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US Navy Hawaii Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Open doors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to see the world while earning a pay check. Then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    You will be working with people from all over the world, with different ways of doing things. Which will take some getting use toy

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  2. "It is what you make of it."

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

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

    Pros

    Life experiences, sometimes good job satisfaction, travel, education opportunities, free college, technical training, free medical, patriotism, giving back to community.

    Cons

    When you stuck with horrible leadership, you're stuck. Just have to tough it out for 3 years or until they leave.


  3. "US Navy Gunners Mate second class"

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    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel, experience, paid leave, and benefits

    Cons

    long time away from family


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  5. "Enlisted ELT onboard a fast attack Submarine"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Laboraty Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Engineering Laboraty Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job security, advancement, and benefits. Will work in unique environments and get to travel, though not as much as usually advertised.

    Cons

    Extremely uncertain work times and schedule and very little room for personal life. In port it was mostly 1st shift work hours but could switch to working 3rd shift with little more then a days notice.

    Advice to Management

    At least on the boat I was stationed, advancing to a supervisory role was mandatory and failure to do so within given time requirements was actually punished.


  6. "Hours are terrible. But the work is fun."

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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

    Pros

    Travel and pay are by far the best. Also support is unparalleled. You always have a paycheck with food and board.

    Cons

    You have no control over when you deploy, your work week can be anywhere from 40-100 hours. They have so many benefits because your life is terrible.


  7. "Surface Warfare Officer"

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    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience in a very short amount of time. The money is great and you are guaranteed to gain experience.

    Cons

    Every command is different, you never know what the next couple years are going to be like when assigned to a ship. Sea duty is arduous and difficult. It's hard to be away from family and the hours are insane. The navy offers all these programs when sailors have problems, but the sailor is usually marked for the rest of their career.

    Advice to Management

    Run a command that cares about the people and their families. Maintaining healthy relationships and having down time are essential to being successful in this field.


  8. "Great stepping stone"

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    Current Employee - Reactor Operator in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Reactor Operator in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Tons of experience to gain

    Very low requirements to get in

    Great pay for not requiring any prior experience

    GI bill benefits

    Healthcare

    Cons

    These are for a nuclear reactor operator:

    Long hours (86-112 per week if on a submarine)

    Very linear advancement path

    Not much ability to bargain for a job location


  9. "Life accelerated"

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    Former Contractor - US Navy Enlisted in Honolulu, HI
    Former Contractor - US Navy Enlisted in Honolulu, HI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Secure job, you'll travel quite a bit, free training for a future career, lots of benefits including health, life and dental.

    Cons

    Unstable schedule, you don't get much a choice in what will happen to you. You'd best always keep an open mind.

    Advice to Management

    Act like the experienced individual. Remember that all the young minds are learning from you whether or not you try to train them.


  10. "Program Manager for US Navy, oversight of submarine maintenance."

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can transfer skills to private industry or civil service
    Challenging work leads to intrinsic rewards
    Steady work
    Good pay for local industry

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility
    Lack of incentives for outstanding performance
    Overtime used as incentive system, leads to bad behavior
    Innovation not routinely sought


  11. "Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical"

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    Current Contractor - GSM in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Contractor - GSM in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was always kept busy.

    Cons

    1 of 5 people are willing to work.

    Advice to Management

    Ability to fire people



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