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"Excellent opportunity right out of high school."

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Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Groton, CT
Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer in Groton, CT
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Positive Outlook
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I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The Naval Nuclear Power Program will give you a hugh variety of training and experience in machinery, electronics, electrical distribution, chemistry, and radiological controls.
You will most likely get to travel the world, or at least the US.
Nuke pay is very good, especially for someone right out of high school. Bonuses can be massive if you want to make it a career.

Cons

Be prepared to work A LOT.
It's the military, expect to be treated according to your rank.

Advice to Management

Treat junior personnel with more respect.

Other Employee Reviews for US Navy

  1. "Rewarding so far."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Supervisors are very respectful of time and desired leave schedule. They are also supportive of training, but it is very employee driven (you have to initiate and fight for it). They definitely don't push truly valuable training on their employees, which is bad for two reasons:1. obviously you are not always up to date. 2. (the bigger problem) your co-workers are often WAY out of date.

    Cons

    mid career compensation is mediocre. More responsibility gets you very small raises.

    Advice to Management

    Budget more for non DoD-specific training.


  2. "Not always enjoyable, but always an honor to serve."

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    Current Employee - US Naval Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - US Naval Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunities in the Navy are limitless. An 18 year old can join just out of high school and can be earning six figures by the age of 30, he can retire just 10 years later. All it takes is dedication and a good work ethic.

    Cons

    The hours at times can be long and the time away from family and friends can be rough. But the benefits outweigh the negatives.

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