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  1.  

    Fulfilling career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - US Navy
    Current Employee - US Navy

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities are there if you want them. You will learn leadership traits that will last a lifetime. You will see more and do more in a couple years than you would in a full career in other organizations.

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends. Advancement can be stagnant depending on job. While the benefits are great, the pay could be better for all that you are asked to do and sacrifice you are asked to make.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been a very positive experience. I have become a better person who pays more attention to detail.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Naval Aviator in Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Naval Aviator in Camarillo, CA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people there are highly motivated and have a strong desire to do what is right at all times.

    Cons

    Bottom line is you work for the federal government. Unfortunately all three branches are a mess and you are the poor soul who shoulders that burden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ahead of the curve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great experience that comes at a high cost

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Submarine Junior Officer in Bangor, WA
    Current Employee - Submarine Junior Officer in Bangor, WA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    I was a junior officer in the Submarine Force, so my comments apply only to that community.
    -In general, you work with high quality people
    -the leadership opportunities and training are unmatched ANYWHERE. At age 25, I was responsible for 20 people and managed a multi-billion dollar asset. Can't do that anywhere else.
    -great camaraderie/tight friendships
    -You do an elite mission that matters to the country's senior leadership
    -You get exceptional training, in both hard and soft skills
    -The job is rarely boring. You get exposure to all kinds of different types of jobs/skills
    -Submarines pay really really well. Probably close to twice what you would make for an equivalent rank in any other part of the military

    Cons

    -It's exhausting. Expect to work 100-130 hours per week
    -The culture can be toxic. This depends a lot on the command, but in general, submariners are really hard on each other.
    -You will be pushed until you break. No matter how good and competent you are, and some point, you will be pushed until you can't handle it any more
    -Your life is not your own. You don't control your schedule. The Navy controls all your freedoms. You will miss many holidays/anniversaries etc
    -You have very limited communication with the outside world
    - The corollary to getting well paid is that you do a job that often sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Remarkable experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EN3 in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - EN3 in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I did things I wouldn't normally do on a regular 9 to 5 job. The work was hard but the experience truly lies on the ships culture, your chain of command, and your shipmates.

    Cons

    Obviously consider the danger your putting yourself in, and family and friends you leave behind. Everything else is conditional. After all is said and done, you'll come out stronger, more seasoned, and you'll have created bonds that lasts a lifetime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Difficult to balance family and work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, all medical and dental covered

    Cons

    Away from home for long periods of time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Opportunity Awaits!

    • 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

    So many opportunities to excel and promote. Even if you do not like what you think you signed up for you will have ample opportunity to move into a new field as long as you fulfill your current commitment and work hard.

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty surrounding the current retirement and benefits package that attract and keep talented people around for 20 plus years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stay a few years, you might like it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prior Enlisted Lieutenant Commander in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Prior Enlisted Lieutenant Commander in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work. A sense of purpose and history. Good compensation. If you don't like it, there will be a change in personnel, assignment, situation, whatever within a few months.

    Pride in doing your job well in any situation.

    Cons

    You'll have to adjust your personal life around your orders. This take an enormous amount of dedication, which in the long run, is actually a pro for the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must solve this "mistrust of upper leadership" issue. It's totally self-created. There's no reason for it.

    On the good side, it doesn't actually matter to most Sailors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Gas turbine Mechanic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gas Turbine Tech in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Gas Turbine Tech in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hands on experience, Learned a great Trade

    Cons

    extended deployments away from family

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    It's ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    You get to see the world

    Cons

    You're away from your family

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