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  1.  

    Tremendous Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - O6 - Navy - Captain in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - O6 - Navy - Captain in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Service, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Continue emphasis on service over self

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great leadership experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should treat programs and operations more like the private sector.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Chief Hospital Corpsman, Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You get out what you put in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Avionics Technician in Andrews AFB, MD
    Former Contractor - Avionics Technician in Andrews AFB, MD

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please may I have another?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Really great benefits, lifelong connections, versatility in duties

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

  7.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Education 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The Navy IS an adventure

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

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

    Pros

    Best opportunities (including travel) and benefits in the world.

    Cons

    Separation from family during deployments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Division Director in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Career Naval officer. Defined path for career progression. Lots of stability. Lot's of emphasis on training.

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends while on deployment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the most important asset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Application Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good Environment and Good Management

    Cons

    Routine work and too much rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Its an adventure!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Commander in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lieutenant Commander in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    The Navy provides and excellent opportunity to see the world, and experience varied and exotic cultures.

    Cons

    While away, seeing the world and serving, you miss your family. Not just them, but the things they do and the adventures they have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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