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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Great first job"

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

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

    Pros

    Travel
    Work with people from all walks of life
    Sharpen multi tasking and time management skills
    Learn to prioritize
    Great benefits

    Cons

    If stationed on a boat, hard to balance work and family due to the long hours of work
    Set deployments may be extended
    Duty days ( 24 hour day)


  2. "Nuke JO"

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

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

    Pros

    Service to country, good pay, educational opportunities

    Cons

    Moving frequently, deployment, not much can be done if you work for a tyrant

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people and let them do their jobs

  3. "The Navy is what you make it. Your personality will dictate everything."

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    Former Employee - Photojournalist in Bremerton, WA
    Former Employee - Photojournalist in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities for education
    Great benefits
    G.I. bill
    Chances to see parts of the world you typically wouldn't have, even if you stay in the U.S.

    Cons

    Lots of poor leadership
    You don't always have choices of where you are located
    Long hours


  4. "Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nuclear Electricians Mate Navy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Challenging Work, Rewarding personnel interactions

    Cons

    Long Day, Rotating Shift Work,


  5. "Always changes"

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    Former Employee - Navy Career Counselor in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Navy Career Counselor in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, health care, bonuses, OJT, and so much more someone can do. Stable income and advances to move forward. Retire after 20 years and have tuition assistance for school.

    Cons

    Time away from loved ones, friends, long days ,long deployments.can be daunting and exhausted. Can't choose your own orders sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train and let them utilize the benefits with different rates.


  6. "Sonar Technician Second Class"

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    Current Employee - Sonar Technician Submarines in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Current Employee - Sonar Technician Submarines in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry job fresh out of high-school. It is the military. Good benefits.

    Cons

    No work life balance whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, and do not think you have to mistreat your subordinates just because that is what you see in movies.


  7. "Challenging yet rewarding."

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    Current Employee - E-6 Petty Officer First Class in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - E-6 Petty Officer First Class in Gulfport, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    GI Bill, Tuition Assistance, Healthcare, housing allowance, additional pay incentives.

    Cons

    Deployments overseas, Physical fitness, in some rates it is difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key to success.

  8. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Spring Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic in Spring Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and good pay and travel free great friends to meet and learn different things that can help you in life

    Cons

    Long hours away from family underpaid food sometimes suck need better equipment better uniforms better advancement ratings not so easy to get kicked out

    Advice to Management

    Doing good


  9. "A good stepping stone for life"

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    Former Contractor - Hospital Corpsman in Groton, CT
    Former Contractor - Hospital Corpsman in Groton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great learning experience
    -Meet new people
    -Amazing Medical benefits

    Cons

    -Time away from family is a real possibility
    -Some people in your chain of command can be difficult to work with
    -Some rates (jobs) can be overmanned and advancement is competitive


  10. "Logistics Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Assistance, Medical, Dental, 30 days of paid leave per year

    Cons

    Long, uncompensated hours. May spend long periods of time away from family.


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