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  1. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and travel

    Cons

    Long hours and auxiliary duties

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and evaluate staff complaints and expectations of senior management


  2. "Good experience to have in the books"

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Navy gave me some of the best times of my life. It gave me plenty of opportunities. Look at what you can do in the future when making the choice on whether to go Navy or not.

    Cons

    There were bad times just like any other job. It was difficult being away from family. It was like a huge high school, but that’s people. You learn about all kinds of people and how they can treat or will treat others.

  3. "If you've got something going in your life already, DO NOT JOIN"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    paycheck 1st and 15th,
    easy work no challenge.
    Gi Bill
    best paycheck you will receive if your a single parent
    -opportunity to do a job you might never have had a shot at in the Civilian world
    -most unbiased culturally open organization, anyone can succeed

    Cons

    -you will spend 14hours a day at work standing around to do a job that could be completed in 2hr
    -your personal items WILL at one point in time be stolen
    -they Will jack up your pay
    -you will not do your real job for the first few years which will be spent picking up trash
    -you will not likely go where you want to go
    -"see the world" its 78% water and your port visits are maybe 2-4 days of which one is spent on duty
    -also ask your recruiter what duty is, something they dont want to tell you about
    -you pay for your own uniforms, of which there are 6, none cheap
    -your uper management will be the people who re-enlist since they cannot function in the real world.
    -the harder you work the less your co workers will, and receive the same paycheck as you

    -pretty much like being in a cult


  4. "You get out what you put in"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education and health care benefits, professional skills learning, and self paced advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Frequent travel, challenging to family life, and dynamic leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Communication Up and Down the chain.


  5. "Air Traffic Controller Second Class"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    You will develop Skills That directly correlate to jobs in the civilian sector.

    Cons

    You are technically on 24/7


  6. "U.S. Navy"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Show up, do work, go home. As simple as that. 100% health coverage, steady advancement.

    Cons

    Micro management, lots of extra duties to make yourself standout. Feels like you are babysat constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sailors. Many of the enlusted folks have grear ideas, and far too often are shut down by chain of command.


  7. "Air traffic controller"

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    Current Contractor - Air Traffic Controller in Milton, FL
    Current Contractor - Air Traffic Controller in Milton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of travel, and you have a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Management can be messy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to pass on information more effectively.

  8. "Excellent career, if you are lucky to get good supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Former Employee - Air Traffic Controller
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    What's not to love? Travel, Housing, food, job security, health coverage, education coverage.

    Cons

    Your supervisors tend to just suck and be more concerned about their own evals than the people under them. But, when you are lucky to get a good boss, your work life is amazing.


  9. "It's the military"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady pay, health care, extremely easy to advance

    Cons

    It's a bunch of children who knew nothing else but the military who learned how to lead from another set of kids who also knew nothing but military. Just a never ending group of 18-21 year olds trying to be in charge

    Advice to Management

    Tell some of the Chiefs and officers to take their heads out of their behinds and grow up


  10. "Considering"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Controller in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got BA while active duty, pursuing advanced degree after getting out.

    Cons

    Too much time away from family. Enlisted leadership has tunnel vision and is often under educated for responsibilities entrusted in them.