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Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Stable pay, competitive promotions, lots of travel, and decent leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Kings Bay, GA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Kings Bay, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work with good job satisfaction. Potential for world travel with vacation time in location. High turnover in all employees brings new ideas and strategies.

    Cons

    Huge company where one could get lost in the numbers. High turnover rate leads to fluctuating efficiency. Some experience harsh working conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Resist social morning and allow for actual homesteading.


  2. "Ships Serviceman"

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    Current Employee - Ships Serviceman in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Ships Serviceman in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits including 30 days paid vacation time yearly, low cost medical and dental insurance, and free life insurance up to $400,000 of coverage. Exceptional opportunity to travel. Hard to find work experience. 20 year set retirement not limited by age.

    Cons

    Invasive regulations on appearance and behavior. Test based advancement that results in sub-par to downright horrible members becoming work place supervisors over excellent leaders that lack "book smarts" or simply do not achieve higher scores. Severe penalties for simple and unimportant mistakes such as 45 days of confinement and half months pay for 2 months for missing morning roll call due to traffic multiple times.(excuses even if backed up by the news and video are ignored) Simply being in the area of someone who starts a fight can also result in 2 months of half pay and confinement. Restrictions on area of travel. Toxic working environments due to inability to fire low performing members or outright hostile members. Long work hours often surpassing 72 - 84+ working hours weekly depending on the department. Some departments report 96 - 104 hours regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been told multiple times about these issues but is unable to change this due to inability to enforce the necessary actions.

  3. "Surgical Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to earn a stabile living and network with a ton of people.

    Cons

    No cons at all for the navy

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to each other.


  4. "Great to start to get in the work force"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, travel, networking, communication, leadership,

    Cons

    Time consuming at times cold environment

    Advice to Management

    No advice. You learn as you go


  5. "US Navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great benefits, get to travel and see the world

    Cons

    Long days, frequent moves, hazardous

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you


  6. "20 years strong!"

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    Current Employee - Signals Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Signals Analyst in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to succeed are practically endless and the benefits of being an active duty service member are just amazing to say the least. It's all about what you put into it. There's a give and take theme that exists in the military, so if you've got to prove yourself to get what you want.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't increase with higher job skills or higher clearance access. However, when it's time to transition to civilian life, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. That's your bright future that awaits.

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  7. "Finally retired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crane, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crane, IN

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

    Pros

    Steady work and good pay for the area

    Cons

    Resistance to change when its obvious

  8. "US Navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Very Challenging and rewarding opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult schedule that constantly changes


  9. "Administrative Officer"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent leadership and mentorship opportunities
    -Very supportive environment
    -Engaged and active leaders
    -Plentiful opportunities for growth
    -Challenging
    -Amazing locations

    Cons

    -Time away from family
    -Long hours when deployed and during work-ups for deployment


  10. "Great Oppurtunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Get to travel and experience the world and all it has to offer.

    Cons

    Sometimes the people are hard to get along with. Sometimes your best friend dies on deployment.

    Advice to Management

    Try and remember how you were as an airman or seaman before giving us grief.


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