US Navy Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
3,648 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free medical and dental while you are in the service (in 155 reviews)

  • I had the opportunity to travel and to meet people from all over the country (in 129 reviews)


Cons
  • Being away from family work enviroment constantly changing must be adaptive (in 431 reviews)

  • Possibly long time spans away from home, likely completely out of communications (in 281 reviews)

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    US Navy (military)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Security Officer
    Current Employee - Special Security Officer

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

    Pros

    Training, experience, travel opportunities, benefits (allowances and vacation time); free education.

    Cons

    Mission before Sailors mentality, regardless of family situations (command dependent);
    loss of power at middle management level;
    upper management not willing to listen to lower level supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your middle and lower management. They see what the workload and watch rotation is doing to the workforce. No one wants to succeed; they strive to survive vice excel.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good life Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about life

    Cons

    NO family time especially out to sea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ease off a little

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great career opportunities!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - U S Navy  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - U S Navy in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Education benefits, guaranteed paycheck, ability to work with and meet people from around the world. Great opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Deployments are tough on family members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Go Navy!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great opportunities to travel and see the world.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult.

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    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - US Naval Officer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - US Naval Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    A great place to receive more experience in your job title. The pay and benefits is great for officers right out of college and the responsibilities you have is difficult to come by as a first job.

    Cons

    Long working hours and little to any time home with family. Deployments are long but you get to see a lot of great places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The experience you have in the military is what you make it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Logistics

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy

    Pros

    Good pay, team, patriotism, diversity, real culture, world travel

    Cons

    Deployments, time away from family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up to the politicians.

  8.  

    Retired Navy (20 years). Great job and keeps you busy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class  in  Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and excellent benefits. Lots of upward and lateral mobility. I spent 20 years in before retiring. I now get a pension every month or the remainder of my life. What other jobs give you that?

    Excellent educational benefits. Tuition assistance helped me finish my Bachelors degree and paid entirely for my Masters degree. GI Bill is great too. I never used it, but have transferred it to my son so he has a free ride to any state college.

    Excellent travel opportunities. In addition to visiting ports all over the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East, I was assigned overseas twice. I loved the travel and enjoyed living in other cultures.

    Cons

    Well, it's the military so you life is frequently at risk. Deployments take you away from family and loved one for extended periods of time (my longest at sea deployment was 322 days!).

    Long hours. The only easy day was yesterday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of new people, new places and always doing new things.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Supervisor  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Supervisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Travel was the best part.

    Cons

    Politics in the Navy is a big con nowadays.

  10.  

    You get out what you put in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are limitless. Personnel are not just a number in the crowd. You reap what you sow. Leadership opportunities are wide ranging, education benefits will pay for a degree and you get college credit for the training that you receive to do your job. Cannot beat that deal

    Cons

    Hard work is not for everyone. Families have the potential to suffer long deployments. Not taking of the advantages when they present themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not forget where you came from.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's Not a Job, It's an adventure!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Timely promotions, tuition assistance, housing available.

    Cons

    Time away from the family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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