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US Navy Washington DC Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Everything is great."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits package are standard to what is offered for all government employees. Annual and sick leave as well as a pension.

    Cons

    Cons include the typical government bureaucracy. Another con is that government salaries are usually lower than counterparts in private industry.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Go Navy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional personal and professional development

    Cons

    Deployments can sometimes fall over family events

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to the troops


  3. "Chief Petty Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machinist Mate (Nuclear) First Class Petty Officer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Machinist Mate (Nuclear) First Class Petty Officer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are amazing and it still has a pension.

    Cons

    Terrible work hours, deployments, Stressful.


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  5. "Overall good, needs improvement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Naval Officer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Travel, lots of career opportunity if you what them, sense of being part bigger than yourself, teamwork.

    Cons

    Some poor leader, having moving locations/ job every couple years, long hours while attached to a sea going command, being treated like children by senior management while visiting ports.

    Advice to Management

    360 leadership reviews at all levels


  6. "Great tour"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, important product, support to the fleet, patriotic individuals, opportunity for travel and moves

    Cons

    Federal government is hard to properly motivate, DC has lots of traffic, very political, lots of waste and competing priorities

    Advice to Management

    None, I don't think they would listen at highest levels, very politically driven, poor planning of long term objectives


  7. "Command Master Chief"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Command Master Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Command Master Chief in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, travel, training, etc.

    Cons

    ZERO work life balance. You will have zero enduring relationships that are not superficial and out of necessity.

    Advice to Management

    Ray needs to go back to Mississippi and just go fishing alone forever.


  8. "US Navy JAG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lieutenant, JAGC, USN in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Lieutenant, JAGC, USN in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and important work. Great people. Can have a solid work life balance, depending on your position. Surprisingly solid pay. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Constant flux in terms of location and the people you work with. Bureaucratic. Can be very overworked depending on your position.


  9. "Active Duty/Civilian"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Active Duty: Travel, Free training, education, great benefits (if retired)
    Civilian: Great benefits, active duty time counts towards civilian employment, job diversity, and ability to hold jobs of increasing responsibility

    Cons

    Active Duty: If married, extensive time away from family
    Civilian: Not many, other than numerous rules and regulations you would not have in a different industry.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Navy, It's a Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mass Communications Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Mass Communications Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Sometimes the people are great. Good chance to see parts of the world you never thought you'd see. Everything you need is provided for you and your family while you are in, just need to know where to look and who to ask. Some amazing once in a lifetime opportunities.

    Cons

    Sometimes people suck. Every command is different. Some commands people go to great lengths to help you out which can be annoying when it's something you already have a handle on, but other commands people won't do anything to help you and you have to figure out everything by yourself. There are so many policies the things you don't know and the things you don't know that you don't know vastly outnumber the things you do know. Do your research, all directives are out there on the internet and accessible but it's hard to navigate through the vast sea of words. Find someone to actually help you if you can.


  11. "Contract Specialist"

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, steady pay increases, federal holidays

    Cons

    bureaucracy, senior leaders not always trustworthy

    Advice to Management

    stop penalizing the good employees by giving them more work to make up for the bad employees


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