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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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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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- 3.0May 23, 2022Nuclear OperatorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsNorfolk, VA
You receive valuable training and job skills that translate well on in the civilian world.
Typically worked 80-120 hours per week for about 10 years
- 5.0Dec 19, 2016Naval OfficerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsChantilly, VA
Great opportunities for leadership experience, education benefits are outstanding and medical is included in the package. Frequent moves can provide a great opportunity to see different perspectives and regions of the US / world.
Deployments can be for up to a year. Frequent moves can be demanding on your family. There are times where you will be asked to do things that you don't have an option to just say no...
- 4.0Dec 12, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsGroton, CT
- You'll work with some of the most capable and patriotic people in the world. - If you like challenges, there are few as difficult and rewarding as becoming a nuclear submarine officer. - If you're on a fast attack submarine, you'll most likely get to go on a deployment and see the world from a unique perspective.
- While it's not everywhere, many submarines have quite a negative attitude and it can be an unpleasant environment. - There's a good chance that for 3 years you'll spend 75% or more of the nights in a bed other than your own and rarely have a weekend off. If you're single, there's a good chance that you'll thrive, but if you're married, especially with children, it can be difficult.
- 5.0Jun 15, 2017Damage Control SupervisorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsYokosuka, Kanagawa
Excellent team builder programs and training to meet todays challenge in Cooperate world and life challenges.
deployment and family time is miss when deployed more ten months. Draw backs from that can wear and tear on families.
- 5.0Apr 1, 2023Senior LeaderFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsWashington, DC
Abundant opportunities to travel and see the world while making friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime.
Someday you will have to hangup the uniform...make the best of your time in service!
- 3.0Mar 10, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
You get to meet a lot of good people and travel the world (counting on the rating). You'll get a lot of good experience and benefits.
There can be some very rough moments during deployments, and the upper chain won't always work with you. Missing family funerals (grandfathers) or weddings(sisters) can be extremely disheartening.
- 2.0Apr 28, 2014Machinist MateCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Diego, CA
You get to travel the world on the Government's Dime; see interesting places and meet interesting people. The work experience if you get the right job is invaluable in the civilian world and not to mention the educational benefits you receive once you complete your contract.
It is basically like being in prison for months at a time. Trapped in a place you may not like with people you probably won't be able to stand.
- 4.0Aug 30, 2015Surface Warfare OfficerCurrent EmployeeNorfolk, VA
Amazing growth opportunities along with the ability to see the world and make a difference every day
Long periods of time away from home
- 3.0Nov 21, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Ability to travel the world and meet new people and learn about different cultures was great. You also gain a lot of knowledge that can be used in many aspects of life.
Not as family oriented as they say, especially when it comes to single parents. Sometimes you are not so lucky when and get "stuck" stationed in one location for a very long time and that can be very stressful when you are trying to relocate and they won't let you.