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Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Sailor"

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

    Pros

    Challenging, leadership opportunities, travel, training. All in all a great place to start a career, serve you country and be a better person .

    Cons

    It's the military so it can be quite arduous at times.


  2. "Travel while learning to lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, travel, education, friendships and camraderie

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult bosses, life and death decisions

  3. "Great place to work, good benifits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Job stability when the government is not shutting down

    Cons

    Slow to change, not an agile enviorment.


  4. "Typically..."

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    Former Employee - Aviation Electrician in Nas Whidbey, WA
    Former Employee - Aviation Electrician in Nas Whidbey, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Will work with some great people and may even have some great managers, but...

    Cons

    "Big Navy" is not fun to be under the thumb of. The job is usually not bad and the people are awesome. But chain of command can often be a giant pain.

    Advice to Management

    Share more knowledge with your people.


  5. "Tough and Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Chief Aviation Machinists Mate in Lemoore, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Aviation Machinists Mate in Lemoore, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, lifelong friendships, medical and dental benefits, other benefits.

    Cons

    Family seperation, long hours, having multiple jobs, duty.

    Advice to Management

    Dont go full corporate.


  6. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Enlisted in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Enlisted in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible and ability to work your own hours.

    Cons

    deployments away from family and multiple days with 12+ hour work days.


  7. "balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    family balance, good pay, time off

    Cons

    hard to change, long project time

  8. "Good luck"

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    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Kaneohe, HI
    Current Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Kaneohe, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great chance to see world

    Cons

    Away from family for long time

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  9. "Tough but motivating job"

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    Former Employee - Ensign in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Ensign in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get to learn how to manage your time effectively while being challenged constantly

    Cons

    Work-life balance can get a little tricky.


  10. "U.S. Naval enlisted Intelligence"

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    Former Employee - Intelligence Specialist
    Former Employee - Intelligence Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of duty locations. Sea/Shore rotation is fair.

    Cons

    Long term career viability is dependent upon chance of initial duty location. Junior enlisted Intelligence personnel are often assigned to units that, due to the nature of their primary mission, fail to fully develop or nurture their professional development. This is routinely seen in expeditionary and aviation units, with the occasional oddball shore site with no real need for an Intelligence presence. In lieu of proper utilization and guidance, the unit leadership, and through a culture of perpetuated ignorance, assign the Intelligence personnel to duties that paint the Navy and Intelligence in a negative light.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to Intelligence community managers and senior enlisted to get honest feedback on how to properly utilize their Intelligence personnel.