US Navy Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Review of ASN RDA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Place to work and outstanding experience for learning about the Navy

    Cons

    Commute can be tiresome as the weeks can become very long.

    Advice to Management

    Get involve!


  2. DON is a good department to start with, although there are better places to work in the Federal Government.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice travel and base locations.

    Cons

    Facilities are often old and run down and the benefits are not as good as other agencies like the Air Force. Becomes vary political and cut throat at the senior levels.


  3. It is an exciting place to work. Being connected directly with supporting the US Navy is immensely fulfilling.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Lexington Park, MD
    Current Employee - Integrated Product Team Lead in Lexington Park, MD

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

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

    Pros

    - Vast opportunities to move between positions and gain experience - Very supportive of work-life balance - Secure employment in a priority branch of service within the DoD

    Cons

    - Semi-rural area, access to Washington DC is 90 minutes away - Closed culture, many senior people have been here for decades - Mind-numbing bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    - Seek to benchmark US Navy performance against similarly-sized organizations - Develop a stronger sense of personal accountability among team leads - Get financial management under control


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  5. everyday struggles of a sailor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Patuxent River, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    places you go, people you meet, and the adventures that set for are amazing

    Cons

    the people sitting up top the coc usually are the worst part of your life


  6. Submarine Officer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great technical and leadership opportunities. Cutting edge training in nuclear power and nuclear technology. Opportunity to lead people in a challenging and technical environment. Where else do they give a 23 year old a chance to play with a billion dollar toy while conducting clandestine operations off a country's coast. You will learn program management, process managment, quality assurance, and leadership. All skills valued in today's job market.

    Cons

    Long hours and time away from home and family.


  7. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Life altering experiences. The things you will be able to do and the things that you will be able to see will never cease to amaze you. The people are what makes this organization and you will make friends that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    Leaving loved ones at home and missing family events. Moving every three years is fun, but uprooting your family and moving away from the close connections that you have made never gets any easier as time goes on, especially if you have children in middle or high school.


  8. Great agency to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Management Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, great benefits to including education.

    Cons

    Some of the older employees will not embrace the new technologies that are available to them.. They routinely ignore the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the HR policies within the entire Department of Defense. It is to choppy, and trying to find information is next to impossible.


  9. Very glad to have had this experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Great Place to work in the Federal Government

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  11. Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    None



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