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Updated Jul 8, 2014
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83% Approve of the CEO

US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus

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91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Highly demanding yet satisfying organization to be a part of

    Aviation Electrician (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsServe your country
    great experience
    decent pay, great benifits
    get to travel

    Conspossibly placed in dangerous/hazardous situations
    high tempo
    deployments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Navy offers many opportunities for you to succeed. Training is available for you to make yourself more marketable a

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Arlington, VA

    ProsGrowth opportunities are readily available. You have the opportunity to refine your leadership skills on a daily basis. Additionally, you have the opportunity to refine your interpersonal skills in order to receive buy-in with people you have no direct control over.

    ConsProfessional and personal balances in your life require great attention to detail. Many people in uniform have not perfected this balance and have resulted in one side of your balance beam being higher than the other.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider making sponsorships mandatory as mentors are required for success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A life time of adventure!

    E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsTraining, Travel, promotability, Life long Friendships.

    ConsIt is a privilege to join any of the services, everyone thinking about the Navy should know that just because you are able to get in the Navy doesn't mean you will be able to get to the 20 year retirement.

    In this world of ever shrinking budgets, one of the places the Navy has started cutting is personnel. You have to prove to the Navy that you are worthy to re-enlist. This means if you want to re-enlist you will have to have the evaluations, recommendations, and willingness to change jobs just to stay in the Navy. However, if you join the Navy in a job that is undermanned and you like that job you will have a better chance to stay in that job and re-enlist.

    Remember it is a privilege to serve our great country, every service has its good and bad points. If you can not deal with both the good and bad then serving your country may not be for you. Every Sailor has to have a lot of mental toughness to not only push through the hard times but also deal with those things no civilian will ever understand. If you can do this, then like me you will have a great career in the Navy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts been a privilege, wish I didn't have to retire so early. Fair winds and Following Sea's

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experiences

    O3 - Navy - Lieutenant (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat benefits and pride in work. Lots of travel

    ConsLong uncertain work hours. Good for singles, tough if you have a working spouse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the fitness report methodology.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great leadership experience

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsImmersion into complex projects and programs immediately. Ability to work with individuals across varied experiences and skill levels. Good benefits package.

    ConsCan be stressful at times. Government bureaucracy can impede your initiatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should treat programs and operations more like the private sector.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tremendous Experience

    O6 - Navy - Captain (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsService, adventure, rapid and sustained leadership opportunities, highest quality co-workers. Navy Core Values (honor, courage, commitment) shape and guide the organization's culture.

    Cons- Family separation never gets easier but is a fact of life in the military service.
    - Individual commands' work environment may vary somewhat due to the personality traits of currently assigned service members, but change is constant due to maximum tour lengths/personnel rotation policies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue emphasis on service over self

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You get out what you put in.

    Avionics Technician (Former Employee)
    Andrews AFB, MD

    ProsAmazing people and experiences. Competitive edge in the workplace. Solid training.

    ConsLong hours. Rules are mch tighter than civilian side....not sure thats always a bad thing. Makes you better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease may I have another?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chief Hospital Corpsman, Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman.

    Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsTraveled the worlds and worked with some really great healthcare providers and professionals!

    ConsAt times pulled some long hours and worked in some challenging locations in the world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt takes a person with good listening skills, fast learning, able to work independent and one who enjoys helping others to be a Navy Hospital Corpsman.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great lifetime experience that I would not change if I could.

    US Navy (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsEducation Benefits, Thrift Savings Plan, Tax Free Shopping, 20 year retirement plan, World Travel, Job training opportunities, Leadership training/experience, Meet people and cultures from around the world.

    ConsConflicting personalities, Power mongers, immaturity in the younger Sailors, possibility of long hours and long deployments away from family and friends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to talk and get to know your Sailors. Avoid email leadership, face time is a must. Practice what you preach. If you are going to hold a Sailor accountable for something, make sure you are holding yourself accountable for the same things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsReally great benefits, lifelong connections, versatility in duties

    ConsThe last year has proved challenging with the furlough and shut down, so it shows that working for the federal governemnt isn't as safe as it would seem. Additionally, there's a lot of bureaucracy which keeps you from performing the job that you signed on to do. It can feel like death by a thousand papercuts at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe last year has been challenging for your civilian employees morale. While writing to them that you appreciate their work is nice, you should show it in a different way.

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