    Possibility of long periods away from home with little notice given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain strategic focus and ensure personnel, training and investment portfolios match that focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A quality journey

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education, experience, relationships, leadership experience, travel

    Cons

    This does take a toll on the family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    6 years as Second Class Petty Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. non-taxed bonuses are great.

    Cons

    Choose your rate, choose your fate is what they say. Depending on your rate you can see advancement to higher ranks or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be motivated. Stay strong. Don't let the complaining get to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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