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US Navy Hawaii Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "navy is awesome"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    everything is so awesome i wouldn't change anything

    Cons

    nothing everything is awesome.. i love this job

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Go Navy!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mass Communications Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Mass Communications Specialist in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You just can't beat the benefits you receive as a member of the armed services. Not a civilian employer in the country can even hold a candle to them. Entry level or upper management, the benefits package is pretty much the same

    Cons

    Long hours, away from family for long periods of time, and you have to maintain physical readiness

    Advice to Management

    Stop voting in reality television stars, or former cowboy movie stars.

  3. "Best work experience out of high school"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They will train you to become a skilled technician. You can do so much to add to your resume while in the Navy.

    Cons

    Long work hours. 6 month deployments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on mission


  4. "Cryptologic Technician - Interpretive (CTI)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Learn foreign language to near fluency.
    - "Break" away from traditional Navy careers/opportunities.
    - Appreciable work/life balance and familiar routine.
    - Stellar benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    - Advance too high and career may turn away from technical operations toward administrative/managerial type work.
    - Leadership can be nosy, but that's anywhere.
    - "Break" away from traditional Navy careers/opportunities means you don't get the traditional Navy experience.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Sailors in the CTI rating more room to negotiate orders. Most who wanted to go out to sea didn't get the opportunity, and those who didn't want to ended up [out at sea].


  5. "US Submarine Force"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The feeling of making a difference and being a part of something larger than yourself.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, and poor treatment of employees


  6. "Good to go"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benifits, good pay, great facilities. Lots to do and learn. Always something new going on.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. Long hours and fast paced.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  7. "Great Benefits and Job Improvment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Operations Center Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Network Operations Center Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about the Navy are the benefits and how much you can keep on moving up as long as you're a hard charger.

    Cons

    If you sign a contract for four years, it is hard to get out till your four year mark. That is why you have to stay as optimistic as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone has their own path and rate in the Navy, it is really what you make it.

  8. "A great stepping stone and experiences you won't likely regret."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    deployment, experience, active duty benefits, veteran benefits, networking, development of "soft" skills

    Cons

    deployment, bad management will not be replaced until rotation date, INSURV.

    Advice to Management

    Competence and work ethic matter much more than rank.


  9. "Aircraft Mechanic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in M C B H K BAY, HI
    Current Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in M C B H K BAY, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits (job security for at least four years, medical, dental, educational benefits), diverse training, comradery, opportunity for advancement, skill set and personal growth, work uniforms are provided, lots of programs to help you do literally whatever you need/want to do, physical training, deep rooted culture and values, feels great to be a part of something this important

    Cons

    unpredictable work hours/locations, can't really plan for anything, pay rate advancement unpredictable depending on date of enlistment, manning, evaluations, and ability to test, medical care is cheap but not advanced, hazardous working environments, no work/life balance, communication is usually faltered,

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "The Plight of Tradition in a Modern Market"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Submariner in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Submariner in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    See the world; experience true diversity (if you allow yourself to); become adaptable; learn to lead; develop future leaders as a mentor.

    The job satisfaction is outstanding when you commit yourself to the mission. The world is a strange place, and our position in it as the, without a doubt, most powerful military, can be invigorating. You will have food, shelter, and may only be bored on your own accord. There is always something to be done. Post service benefits are generous. A person can enlist, serve a single contact (4 to 5 years) and have 36 months of college AND a housing allowance awarded to them. That's a hell of a deal given the cost of higher education.

    Cons

    The cost of participation, as anyone could imagine, in the armed forces can wreak havoc on an individual physically and mentally. The recognition of the mental detriment is only recently coming to light in a productive manner.
    Most personal endeavors to correct these issues are met with adversity. If you are not participating in the command mission, you are a liability. If you seek help for problems, its typically viewed as a weakness within the culture... regardless of what is stated in an open forum. Unfortunately, it can get to be like that with most policies. Depending on your command, behind closed doors can be a much different, and detrimental story.


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