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Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Family benefits with medical and dental are good (in 356 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits are outstanding (in 200 reviews)

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  1. "Sonar Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sonar Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Sonar Technician in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    The people were amazing as well as learning a lot of technican skills and working with large teams in order to occomplish the mission goal.

    Cons

    The working hours, no sleep, having to learn too many skills at once which brought stress to the job very often and even showed on some people. Just not good for personal healthx

    Advice to Management

    Have as much time off as you can and don't give new workload after lunch. Plan proper and keep your team happy.


  2. "CTT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CTTCryptologic Technician Technical in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - CTTCryptologic Technician Technical in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities! Great benefits! Very interesting work!

    Cons

    Difficult lifestyle. Very demanding schedule. My command was short on skilled personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a servant leadership mentality. Learn your employees jobs and treat them well. Do not use your employees to advance your own career.


  3. "I hate the job but love my co-workers. Other people love it. It just depends on what you want from a job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Laboratory Technician in Kings Bay, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Laboratory Technician in Kings Bay, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits.
    Bonuses depending on your job.
    More vacation time earned per year than most places.
    Job security.
    Job training.
    Meet some good people/co-workers.

    Cons

    Terrible work life balance.
    Meet some awful people/co-workers.
    Almost no control on anything. You work where they say, for who they say, for as long as they say.
    Working conditions are pretty crumby. (And living conditions since you live where you work in many instances.)


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  5. "Electronics Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Benefits(Health care/College)
    -Better Pay as you move up

    Cons

    -possibly Long Hours
    -not always a tollerable enviornment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the Sailors


  6. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman (FMF) in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman (FMF) in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of autonomy to make decisions. You will make friends for life!

    Cons

    Expect to work weekends and holidays, especially if you are deployed.


  7. "My Life's Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NRRO LDO in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - NRRO LDO in Bremerton, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great retirement package, challenging work, feeling of pride that you served your country (most people cant say the same)

    Cons

    I moved 12 times in 20 years. Away from family for long (6+ months) periods. The first ten years sucked for many reasons.


  8. "Submarine Naval Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Former Employee - Senior Submarine Officer in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A career with unlimited growth potential and a constantly challenging environment. You get to work side by side with other highly educated and motivated officers with incredible leadership and teamwork skills.

    Cons

    Deployments away from family are a regular occurrence and long hours are often required to complete the many projects associated with ship maintenance, training, and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Always attempt to balance family with work requirements and support your sailors' needs as best a possible.


  9. "Naval Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickam AFB, HI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hickam AFB, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, travel opportunities, challenging work

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home


  10. "Chief Petty Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Electricians Mate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chief Electricians Mate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed Paycheck, excellent retirement package

    Cons

    Lots of time away from family


  11. "Best job in the world."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operational Test Director in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Operational Test Director in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel and meeting new people. Ability to make decisions and develop best course of action to complete the mission. Being part of a professional and dedicated team.

    Cons

    Can be hectic on family life. Sometimes you get management when you need leadership. Promotions aren't necessarily based on ability but on timing.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you.


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