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US Navy Norfolk Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Great way to jumpstart your career"

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    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Network Operations Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Community, People, and Mission

    Cons

    The Navy is what you make of it.


  2. "Airframe technician"

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    Former Contractor - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Norfolk, VA
    Former Contractor - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, travel, pay after a couple years, comrodery

    Cons

    Politics , communication at times is non existent

  3. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with some amazing people, incredible equipment, and honorable mission.

    Cons

    Due to social media and a one-strike and you're career can be compromised culture, leadership is getting too adverse to risk.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the workforce again.


  4. "Naval Service"

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    Current Employee - Weapons Officer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Weapons Officer in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience in executive management, the people you meet and the experienced gained from different jobs.

    Cons

    Deployments are getting to be too long away from familes.


  5. "Top military professionals and committed leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job in the world.

    Cons

    Manage work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue Fleet engagement and high velocity learning.


  6. "Glad I did it once"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fast paced training
    -Promotions Happen Fast
    -Lots of Travel
    -Exposure to people of vastly different lie experiences
    -You will make life long friends
    -When the schedule is good it is very good

    Cons

    -No control over schedule
    -Little to no control over geographic placement
    -Very rigid command structure
    -No control of your sleep schedule

    Advice to Management

    -Do away with the up or out mentality, some people are great technicians and terrible leaders.
    -Find a way to let people get a regular sleep schedule


  7. "Review of the US Navy"

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    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - E6 - Navy - Petty Officer, First Class in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The ability to travel the world

    Cons

    Have to deal with military bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the chain of command

  8. "Comms"

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    Current Employee - O4 - Navy - Lieutenant Commander in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - O4 - Navy - Lieutenant Commander in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    It's the Navy, what else can you say!

    Cons

    Senior leadership paying too much attention to GS people and not sailors.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on GS 14/15s who are sucking the life out of the Military.


  9. "Active Duty Officer"

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    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long ago, the motto was "Join the Navy, See the World!" It's true! During my Naval career, I have literally been around the world and experienced a broad spectrum of foreign cultures.

    But that's just the icing on the cake. The Navy does a fantastic job of training its personnel in a wide variety of trade skills, from traditional skilled labor jobs to technologically advanced network infrastructure, sailors today can learn to do just about anything, and most of those skills translate well to the civilian world.

    Pay and benefits are competitive, and job skill credentialing and certification make transition to civilian life relatively simple. VA education benefits are also top-notch, and cover academic or job skill training at any certified and accredited institution.

    Cons

    As with any career worth pursuing, there are drawbacks to Naval service. First and foremost are those to family life. Geographic stability is never guaranteed, and sailors can expect to move about every three years, often from coast to coast. It is possible to stay at the same duty station for back-to-back tours, but never promised. Another issue is the amount of time spent away from home. Deployments are typically for at least six months, and the preparation phase prior to deployment also involves multiple periods underway, often for a month or more. Even on shore duty, sailors can expect to be temporarily assigned to travel and perform duties elsewhere, sometimes overseas, to assist short-handed units.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to put the mission first, but consider sailor morale. A crew with a positive outlook tends to be strong, prepared, and mission-capable. Be cautious of accepting assignments and volunteering for missions that will deny sailors expected liberty. They will go, and they will accomplish their assignments, but morale will suffer, and they will remember.


  10. "Marketing Student, Navy Veteran, Health Care Adviser, Music Producer"

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    Former Intern - Operations Specialist in Norfolk, VA
    Former Intern - Operations Specialist in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at US Navy as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Be able to travel, free school, priceless friendships and experiences.

    Cons

    Harsh living arrangements and conditions.


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