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US Navy Washington DC Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus
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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. "Naval Flight Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NFO in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - NFO in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great travel opportunities! Work with smart, selfless and hard working professionals who really make a difference in the mission.

    Cons

    Long amounts of time away from family and friends is the worst part. Little opportunity for continued promotion once you reach a certain rank.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the mission and don't get distracted by social experiments and extra-curriculars that detract from our core missions.


  2. "US NAVY A GREAT CHOICE"

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    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Chance to Serve Your Country
    Great Benefits (medical and retirement)
    Chance to Travel

    Cons

    Long Work hours
    Time Away From Home


  3. "Working for the Navy was great, they provide the tools needed to be successful."

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    Current Employee - Surgical Technologist Corpsman E-4 in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Surgical Technologist Corpsman E-4 in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and the pace of the job. The people are friendly here at Walter Reed Bethesda National Military Medical Center.

    Cons

    At Walter Reed Bethesda there is not enough staff parking, and people are often issued tickets there.


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  5. "20 Year's in so far, still going"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, travel, feel apart of something special, purpose driven, great training, great networking.

    Cons

    Ungodly hours, hard on the family life, must be fully committed

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of training commands in the STEM fields and integrate these A school's into civilian sector training.


  6. "A global force for good"

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    Current Employee - Navy Pilot in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Navy Pilot 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

    Good training opportunities
    Exciting operational experience

    Cons

    It's the military, job changes are not always self-directed

    Advice to Management

    -


  7. "Good way to serve your country"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Navy has a long and proud tradition of protecting our country.

    Cons

    Navy jobs are located primarily in Washington, DC a vet congested and high cost area.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees fairly.


  8. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with many personalities as a team and getting the job done is very fulfilling and keeps me on my toes.

    Cons

    Steady deployments can be difficult for those married or with children.


  9. "Silent Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, job satisfaction, medical/dental benefits, 30 days paid leave/year,

    Cons

    Long periods of time away from home.


  10. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Supply Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Supply Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie, Mission Focus, Pride, Integrity, Values

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Locations, Pay, Family support

    Advice to Management

    Delegate


  11. "Awesome!"

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    Former Employee - Military Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Military Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedication to country. Opportunity to serve.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture is too harsh..


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