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Updated 19 February 2019
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Sailor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, leadership opportunities, travel, training. All in all a great place to start a career, serve you country and be a better person .

    Cons

    It's the military so it can be quite arduous at times.


  2. "it is another life"

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    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - E7 - Navy - Chief Petty Officer in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    see the world, learn a trade,

    Cons

    horrible hours, long deployments, TRE, ORSE, and other readiness training

  3. "Navy LT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Job changes every two to three years! Instant opportunity to lead and be led.

    Cons

    Deployments are tough on the family.


  4. "It's what you make of it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Travel, benefits, good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Tough on family and relationships


  5. "The easiest and hardest job at the same time"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician

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

    Pros

    Benefits, 30 days off a year, sick days don't count against you, you're guaranteed food and shelter.

    Cons

    Fluctuating schedule, last minute tasking, multiple high priority events happening at the same time.


  6. "Good for building a strong person"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Orlando, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel, up-word mobility, Pay, the best friends ever

    Cons

    At low ranks-Pay and sh*t work. once you get a bit senior life it better

    Advice to Management

    stop the micro-management


  7. "Navy Chief Navy Pride"

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    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Norfolk, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pride, leadership, service, benefits, travel

    Cons

    Being away from family often

  8. "Fantastic opportunity to see the world. Learn leadership first-hand."

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    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel benefits. Professional camaraderie and respect. World-class medical care. You will never wonder if you are making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    There are some long days; work-life balance is challenging, particularly during deployments.


  9. "The job that is the tale of two cities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at US Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dealing with the international military folks was the best part of my life. I could have taking a 60% pay cut and still came to smile everyday.

    Cons

    Dealing with the Egos of the Navy civilians was the worst part of my life. The central focus was on ego rather than the mission. I could have received double pay and still would have quit.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the international offers as allies rather than customers.


  10. "See the world"

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    Former Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant
    Former Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good healthcare and family benefits, if you have a family

    Cons

    Under paid compared to private sector

    Advice to Management

    Pay should closer reflect private sector for technical positions. An O-3 with an engineering degree should be paid substantially more than an O-3 with a music degree, yet we're not. Thus the loss of technical positions to the private sector.