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"A growth experience with many positive attributes"

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Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

If someone wants to find out their limits and exceed them while working with people from many different walks of life, this is great. As well as the benefits are great, such as medical, dental and steady compensation.

Cons

Lots of adversity to deal with as with all jobs, but creativity isnt rewarded as it should be across the board

Advice to Management

Ensure that you get to know the individuals you lead so as to properly deal with their futures in a manner that excludes personal biases and generalizations

Other Employee Reviews for US Navy

  1. "Good variety and training opportunities, with a heaping helping of tradition and ignorance."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent hands-on training for almost all skills in almost all career paths.

    Exposure to dynamic and unique work environments.

    Benefits and conveniences are (unfortunately) unparalleled.

    Cons

    Recruit Training is pretty useless for individuals who are already well-adjusted, intelligent workers.

    Obnoxious tradition and culture is mandatory with membership.

    Co-workers range from friendly to insane, the majority qualifying as "dysfunctional".

    Travel is not optional for active duty personnel, nor are the destination choices. (90% of the time.)

    Physical Training is almost purely cardio with little strength training or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Most fitness enthusiasts will understand how wrong this is. The Navy doesn't, apparently.

    Does not translate well to civilian job positions. (90% of the time.)

    Advice to Management

    Consider revising your induction process, implementing a personality disorder observation program, using industry-standard management training (instead of "Chief's Week" hazing parties) make sea time shorter but more frequent, address the destructive and unreasonable nature of your PT program (train CFLs to be more flexible - pun intended), and please please please start training people in skills that actually translate to the civilian world!


  2. "Engineering Duty Officer"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Duty Officer in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Engineering Duty Officer in Mobile, AL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical acumen. You get to work with people with diverse backgrounds and education backgrounds. Get to solve real technical issues that makes an impact on US military.

    Cons

    Long hours- no overtime, no opportunity for early advancement.

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