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US Navy Washington DC Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "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..


  2. "Fast-paced"

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Leadership aims to find out "who to blame" when things don't go well.

    Advice to Management

    Actively put people first vice proclaiming it in captivating speeches.

  3. "Leader"

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    Current Employee - Leader in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Leader in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security, potential for growth, travel

    Cons

    Best leader on a scale gets paid the same as the worst

    Advice to Management

    Fix it


  4. "See the world"

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

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

    Pros

    Travel, Educational benefits, good upward mobility

    Cons

    Long hours at times and deployments away from family


  5. "Really do your research before joining... fate is sealed once in"

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    Current Employee - Supply Corps/Contracts in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Supply Corps/Contracts in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay/benefits and tax breaks are good

    Cons

    Difficulty controlling opportunity, deployment schedules are ridiculous in this day and age for operational status. Recruiters and commands will lie to you about planning because:

    A. they don't know
    B. they don't want to tell you
    C. they can

    Very difficult to fully appreciate education benefits and the GI bill because the programs try to pay below what is often required for courses, causes students to have to pay out of pocket. Often enrollment periods for classes are missed due to difficulty working with the government education benefits (either GI bill or Tuition Assistance [TA]).

    Management is usually very disorganized and people are downright nasty in many cases. There are great transition programs if leaving the service, but it is quite hard to get something that matches your pay in the government as the federal pay system often only views taxable income. That is significantly less on paper than what a service-member takes home

    Advice to Management

    Base work on ability, not time in. This allows terrible work ethics, and 'old boy' networks to flourish, pushing out strong intellectual talent... leaving the navy with margin seekers.


  6. "Action Officer"

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    Current Employee - Action Offi in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Action Offi in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirement plan including Thrift Savings Plan
    Family benefits
    Stability
    Great training

    Cons

    Frequent relocations
    Don't always control your own schedule
    Frequent travel


  7. "Prpgram Mananger/Lead Fire Fighter"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Patuxent River, MD
    Current Employee - Program 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

    Great pay and time off

    Cons

    Going overseas and you can travel a lot at times

    Advice to Management

    I will traveling if I need to but I prefer not to.

  8. "Radiation Health Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay , Great Benefits,

    Cons

    Flawed Advancement systems stressful at times


  9. "US Navy"

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Nuclear Submarine Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team building environment and the people you work with will become friends for life.

    Cons

    The navy demands a lot of your personal time. Building a family while working in the navy can be very challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working to relate to the new generation of service members.


  10. "Line Officer"

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    Current Employee - Line Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Line Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and very supportive environment to achieve work-life balance. Extremely rewarding work assisting Sailors and Marines (and their families).

    Cons

    Can become repetitive and you should only be assigned to the CORB for 18-24 months max.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the senior officers assigned to the CORB. Provide higher end of tour/retirement awards appropriate for the rank of your personnel.


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