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  1.  

    Unparalleled sense of job satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot
    Former Employee - Helicopter Pilot

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Teamwork and comraderie. If you are looking to be part of a greater whole, this job is for you. Great training and opportunity to rise through the ranks.

    Cons

    Long hours and widely varying working conditions (cold, hot, wet). Long time away from family. Bureaucratic intransigent HR.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Could be Amazing, Could be Terrible

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    Former Employee - Electronics Technician
    Former Employee - Electronics Technician

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    The people were a positive for me. Almost everyone i working with was amazing. If are lucky with your orders, you can see a lot of the world. i was able to see 32 countries in about a 4 year span. Also the education benefits are fantastic. If you are struggling to pay for college and don't really know what you want to do, highly recommend looking into the military.

    Cons

    there really isn't much of a work-life balance. you are in the military and that kind of the end of that. there are times when you won't be able to sleep because the mission comes first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the evaluation process. There is no way stuff outside your job should be ranked above how well you can to your job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    the knowledge and the experience i learned was outstanding.

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    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    travel, benefits, training, education, leadership experience.

    Cons

    begin away from home and your family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more empathy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a very rewarding experience and learned a lot of skills.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort George G Meade, MD
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Fort George G Meade, MD

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot of skills in regards to my job. I also made a lot of friends so my networking is vast. I enjoyed the travel that came along with it as well, and the benefits.

    Cons

    There were a lot of rules and policies that you had to abide by. You also were not assigned to one place for a long amount of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Traveled the world while getting top notch training and experiences.

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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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel, education, benifits. I have yet to meet a command that will not bend over backwards to help their people, as long as you put the work back into the Navy.

    Cons

    Time away from home. Also, some people at the top of the food chain can become a little tyrannical and there isnt much you can do about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always look out for your people. At the end of the day they are the ones who let you be in charge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    US NAVY life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great place to get started in life, expect a lot of travel and long deployment. Great chance to further your ED and see the world. You will me people from around the US and around the world.

    Cons

    Long deployment, time away from family and friends. choose the right career path, some jobs are going away and have no upward progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your people, without them you have nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern in Norco, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Norco, CA

    I have been working at US Navy as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a base that consisted mostly of engineers. A great working environment, the people are usually very cooperative.

    Cons

    Norco was not the best area especially in the summer and 100 degree heat waves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I have gained great experience in fields of leadership, technical development, and project management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great first job. You are given immediate responsibility and quickly learn to manage groups of dedicated and talented sailors, meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of technical and tactical proficiency.

    Cons

    Deployments and time spent away from family is difficult. The lifestyle is not for everyone.

  10.  

    Lieutenant Commander

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great opportunities, leadership experiences, compensation, and travel.

    Cons

    Extended periods of time away from family including both deployments and training cycles. Short notice for follow-on orders. Promotions not based on a meritocracy system but rather minimal performance of career milestones at the right time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to have a long term perspective on force preservation and better aligning education opportunities across all communities. Seek to limit "white noise" from excess administrative requirements that add little marginal value to the mission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    You get what you make of it.

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    Former Employee - Aviation Mechanic in Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Mechanic in Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel, Benefits, Worldly view, Education, Insurance, Personal Growth

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Some jobs are dangerous
    Separation from family
    You go where they tell you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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