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US Navy Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
4,111 Reviews
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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.  

    It was an honor to serve in the military through the US Navy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Bangor, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist in Bangor, WA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Benefits, BAH, Health care benefits, Post 911 GI Bill, Paid College tuition while active duty and competitive people to work with.

    Cons

    You may be assigned to work in a location not of your desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the lower ranks folks like normal people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get lots of experience early

    Cons

    Hours and little opportunity for early advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making education opportunities available

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    US Navy Nuke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Goose Creek, SC
    Current Employee - Instructor in Goose Creek, SC

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

    Pros

    Great Job Experience. Complete Healthcare coverage. Fairly consistent growth.

    Cons

    Some days will result in long hours. On call all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for my situation, not a long-term plan.

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    Current Employee - Dental School Collegiate
    Current Employee - Dental School Collegiate

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is guaranteed and calculable, and initially higher than private practice dentistry right out of school. Health insurance is great, has saved us a ton.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is a nightmare, until you realize that that's just the way it is and live with it. Pay is quickly outpaced by private dentist earnings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and availability would help me recommend dental school scholarship/collegiate programs.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    GREAT WAY TO BUILD OR START A CAREER

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yeoman in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Yeoman in San Diego, CA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for travel, leadership roles, self-made people, gaining technical skills, learning a diverse workforce, stability, security, and many more! Too many to mention. And the pay is fair, becoming far more comparable the longer you are in.

    Cons

    A lot of travel, a lot of separation from loved ones, arduous duties sometimes, day-to-day routine is heavily tied to politics, training that never seems to stop, diverse workforce letting sub-par performers survive, sometimes tedious routines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build people into technicians, leaders, and superior performers. Too often the competitive system causes senior people to focus on themselves rather than the unit or the organization. The best at the job succeed by creating great teams!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love the navy

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    Current Employee - Abh in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Abh in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Good pay, takes good care of their employees 5 yrs in single mother was a great experience, if I could do it all over, I would! !

    Cons

    Deployment, which is also a pro at the sametime, u get to travel the world, meet new people, but u still will have to work! After all it is a job :-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Fantastic. I loved serving my country

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Amazing sense of pride and accomplishment.

    Cons

    Challenging working conditions and long hours. But that's to be expected...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

  9.  

    US Navy is a great place to get started in the nuclear industry and specific job skills training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    The training for the nuclear field will set you up for a lifelong career. The bonus structure allows younger sailors to receive additional training benefits and/or large cash sums. The travel opportunities afford personnel to see the world.

    Cons

    The training is challenging and will require off-duty study time. The work is on-scale with the pay and bonuses received. The work requires extensive travel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great for Start out of highschool

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Gave the ability to stand on your own two feet. Gives free paid training and many other benefits

    Cons

    Long term deployments away from family members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Go Navy!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Great opportunity, Travel, Pay, Advancement, Training

    Cons

    Work weekends, Work holidays, Work late, Destinations not necessarily fun, Dangerous (potentially deadly)

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