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Royal Australian Navy Reviews

Updated Sep 2, 2019

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Royal Australian Navy CEO Vice Admiral Tim Barrett
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33 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "wh"

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    Former Employee - Marine Technician in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    no real education or idea on what you are doing with your life this will be the place for you

    Cons

    losing your soul working like a slave

    Advice to Management

    have a strong look at the people you are losing

    Royal Australian Navy2017-07-20
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Royal Australian Navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Interesting Work -Good people to work with -Visit interesting places (sometimes) -Good superannuation scheme -Good rental assistance to subsidise the cost of renting -Dynamic environment

    Cons

    -Long time away from family -Fixed wage encourages "dead-wood" employees to hang around past their usefulness to the organisation. They end up sucking the life out of the organisation and prevent opportunities for younger members to progress -It takes a long time to complete training -Dynamic environment leads to daily crisis-management

    Advice to Management

    -adopt up-or-out policies to reduce the number of near retirees in the organisation who have no interest in learning new ideas or passing knowledge onto the younger members. They are clogging the system

    Royal Australian Navy2017-06-21
  3. "Solid organisation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Canberra
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    security, purposeful jobs, training and development

    Cons

    too politically correct and risk averse

    Advice to Management

    change for change sake is not beneficial

    Royal Australian Navy2017-06-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Growing business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    young, innovative, growing, lost of opportunity, focussed on becoming an employer of choice

    Cons

    defence space has some limitations such as security restrictions

    Advice to Management

    keep growing, keep evolving

    Royal Australian Navy2017-05-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Navy CM"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager (SNCO) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging, responsibility, trained and highly skilled, plenty of continuing professional development

    Cons

    Unreliable IT resources, complicated processes, heavy workloads, too many micromanagers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the junior personnel when organising IT resources, better training of officers in leadership

    Royal Australian Navy2017-05-06
  6. "Great career with lots of opportunities"

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    Aviation Maintenance Technician in Nowra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    Heaps of experiences and travel with continual advancement options always available for hard and committed workers. Plenty of exposure to multiple aviation management disciplines with average postings lasting roughly two years between movements. Thorough training in quality assurance and safety, project, HR and logistical management on top of base trade training.

    Cons

    Living out of a bag is good when you're younger, but can be burdensome with a young family. Military life is very reactive (for obvious reasons).

    Advice to Management

    In general, they do very well. Political and media pressures are killing long standing cultures (for good or worse). But it is, what it is.

    Royal Australian Navy2017-05-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Conditions"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Tech in Sydney
    Recommends

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Woking Conditions, Leave, Rental Assistance

    Cons

    Slow and Beauracratic, A lot of dead weight.

    Royal Australian Navy2017-05-08
  8. "Desperate for MWOs - has pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time

    Pros

    Much easier to get hired. Anecdotally standards are lowering to get initially qualified too. Expect to do Navigator/XO time on a patrol boat two seconds after you qualify, and learn on the job - good and bad (early exposure to charge/command).

    Cons

    Due to current shortages of Don't expect to have much say in terms of your career plan for the first 5-6 years (ie pre PWO Course) due to current shortfalls, and expect sea postings to be extended while they try and fill the personnel gap DO NOT expect to be able to join as a MWO and transfer into another qualification - desperation = once you're in, you're in. On the other hand, very easy to transfer in from... another PQ.

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    Royal Australian Navy2016-12-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better workforce planning and management."

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    Current Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good salary for actual work required in most positions, various allowances (housing, seagoing allowance, etc) boost to even higher level. Job security is near total, unless you're really incompetent you have a job for life. Some interesting work, experiences and travel destinations in seagoing positions.

    Cons

    Length of time away from home when posted to a ship can be excessive, however usually offset by equivalent amount of time posted ashore afterwards. Excessive workload at sea in some positions, especially compared to very light workload in others can be very annoying. Lack of meaningful work in some positions, especially when posted ashore. The job security and lack of accountability mean a minority of your... co-workers are going to be effectively useless.

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    Advice to Management

    Far better workforce management and career planning needed, often very haphazard and reactive management of career. Small number of experienced and highly skilled employees do majority of work, more responsibility and accountability is required down to lowest levels. More accountability is needed for poor performance, it's too easy to do the bare minimum with no consequences (apart from lack of promotion). People... need to be fired for poor performance, make workplace culture the priority over keeping mediocre personnel.

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    Royal Australian Navy2016-10-23
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Red Tape, Stuck in 1900's"

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

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy full-time

    Pros

    - People - Travel - Benefits - Job Security

    Cons

    - Politics - People - Treatment - Incompetence - Quality of 'leaders'

    Advice to Management

    Realise you are dealing with a new generation. Holding the current generation to a standard set during a different time can only ensure a halting of innovation and/or progression.

    Royal Australian Navy2016-08-28
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