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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance with extremely generous leave" (in 10 reviews)

  • "The pay and benefits are quite good for the location and the work" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be difficult" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Very rarely will you be doing design work" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    Job Security
    Low Stress
    Good Pay
    Good People

    Cons

    Parking
    Bureaucracy
    Equal pay to employees for unequal work contribution


  2. "I Took the Job for Location Not the Job."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Shift Test Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Shift Test Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you get in the right circuit, you can make a lot of money traveling to San Diego and Japan on projects every year. And by travel, I mean live there for 4+ months. It's an incredible opportunity.

    Cons

    Work is either super hectic or really boring. Also, in this position, working with sailors can be interesting, You find ones really dedicated to helping do maintenance but you then interact with those who hate their lives and are rude to you for doing your job.

  3. "Typical government work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    -Work life balance
    -Opportunities for advancement
    -Opportunies for personal development
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy can be maddening
    -Slow work


  4. "Nuclear Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most people are really great to work with. Lots of opportunities to move to a new branch if you are unhappy. Stable.

    Cons

    Government offices....cubicles, slow computers, fluorescent lights. Parking is horrible.


  5. "You Get Out of It What You Put Into It"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better alternative to joining the navy. Best job on the peninsula west of Seattle, especially if you want to live in Kitsap County long term. Per diem money when you travel is tax free. Great paid leave, sick leave, every federal holiday is paid leave. Lots of opportunity for overtime, which is paid hourly. You can either disappear into the system, or stand out if you are more proactive and a go-getter. You get out of it what you out into it.

    Cons

    Very little incentive to work harder than your coworker; GS payscale. No discpline for workers who slack off. Upward mobility is pretty much capped at a GS12 unless you really look for the opportunity to become a GS13+. You have to report to the shipyard for work, no teleworking or working from home.

    Advice to Management

    Discipline the workers that dont work hard or aren't productive.


  6. "Nuclear Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    Several opportunities to advance with extensive training.

    Cons

    Government job, so some aspects of the job have to be done to certain standards.


  7. "Excellent location to pursue a government career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    Excellent potential for upward mobility. Many current senior managers began their careers as mechanics and technicians when they were young.

    Pay and benefits are excellent, especially for less senior personnel.

    Cons

    The military and civilian policy mix can sometimes be confusing.

    Working in the government field comes with additional requirements.

    Many big decisions are often made from well outside the control of local management.

  8. "It's Fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    You get paid overtime and if you travel to Japan or San Diego you get awesome per diem.

    Cons

    No one is fired so there are a lot of lazy people.


  9. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time

    Pros

    Cool work, but sometimes slow

    Cons

    So much paperwork, not much math


  10. "Mechanic onboard and in shop"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic
    Former Employee - Mechanic
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Management lead to a lack of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Allow for advancement within the company instead of hiring outside sources