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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Information Systems Technician"

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    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician

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

    Pros

    Change of scenery every three years is great for the most part. Hard work but you create a great bond with people through out your time here. If you work in the navy then they become your family.

    Cons

    You are not always going to like where you end up or the people you work with. The dynamic of a command could greatly change upon people switching out to what region you're in. Sometimes you have to work through rough times to get to a better place in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your junior personnel. If they aren't at least some what happy to come to work then none of the work gets done. You have to be willing to compromise.


  2. "Accelerate your life us navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Travel
    Pay
    Benefits
    Free college
    30 days leave yearly

    Cons

    Hard work
    Time away from family

  3. "Operation Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    See the World.
    Pretty Good Money.
    School is free.
    Free health care benefits.
    Free 3 meals a day.

    Cons

    Never home.
    Always gone.
    Stressful.
    Don't make enough for the hours you work.
    Overall job enjoyment.

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. "Adventure"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, housing, steady pay check. Payed time off. 30 days payed vacation

    Cons

    Working long hours, hard to advance in some fields.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging


  5. "Photography"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Secure job, good location, good weather

    Cons

    Industrial environment, occasionally strange hours, slow moving, limited technology


  6. "Lots of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Serving the country, travel, meeting new people, and great opportunities for travel.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, red-tape, wasteful spending, lot of time away from family.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote the positive culture that we all take pride in.


  7. "Great Career building company for young entrants."

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    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA
    Former Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in Lemoore Nas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team building, Professionalism, attendance.

    Cons

    Doing jobs that don't pertain to your own.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice.

  8. "Serving Bureacratic Interests"

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    Current Employee - Cryptologic Technician
    Current Employee - Cryptologic Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn interpersonal skills, interact with people from all over the country, learn analytical skills

    Cons

    The military serves the interests of those in and out of government, not so much in the defense of the United States.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your manning situation. Many commands are undermanned at critical positions.


  9. "Civilian NAVAIR Employment"

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    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Aerospace Engineer in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your leadership chain is decent and supportive, this may be the best job you'll ever have/

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, you may struggle with poor leads and coworkers. It's far too easy to coast as a federal employee. That doesn't mean we're all coasters. If you do a good job for a good group of leads, you will be recognized and rewarded. The problem is if you do a horrible job and contribute nothing, you will be able to maintain your job. Some of my coworkers actually make my job harder than it should be.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much to give. Management is familiar with the problems, but they're very hard to solve given restrictions and the vastness of the organization. To they're credit, they've tried again and again. It's tough to make progress in a single direction with the revolving door of flag-level commanders. Sometimes I feel that keeping with a direction, any direction, would be better than the regular changes in leadership guidance.


  10. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, always something new. Investment in people is key, and sense of camaraderie is a winner.
    Deployments take you to new places around the world, ports, sights, etc.
    Contributing to our Nation's safety is a winner.

    Cons

    Deployments, time away from friends/family has a downside.


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