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US Navy San Diego Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "Navy Seal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SEAL in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - SEAL in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing oppurtunities to do fun and cool stuff while serving your country. You will be part of a great group of individuals that work as a team. The culture is amazing. Travel a lot and discover all corners of the world; both the best and the worst. Compensation is decent and stable. Great benefits.

    Cons

    You can be gone a lot from your family. Hard to move up in rank and pay. Tons of bureaucracy. Inherent risk to you, your friends, and maybe even your family.


  2. "Provides a great foundation for future careers"

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Assistant Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Assistant Supervisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and training provide you with a unique background for future jobs outside of the military. I learned a lot! Thankful for the training I received.

    Cons

    Time away from family is not fun, but you learn a lot about your job and yourself when all you have to do for 6+ months is your job.


  3. "Active Duty"

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

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

    Pros

    Always have a paycheck and educational benefits

    Cons

    Have to follow silly rules.


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  5. "Great job and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Flight Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Flight Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security and travel the world. Room for promotion. Free school. Free medical and dental. Free uniforms. World wide assignments.

    Cons

    Life restrictions, vacation is subject to operational tempo. Working hours and conditions are not always ideal. Off duty time is subject to scrutiny of employer.


  6. "Avionics Technician"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Electronics Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Comradery, team mentality, job security, medical benefits, base privileges.

    Cons

    Its no longer the job I want to do, I'm done waiting to accomplish small tasks due to annoying "red tape", and having to abide by rules that I no longer want feel I need to follow.


  7. "Great work experience with competitive benefits."

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    Former Employee - Division Chief in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Division Chief in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    You get to travel to new places all the time.

    Cons

    You are always away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the same. You are a great orginization


  8. "A Global Force For Good"

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    Current Employee - Aviation Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Education & Training, Health Insurance Plan, Travel, Financial Benefits Package

    Cons

    Can only work 20 to 30 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight!


  9. "YN3/Executive Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - YN3 - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - YN3 - Executive Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Professional and Educational opportunities, travel, structure and discipline, diversity, job security

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance, extreme sacrifice, not flexible,


  10. "full speed ahead"

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Join the Navy. See the world

    Cons

    See the world. Leave your family

    Advice to Management

    Improve the work - life balance


  11. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Interior Communications Electrician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interior Communications Electrician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides good benefits such as health care, dental, and life insurance.
    You get lots of opportunities to go to places and do things that not many people get to do such as going to countries outside of the U.S. while you are overseas.
    Dental is very friendly and they will take care of your oral cares!

    Cons

    Your "Chain of Command" or bosses that work above you are sometimes not the best. You'll be working with people you don't like and have to work with on a daily basis. It is hard to balance between life at home and life at work due to time being overseas.
    Medical onboard ships are hard to rely on when it comes to issues you find yourself having. They won't always help you with what you need unless it's an on-going issue and you pest them enough to help you.

    Advice to Management

    There are always people within the command that you can talk to if you are having issues such as the Chaplin, the equal opportunity officer/manager, and your chain of command.
    There are many programs also that assist you to whatever sort of issue you are having such as Fleet and Family services.



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