US Navy Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Great Experiance

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

    I worked at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, Good Pay, Good Advancement

    Cons

    Time away from family, Very long hours


  2. Electronics Tecnician

    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class

    I worked at US Navy

    Pros

    Great place to work with valuable experience gained with the ability to advance to greater and greater responsibility. Teamwork and the feeling of accomplishment are second to none if you have the ability to think beyond yourself.

    Cons

    24/7 environment which can be hard on relationships and family life. As expected long deployments can lead to stress and strain on back home life.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and always take care of your good workers and remember that the overall morale of your department should always be in the back of your mind, not something that comes secondary.


  3. US Navy pilot

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

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    See the world. Fly the best airplanes. A job you can be proud of in a fantastic service.

    Cons

    No work life balance. No upside on the pay scale - not the ideal long term payment for those who stay in less than 20 years.


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  5. Naval service

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

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits Exciting lifestyle Management opportunities Value success Sense of belonging/comradere

    Cons

    Time away Monetary compensation Work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Value the success and force for higher standards. Never let the short gain outweigh the long term benefits. Quick decisions are necessary, but value the inclusion of multiple ideas and explore the dissenting ones.


  6. Military compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and incentives. Generous tuition assistance program and college fund through GI Bill. Housing benefits and other tax free allowance are also a plus.

    Cons

    Time away from family and the dangers inherent with the job. This job requires a well rounded strict discipline. The stress level with this job is also enormous.

    Advice to Management

    Better base salary to close the salary gap between the military and civilian corporate should be consistent in order to attract and retain employees.


  7. Enlisted

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

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and Compensation, Coworkers have good personality

    Cons

    Long hours of rotating shiftwork, irregular sleep schedule


  8. Submarine Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Submariner in Groton, CT
    Current Employee - Submariner in Groton, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best training program in the world Clearly defined roles and responsibilities Missions vital to national defense Work with world class people World travel opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, quality of life Unpredictable schedule Significant time away from home Difficult for families

    Advice to Management

    Mission accomplishment must be balanced with quality of life. Sailors running on empty can't be relied upon to perform at standards.


  9. Journey of a lifetime

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Navy is a fantastic opportunity to develop self drive, determination and greater responsibility. It is what you make of it, which you can travel to very remote places of the world and participate in events you only read about in books. However, that is all up to your own drive and determination to make it happen.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic organization that is focused more on policy makers at senior levels than operations. It is also an organization that is more about who you know then what you know at more senior levels.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with the sailor at sea in order to stay relevant. Internal Navy policy is important, but should support people, not tell them how to think. The Navy's operational foundation stems from mission command. Do not let technology's ability to reach out and demand instant data constrain sailors and officers from commanding at sea. Train, educate and then trust people enough to empower.


  10. E7- Navy Chief

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

    I have been working at US Navy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, Paid Education, Superb Vacation time, Health Care

    Cons

    Time away from your family, Uniform, and structure


  11. Like no psychologist position out there

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're a psychologist or an aspiring psychologist, the Navy is a fantastic option to do something you love while serving a greater purpose, sometimes referred to as the "most deserving patients" around.

    Cons

    Little control over where you'll call home, difficult place for promotion given focus on tenure and deliverables not associated with purely clinical work.

    Advice to Management

    I'm excited to hear about the the shift to more talent focused strategy vs. tenure. Any talent strategy needs to focus on the skills and results their people bring to the table, not tenure.



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