US Navy Employee Reviews about "pay and benefits"
59% would recommend to a friend
(3861 total reviews)
58% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 30, 2023
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- "It's got great benefits and you get out of it what you put into it" (in 3317 reviews)
- "The pay Is good depending on rank and the majority of it is not taxed which is nice." (in 1210 reviews)
- "Great job security that fulfills the desire to do your part for the country you love while learning a valuable trade." (in 935 reviews)
- "Fulfilling work and you get to meet great people while traveling and earning a paycheck." (in 756 reviews)
- "Great training and you experience cultures in a way you can't understand by going on a vacation." (in 630 reviews)
- "The hours are long and there is a constant demand to do more with less." (in 1866 reviews)
- "Poor leadership that did not let others help in processes that could have been more effective." (in 1008 reviews)
- "No work life balance for you and family" (in 620 reviews)
- "Time away from family can be rough and long hours" (in 598 reviews)
- "Poor management but improving" (in 250 reviews)
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- 4.0Oct 30, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Rewarding work, with clear impact. Pay is good with promotions and raises built in and clear (based on years worked). On the job training and educational opportunities are great.
Work life balance can be awful, weekends, months away from your family, but that is part and parcel with the military. Leadership can either be great or awful, so that is a craps shoot.
- 4.0Apr 24, 2018Anonymous ContractorCurrent Contractor, more than 3 years
The military pays with a salary so you get a guaranteed paycheck on the first and 15th of each month
There is no over time pay so some days you are working longer than you are compensated
- 4.0Mar 28, 2019Nuclear Electronics TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsNorfolk, VA
There are so many opportunities when joining the navy such as tuition assistance where they pay for your school to obtaining certifications for certain skills for free. Not only do they pay for schooling but they have their own schools where they teach you so many valuable skills from having zero knowledge to the point where you put them to use. The pay Is good depending on rank and the majority of it is not taxed which is nice. Health insurance is also very cheap.
Downsides include working long hours, and being away from family for long periods of time.
- 2.0Mar 15, 2012Nuclear Submarine OfficerFormer Employee
Excellent pay and bonuses for Nuke officers (expect >100K by the 3rd year or so) Huge responsibility early on Highly intelligent and motivated work force (all volunteer)
No control of schedule, place you live, promotion rate for first 10 years Even canned exercises and administrative events are treated like war time, and with manning so low personal time off is very rare and can often be revoked after it is approved Promotion is independent of ability, merit, or value
- 3.0Feb 24, 2023Information Professional OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSuffolk, VA
One of the best things I have experienced was the pay and benefits leading into a retirement pension.
One of the biggest issues about being in the Navy is that there is an abundance of individuals who have differing ideas related to policy, instruction and laws. This leads to some very challenging work environments at times.
- 5.0Mar 5, 2014EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsWashington, DC
Several non-taxable pays in addition to base pay; Consistent 'HR' and compensation policies and procedures.
Depends on how adventurous and mobile you are/aren't. You can only advance as fast as the system is designed to allow.
- 4.0Nov 29, 2021Mechanical Engineer, Civilian EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsNewport, RI
Pay & benefits were very good but same level is no longer available to new hires Command valued knowledge and experience of senior graybeard staff with lots of experience
Ver constricting rules about obtaining contract services and materials to perform job effectively and efficiency
- 3.0Jun 7, 2023Reactor OperatorCurrent Employee
The Navy has amazing experiences and amazing people that will likely be your friends for life. All the base pays are taxfree and there are lots of allowances that make the pay way better.
The unfortunate side of my experience is that for every one amazing experience I had, I went through five terrible ones. Also the friends you make are so close because you "trauma bond" with them so heavily. Lastly, as a RO the amount of time and energy spent on quals, training, maintenance, and operation is not worth the pay until you have committed around 6 years.
- 3.0May 14, 2015Fire Controlman Second ClassFormer EmployeeSan Diego, CA
Good pay when you move up in ranks and still get paid if there no work.
Put up with alot of people's mistakes and have people that our young than you trying to boss you around. Also deployment and underway suck, min deployment now our 9 months with a good positibility of extention. My last ship did 11 months out at sea for a deployment after it should have been only 9 month.
- 3.0Mar 7, 2017SoftCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsPoint Mugu NAWC, CA
Amazing and meaningful work. The work they do at NAVAIR is incredibly important. Also as a starting employee the scheduled pay raises are a great way to boost your income and value.
The beuacracy is impossible to work through; it takes months to get the simliest of things done. Also, the leadership is both completely overworked (so they don't have time to care about concerns) and are very old school (they do not care about the employees, just the bottom line)