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"Great way to start a career"

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Current Employee - Navy Nuclear Electrician's Mate in Groton, CT
Current Employee - Navy Nuclear Electrician's Mate in Groton, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Navy pays you for 1.5 years training
Fantastic jobs when you get out
Many companies require 6 years experience and you get exactly that in Navy
You don't have to stay nuclear or with power generation when you get out. There are many diverse opportunities.

Cons

You have to get out to access the high paying jobs
Job consumes most of your life
You get very pale from the lack of sun, especially on submarines.
Duty rotation on submarines ensures that 1 of every 3 or 4 days you're going to be dead tired

Advice to Management

Two of the three captains I had were fantastic. Liked all of my executive officers, department heads, and divisional leaders. Vast majority of those in leadership positions are very cool as long as you work hard and get your job done.

Other Employee Reviews for US Navy

  1. "Medical officer"

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    Former Employee - Physician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Physician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No insurance to hassle with. Opportunity for travel and adventure.

    Cons

    Pay. Long Deployments. Sequester and other government political failures.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your sailors and marines from the government special interests.


  2. "Great opportunities for training and great experiences."

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    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest benefits exist in the United States Uniformed Services. Education benefits, great retirement benefits, a lot of training, ability to travel around the world and the best medical benefits. There are multiple opportunities to see and do things you would not normally get to do in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of being in the Navy are the multiple deployments away from family, the constant moving and for a lot of people, being on a ship in the middle of the ocean for half a year or more.

    Advice to Management

    You will not understand why things happen the way they do in the Navy until you get the rank to make the decisions. Just understand there is a reason for everything that happens.


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