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US Navy Hawaii Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Family benefits with medical and dental are good (in 348 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are outstanding (in 198 reviews)

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  1. "Security Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Trainer in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Security Trainer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits excellent pay

    Cons

    Some time away from family

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting position, great people, fair bennifits

    Cons

    lots of moving, mediocre pay, lots of paperwork and administrative overhead


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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "You know why they pay us nukes this much to reenlist? Because otherwise no one would stay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - E-5 Submarine Mechanic in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - E-5 Submarine Mechanic in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, education, and the ability to secure a job in many different fields upon leaving.

    Cons

    Everything else about it sucks. Long hours, poor morale, no sunlight for weeks on end, and the stress.


  6. "Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Review of US Navy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O5 - Navy - Commander in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - O5 - Navy - Commander in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, relocation opportunities, constantly being challenged, extensive support network, opportunities to lead and manage at all levels.

    Cons

    Subject to "needs of the Navy", many times the command's focus will be "Mission First" and personnel may suffer because of it. But, it's a volunteer force, so know what you're in for before committing yourself. It's a salary job so there are really no restrictions as far as hours go, unless it becomes a safety issue. And, it's very difficult to maintain a good work/life balance if you want to be recognized as being promotable.

    Advice to Management

    No matter if you're an Officer or enlisted, remember where you came from. People are your most valuable asset and you have to manage that while meeting mission.


  8. "Great Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Submarine Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Submarine Electronics Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome advancement opportunities, awesome education benefits, awesome networking opportunities, overall an excellent company to work for and very rewarding at the end of the day

    Cons

    Incredibly long work hours when attached to a sea going command and especially during deployments. The overall living conditions on-board submarines can create a sometimes hostile work environment and create tension amongst crew members.


  9. "Depends on what you are looking for"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of variety as to what you can see and do. The job is constantly changing, so you get to tackle many different challenges. Leadership opportunities come early and often. The job satisfaction and security are both fantastic.

    Cons

    Certain areas can be very bureaucratic and political. After all you are working with the government. The nature of the job can make for a very tough work-life balance. This is with good reason most of the time, but one needs to understand what one signs up for.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate more personal and professional growth into the various jobs. You already have great online training platforms, but the workday doesn't make space to take advantage of them and personal growth is not encouraged very often.


  10. "aircraft mechanical technitian"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviatian Mechanic in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Current Employee - Aviatian Mechanic in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, travel the world, technical training.

    Cons

    the pay and over manned.


  11. "Devil Doc"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - HM3 (FMF) in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Former Employee - HM3 (FMF) in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    easy, life changing, pride, honor, family for life, fraternity

    Cons

    might die, long hours, your life partner might cheat on you while deployed

    Advice to Management

    give us a job when we get out



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