US Navy Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Very glad to have had this experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Naval Reactors Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Naval Reactors Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training opportunities, great benefits, job security, and plenty of unique experience you won't find elsewhere. For officers, high level of responsibility and comfortable pay. Strong sense of community.

    Cons

    For most career paths, long hours with lots of time away from home. Occasional run-ins with red tape and bogus requirements that are leveraged on you just for the sake of going through the motions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Anybody who is in a position to create new requirements or revise old ones should think hard about what is really required and how people are expected to accomplish it. Do not accept "because that's the way we've always done it" as an explanation for anything.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Place to work in the Federal Government

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, multiple schedules to choose from. Everyone is extremely talented and smart in their field. After a week working in the Navy, you will never return to the rat race, if you get sick then you will get fired private sector. The private sector can keep their 2 weeks vaca to start and sorry retirement package.

    Cons

    Dealing with antiquated software and systems.

    Recommends
  3. Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sailor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Sailor in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The people you learn to call brother and sister. The benefits, especially leave.

    Cons

    The low pay and many back breaking hours. Still worth it, though. Always will be ups and downs. Whether you are in the military or the civilian sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall good expereince. Many opportunities across same series/grade level.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good benefits, stable, opportunities for training.

    Cons

    Limited promotion potential. Some areas have the good old boy syndrome. Cap on salaries for good performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to provide increase in salaries for good performance without having to increase in grade level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. You get out what you put in

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    • 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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    The Navy can be a great place to work, but it all depends on the command you are working for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Facility Management in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director of Facility Management in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Valuable work, significant responsibility, compensation can be good depending on if your position is graded correctly, opportunity to travel, usually many opportunities to move around and up in the organization.

    Cons

    Military vs. Civilian issues, military leadership is constantly rotating, crap shoot on good or bad chain of command, there are plenty of people just there to collect a paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend senior military leaders, integrate more civilians into upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Different depending on command

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops in Lexington Park, MD
    Former Employee - Ops in Lexington Park, MD

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits to include education, medical, ability to see different cultures and lands. Being in the Navy can change your life for the better if your open to change and growth while preparing you for your future.

    Cons

    inconsistent decisions. Leadership does not listen to middle management. Poor leadership is nurtured and grows because they need people to stay in so they overlook bad behavior which in turn creates leadership that allows bad commands to become worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Judge Advocate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Judge Advocate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Working as a Navy Judge Advocate was a fabulous career. I traveled throughout the world, was given significant authority early on, and had the chance to work with dedicated professionals who really enjoyed what they were doing. I would encourage any new attorney interested in an exciting, rewarding, and challenging career to consider the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps.

    Cons

    At times there was significant family separation during deployments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Naval Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Travel, responsibility, trust, leadership, advanced training.

    Cons

    Long hours, long deployments, separation from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. PEO Integrated Warfare Systems is exceptionally focused on providing our war fighters with the best combat systems

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Navy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership, mission focus, warfighter focus, lots of room to grow and diverse opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, DC traffic, multiple competing organizations inside the overall organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your people while keeping your focus on providing exceptional combat systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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