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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hospital Corpsman in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, comraderie, patriotism, advancement opportunities,and traveling.

    Cons

    The people you work with, long deployments, family comes second, you have no say in what you do your opinions are meaningless, they make you depend on others for everything especially things that shouldnt have to rely on dependence on others like going to the galley

    Advice to Management

    Respect everyone up and down the chain you are not better than everyone also dont live by the do as i say not as i do motto


  2. "Aviation Structure Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Aviation Structural Mechanic in Oak Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Camaraderie amongst sailors is unique

    Cons

    There is No over time pay

  3. "Avionics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Avionics Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    travel, contract, health coverage, retirement plans

    Cons

    away for long periods of time, extremely long working hours, get called in on weekends, stressful, terrible leadership, etc


  4. "6 years of active duty"

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    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    College funds available during and after separation
    World Travel
    Health and Dental Coverage

    Cons

    Mismanagement/ Disorganization
    Untrustworthy chain of command
    Too many self entitled people
    Bad military attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Treat your subordinates as ends, instead of means to an end for your selfish gratifications.


  5. "Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician/Training Specialist"

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    Current Employee - EOD Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - EOD Technician in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many unique opportunities if willing to work for them.

    Cons

    Difficult with family at times dependent on job due to travel/deployment requirements


  6. "Career Recruiter"

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    Current Employee - Division LPO in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Division LPO in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work balance, great pay and benefits. Can be a lot of fun at a times.

    Cons

    Sometimes political, a lot of whinny people with low work ethic, some supervisor have not clue how to manage people. A lot of knee jerk reaction.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your stars, when the ask or need something do everything you can to make it happen.


  7. "Logistics Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job, was able to work with some great people in a great environment. Travel the world.

    Cons

    Deployments can be long at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great Work!

  8. "Naval Aviator"

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    Current Employee - Naval Av in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Naval Av in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership opportunities, they pay to teach you to fly, get to operate multi-million dollar aircraft.

    Cons

    Deployment operational tempo, long working hours, frequent work weekends (even when not deployed), woefully inefficient at times.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at talent retention. Financial bonuses will only get you so far. Promoting from a group and making your promotion numbers doesn't mean you're retaining the right/best people. Don't keep promoting Commanding Officers who create a negative work culture


  9. "Think carefully"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Nuclear Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some amount of overseas options for jobs, the people you work with make all the difference.

    Cons

    Large amounts of time away from family, stressful work environment, and most people aren't happy which causes a cycle of toxic atmosphere.


  10. "Sonar Officer"

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    Current Employee - Sonar Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sonar Officer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent personnel, benefits, real-world skill application.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance and time away from home + family.


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