US Navy Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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US Navy Acting Secretary Sean Stackley
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1,828 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, you get to travel(in 1143 reviews)

  • "Job security and on the job training(in 949 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours with being away from family at times(in 2208 reviews)

  • "Time away from family during deployments(in 1797 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years
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      US Navy Life

      Mar 4, 2021 - Logistics Specialist 
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      Pros

      Obtaining leadership skills, travel to other states and countries, military schools, meeting different people from all walks of life, college opportunity while serving active duty and being a reservist.

      Cons

      Depending your rate it is hard for some people to balance work and life.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

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      May 14, 2021 - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Allentown, PA
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      Pros

      Great foundation for my next journey

      Cons

      Not a great career for work / life balance with a family

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Terrible electronic medical record system

      May 7, 2021 - Attending Psychiatrist in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Good salary, enough time to see patients usually

      Cons

      Civilian physician input does not appear to be taken seriously, whereas active duty physician input seems more valued. Decisions about decisions that impact working conditions are made in a reactive rather than deliberative manner-for example, the Dept of Defense decided that it needed a new EHR without doing an end user needs assessment. Many physicians recommended implementation of an EHR that is used by many hospital systems in the US for many years. The DoD choose a less expensive system instead, and did not purchase certain components of the system-this led to none of the patient diagnoses, allergies, or medications being transferred from the old system to the new one-the end users are expected to enter this data themselves. The neonatal ICU was shut down for safety reasons because the medication and fluid orders were not calculated correctly by the EHR. All high risk pregnancies were diverted away from our medical center for several days. Physician complaints about reduced work efficiency and the potential for inaccuracies in the medical record are met with complex and time consuming “work-arounds” that ultimately lead to reduced patient access to psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      US Navy Submarine Information Systems Technician Submarines (ITS)

      Apr 4, 2021 - US Navy Submariner in Kingsland, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      TRICARE - Decent free healthcare Roth TSP - Decent 401k type account. Government will contribute small percentages towards it if you're contributing Blended Retirement - The military no longer offers the "High 3" retirement system to new employees. However, new personnel can take advantage of Blended Retirement offering Pay bonuses to stay in around 15 years of service as well as increased TSP contributions. Again, you have to use TSP, but this can pay off if you're willing to be financially responsible, live within your means, regularly contribute to TSP, and pay attention to how you are investing any financial benefits from the Navy.

      Cons

      Navy is an up and out promotion system. If you cannot continue to promote upwards regularly as an enlisted member, you may find your salary stagnating at the E-5 to E-6 level. This may restrict your earnings potential, your ability to serve for long periods of time, and limit your opportunities for growth (leadership positions, etc.)

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      LOTS of opportunities if you take advantage of them. Hard work, but it pays off!

      Apr 28, 2021 - Hospital Corpsman in Camp Lejeune, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Guaranteed salary and education benefits. Good entry level work for people wanting specialized experience. If you decide to stay in, guaranteed pension at 20 years of service.

      Cons

      Military regulations are strict, violation of regulations can have serious impact on the individual. Evaluations can seriously impact an individual's ability to promote for 2 years.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work life balance as well as benefits

      May 10, 2021 - IT Support Specialist in Silverdale, WA
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      Pros

      -Job allows for lots of on-site training -Work on various systems and software -Work in the public sector feels like you are giving back to the community -Supervisors are open and truly want you to enjoy the job and have a good work/life balance.

      Cons

      -My job is specific to the location and will not allow for telework (that is not too bad as I get to network) -The job takes a long time to get, so be prepared to apply for a while and then get onboarded.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      It provided for my family and taught be great skills, but...

      Apr 19, 2021 - Nuclear Electronics Technician First Class in Goose Creek, SC
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      Pros

      Good skills learned, including maintenance practices, instructor skills, critical electronic diagnosis, and industrial operation.

      Cons

      People who are scared of the unknown with separating, or who don't have the functional skills to survive civilian life, end up staying in, ranking up to a higher position, and ultimately becoming in charge of you, regardless of leadership skills. End result is many people in charge of you who make rules and policies to make themselves look good to their superiors, regardless of the suffering of their subordinates. Example: a potential high wind warning occurred, resulting in the upper chain of command wanting to leave that day. Before they left, they realized that they didn't deal with the rest of us; so they pulled an idea out of the hat to make everyone else stay 4 hours late, and have the oncoming crew not relieve until 4 hours late. No wind happened that day, just suffering. So why did they do it? Because it looked like they did something and didn't ignore the people who actually did work around the command. Covered themselves without regard to others.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Solid Option for Military Enthusiasts or those looking to grow

      Apr 27, 2021 - Graduate Student in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Solid salary and benefits, a plethora of options to travel, develop managing experience at a young age, job security, job type, community support

      Cons

      working hours, deployments and patrols keeping you away from family for weeks or months, administrative red tape, slow moving updates and changes, high turnover. You have some great working environments and some terrible ones and have little choice on when or where you will see either. Both will come and go.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Commanding Officer Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville FL

      May 13, 2021 - Director, Supply Chain Management in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Broad scope of responsibility, people, and sites; multi-state and international logistics

      Cons

      None...love serving in the US Navy and wish I could keep this job forever, only reason leaving is time to make room for next CO.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Overall, probably the best choice I ever made.

      May 11, 2021 - Information Professional 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Travel, Pay (after some time in service) I spent time in a few different communities and I enjoyed Information Warfare as an Information Professional the most.

      Cons

      Work/life balance can be challenging, little choice in who you get to work with, can be easy to get lost in the shuffle or "stuck in traffic"

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