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US Navy Hawaii Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Aircraft Mechanic"

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    • 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


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

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    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.

  3. "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.


  4. "US Navy Employee"

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    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    job security, technical skills, training, schools, advancement, diversity, unique job experience, healthcare benefits.

    Cons

    long hours, deployments, family separation, close quarters, highly stressful.


  5. "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.


  6. "Sailor Radioman"

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    Former Employee - RadioMan in Wahiawä, HI
    Former Employee - RadioMan in Wahiawä, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel, training, commradere, room, board and health insurance. No glass ceilings. Excellent health club and sports teams, GI Bill

    Cons

    You have to live up to someone else standards even with respect to your personal life. You can't really quit if you don't like it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  7. "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.

  8. "Submarine Naval Officer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A career with unlimited growth potential and a constantly challenging environment. You get to work side by side with other highly educated and motivated officers with incredible leadership and teamwork skills.

    Cons

    Deployments away from family are a regular occurrence and long hours are often required to complete the many projects associated with ship maintenance, training, and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Always attempt to balance family with work requirements and support your sailors' needs as best a possible.


  9. "Naval Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickam AFB, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickam AFB, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, travel opportunities, challenging work

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


  10. "One of my Great decisions."

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Current Employee - Information Systems Manager in Wahiawä, HI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great stepping stone for me to figure out what I wanted out of life. It gave me the tools to go out and grab them.

    Cons

    They have 100% control of my life at all times. and i don't feel like i have the room i need to grow with the navy.

    Advice to Management

    all the tools are there for us. just needs someone there that is better at showing everyone these tools


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