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"Surface Warfare...It's a lifestyle, not just a career"

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Former Employee - Commander (O-5) in Honolulu, HI
Former Employee - Commander (O-5) in Honolulu, HI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Service to country, mostly safe environments (won't get shot at), great benefits like free medical / dental.

Cons

"Surface warfare officers eat their young"...sink or swim environment, tough to find a mentor, and very thin pyramid organizational structure meaning the top jobs (Commanding Officers of ships and shore stations) are few and far between. One bad fitness report can derail a career.

Advice to Management

Eliminate zero defect mentality.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 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

    Competitive Salary
    30 days vacation per. year
    Visiting other countries
    Meeting a plethora of people
    Education benefits

    Cons

    Not getting paid overtime if you work past your normal workday
    Having Duty
    Deploying and having to leave your family


  2. "The United States navy is how you make it, they give you the oppurtunity you just have to capitalize on it"

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    Former Employee - Aviation Ordnanceman in Andrews Air Force Base, MD
    Former Employee - Aviation Ordnanceman in Andrews Air Force Base, MD
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel, health benefits, a defintite job

    Cons

    Strained family life, unpredictable hours, no overtime pay, lack of human resources

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