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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Family benefits with medical and dental are good (in 348 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are outstanding (in 198 reviews)

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  1. "There are better options out there, use them as a stepping stone."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician, E-5 in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician, E-5 in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The lower enlisted are great to work with and there is always something to learn or keep you busy.

    Cons

    E6 and up here at TACAMO have an inferiority complex. The military is the only place where you can be placed in charge with no leadership abilities.


  2. "Navy"

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    Current Contractor - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer
    Current Contractor - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    guaranteed job and benefits included

    Cons

    no overtime pay or adequate compensation

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to sailors and treat them like your most valuable equipment, not disposable rags.


  3. "Good If You're Single"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    Learn new skill sets, possibly see new places

    Cons

    Constant stressful environment, heavily politically correct, not family friendly

    Advice to Management

    Train leaders to be able to handle mil-to-mil spousal situations


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  5. "If given the choise, avaiod enlisted engineering rates, especially Machinist's Mate."

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    Former Contractor - Machinist Mate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Contractor - Machinist Mate in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay (housing allowance) and benefits IF you are married, or in home port long term, or are on shore duty.

    Cons

    Everything about engineering life is a con.. much longer hours, no free time, little sleep, overloaded on work and watches.. and at the end of the day, rates that get to sleep all day get paid just as much as you do. These observations are solely based off of life on two destroyers as a Machinist's Mate.

    Advice to Management

    Management is only focused on results instead of evenly applying the work load. They often recognize the flaws in the system, but allow it to continue just because that's what they had to deal with many years ago. This just leads to a toxic environment and a lot of disgruntled sailors.


  6. "Life in the US NAVY"

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    Former Employee - Undes Seamen to CS3
    Former Employee - Undes Seamen to CS3
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent pay
    good benefits "health, dental, retirement plan, and other stuff most jobs wouldn't give you"
    job security
    travel "somewhat"
    fair chance to get promoted
    10 to 15 days paid vacation " they say 30 days paid but nobody gets approved it's more of a scam"

    Cons

    getting awards and applying yourself doesn't protect from management as much as it should
    working 15 to 20 something hours per day takes a toll on your mind and body
    management controls your life
    everything from sleeping to eating you must ask permission or suffer the consequences
    too many shi$t bag co workers
    excessive screaming and yelling and discipline
    constantly away from family and friends

    Advice to Management

    Give your workers break, in the civilian world you get 15 min breaks after a certain amount of time, and a lunch break by law. Is that too much to ask? I might be a work horse but I am not a robot.


  7. "Fight for your Freedon"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in Bremerton, WA

    I worked at US Navy (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The healthcare of the military is great

    Cons

    The long hours because of upper chain of command family life, will affect your own personal life

    Advice to Management

    learn how to separate the military and your own personal life


  8. "This won't matter one way or another"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare, steady pay, possibly see the world

    Cons

    No work life balance, terrible pay, long hours


  9. "Do it for the Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Cryptologic Technician in Sugar Grove, WV
    Former Employee - Cryptologic Technician in Sugar Grove, WV

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

    Pros

    The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is fantastic.

    Cons

    Everything else besides the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.


  10. "Student Pilot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to wear a flight suit to work, so thats neat

    Cons

    Very Stressful and bad hours

    Advice to Management

    Treat your student pilots like humans


  11. "Interior communications electrician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Job security and pay with housing is great.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance, constant judgment, lacks flexibility and not family friendly

    Advice to Management

    Stop belittling new or low ranking sailors and stop playing favorites. You are losing talented workers because they want to be treated in a way that praises their skills.



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