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US Navy Hawaii Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "Accelerate what you can in life"

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    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great comradery amongst the sailors, a great ton of experience, training is state of the art

    Cons

    you will be worked to the ground

    Advice to Management

    Millenials can make or break the future


  2. "It's not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - You will always be taken care of
    - There are a lot of benefits for veterans
    - Extreme job security
    - GI Bill and other benefits (Tricare insurance)
    - Very strong experience for transitioning to the civilian workforce

    Cons

    - You are literally owned by the military
    - You cannot quit your job without dire consequences, until your contact is complete
    - You will be treated very poorly at times
    - Insane work hours, depending on your rate

  3. "Good starting point to learn a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits compared to civilian jobs are great

    Cons

    No work/life balance, will sacrifice time


  4. "ETN"

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    Former Employee - Reactor in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Reactor in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, good pay, great experience

    Cons

    poor management, horrible quality of life, will always be micromanaged

    Advice to Management

    The people you promote become the next leaders. If they suck, so will your fleet.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The Navy set me up for success, but also pushed me away."

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Wahiawä, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Navy puts you in positions where you are challenged in all facets of you job. Whether it be leadership of your peers, playing as part of a team, or being a subject matter expert. The Navy has a system that creates leaders bound for success. Work ethic is improved and confidence is instilled in those who work for it.

    Cons

    The mission comes first. Its a pro in that there is no doubt where the focus is, but at the same time, it can really wear people down. The Navy, especially in the Information Warfare rates will struggle to retain good sailors because the pay and working hours are better in the civilian side of the job. While not every process is broken, the Navy often feels unadaptable in that the "well thats how its always been done, so we wont change it" mindset is. It feels like, the life and strain the military puts on lower enlisted sailors has plenty of answers but since the leaders had it rough when they were younger, they feel sailors should just deal with that bad conditions instead of looking for an improvement on the process.

    Advice to Management

    You will retain sailors when they feel like they are being taken care of.


  6. "Its the navy"

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    Current Employee - MMN1 in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - MMN1 in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Experience, Travel, Accelerate your life.

    Cons

    Orders, Time Away from home and family. Accelerate your aging.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing uniforms.


  7. "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Gse in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Gse in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good way to work while attending college.

    Cons

    Having to tell the chain of command everything.

  8. "Getting out and loving it."

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    Current Employee - MLPO in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - MLPO in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    See the world. See the world. See the world. See the world. See the world. See the world. See the world.

    Cons

    Don't see home, or sunlight. Poor communication from the top. Management forgets where they came from

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like humans, not cattle.


  9. "Sonar Technician"

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    Former Employee - Sonar Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Sonar Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    The people were amazing as well as learning a lot of technican skills and working with large teams in order to occomplish the mission goal.

    Cons

    The working hours, no sleep, having to learn too many skills at once which brought stress to the job very often and even showed on some people. Just not good for personal healthx

    Advice to Management

    Have as much time off as you can and don't give new workload after lunch. Plan proper and keep your team happy.


  10. "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Wahiawä, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid leave, Holidays (depending on work hours/rotation), and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    Deployment, distance, required training, watch rotation, and recalls.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to comment on at this time.


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