Military Sealift Command Employee Reviews in United States

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Able Seaman (Former Employee) –  Norfolk VAJune 29, 2016
A lot of time away from home and family for little pay but you will advance if you stay in long enough and have patience you will always have work
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Hard but rewarding work, worldwide travel
Able Seaman (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAMay 6, 2016
Long days, work is hard but rewarding. Travel the world, see exotic ports. Work with some of the finest maritime employment.
Pros
Worldwide travel, rewarding work
Cons
hard, long days. almost impossible to be fired, so sometimes you work with less than acceptable coworkers.
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Great company to work for.
Chief Radio Electronics Technician (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAApril 20, 2016
Military Sealift Command is a very good company to work for. Excellent paying job with lots of opportunity for job growth. Great working environment. If you love travel this is the job for you. Many countries to visit and explore the different cultures.
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great experience
Ordinary Seaman (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAFebruary 9, 2016
Typical day was very busy , enjoyed working with crew members but the hardest part wa being away from my family for long periods of time. Over great experience.
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Its a good company to work for.
Mail Courier/Supply Technician (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAJanuary 29, 2016
Its a good company to work for. I would recommend this company to anybody who is looking for work. Typical Day is busy. I learn a lot.
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Great starter company for college graduates.
3rd Assistant Engineer (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAJanuary 24, 2016
Great starter company for college graduates. Pay, benefits and job security are great. Company is in need of 3rd Assistant Engineers so relief dates tend to be later than desired.
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fun job to work at
WIPER (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VADecember 22, 2015
get to travel all over the world for free everyone is new and fun to meet other people but being away suck's for the most part
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Great place to work
Able Bodied Seaman Unlimited (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 16, 2015
Adventurous and fun job with exciting experiences. perks and rewards to include traveling not to mention great benefits. Professional atmosphere and opportunities for growth.
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not a really good on management positions
Assistant Storekeeper (Current Employee) –  Norfolk Naval Station, VADecember 13, 2015
some of the people that are in high position really don't know how to respect people but they want respect. I have learn a lot since I have been out here I use the skills that I have learn in other job.
Pros
traveling
Cons
away from home a lot
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Great work experience but little time for personal life.
MERCHANT MARINE ORDINARY SEAMAN (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VANovember 10, 2015
This company is great when it comes down to job security. Its very easy to advance if you looking for advancement. You spend alot of time out to sea and little time home. The time off is very slim compared to working. You may only be home 2 months out of a year. Its also an government job.
Pros
Job Security and Benefits Government Position
Cons
Being away from home, personal life and little vacation time.
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Good working environment
Engine Utilityman (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VANovember 3, 2015
Military Sealift Command is a very positive work environment that can teaches its mariners how to run a ship successfully. And with supplying goods to the Navy there is a comfort received knowing that you are serving your country.
Pros
Great Compensation
Cons
Time off for vacation.
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A Highly good company with a lot of traveling
Able Bodied Seaman (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAOctober 16, 2015
A very good job with great benefits and insurance. Great advancement and good salaries with a lot of bonus at the end of the year. Working on the ship I've had so much responsibilities and duties being a Seaman. I would Highly recommend anyone who likes to have a job security with good pay and with a lot a traveling. The best job I've had and the longest.
Pros
Paid vacation and Paid Sick Leave
Cons
No State Tax Withholding
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Challenging environment with evolving missions
Ship's Communications Officer (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAOctober 8, 2015
Managed the communications department onboard USNS ships. In charge of all radio and satellite communications. Gained LAN admin experience in an isolated environment (at sea). Lots of opportunity for travel. Worked directly for the Captain to manage the shipboard LAN, cctv, EKMS account. Enjoyed troubleshooting/problem solving and the team environment / camaraderie.
Pros
travel
Cons
extensive time away from family and friends
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Great place to work.
Radio Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  san diego, cliforniaSeptember 23, 2015
Great place to work with great compensation. Too much time away from home and family is why I left this awesome job. The hardest part of the job is being away from family for so long but other than that it was a great company to work for.
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Great bunch of people to work with and get to know outside of work!
First assistant engineer (Current Employee) –  Where ever the ship may beAugust 18, 2015
Wake up at 7:00am do your rounds of the engine spaces looking for any inconsistencies, grab some chow and hold a morning muster for the engine department. Review projects to be taken on for the day and any upcoming events such as underway replenishment, contract work or supporting marine and naval operations. Delegate duties to personnel, Update Machinery History, enter overtime for personnel, write work cards and voyage repair requests etc.

Great place to move up in your career, there is always a demand for engineers with this company.

Crew moral is usually high on most ships, it is nice to get out and have a beer with some of your co-workers when your in the various ports that MSC has ships.

With this company you will see many ports anywhere and everywhere, commercial and naval bases. You will have a plenty of time in port to explore and enjoy your self.

Downfall is that you have to work at least 4 months at a time with about a month and some paid vacation.

Time away from home is one of the hardest parts about working with MSC, it's not exactly equal time on and off.
Pros
ExampleHealthcare, Thrift Savings Plan with 5% company matching, direct deposit or up to half your pay check in Cash Draw
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2nd mate
2nd Mate Operations Officer (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAAugust 8, 2015
I worked as a third mate for three years. Then this past year was promoted to Operations officer on USNS Big Horn T-AO.

I enjoy working with other people and am always love learning new things about the maritime industry.
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Hard work and travel
Refrigeration Engineer (Former Employee) –  USNS ShipsJuly 24, 2015
Checking all systems on computer monitor, make adjustments as needed for HVA/C and then cargo systems, make walk though of all equipment spaces, take readings and check night logs, also check fan rooms and galley equipment, order parts, and make repairs. complete any work orders as needed. Management gives support in man additional manpower or large system repairs/upgrades. train co-worker on HVAC/R if needed. Hardest part of the job is the four to six mouth deployments. the nice thing is the travel and port time in many countries.
Pros
Room and meals, also OT
Cons
Long time at sea.
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long sea time also has management issues.
Deck engineer machinist (Former Employee) –  Norfolk Naval Station, VAJuly 23, 2015
good benefits but has issues with managements handling of accidents and assisting with claims regarding payments to healthcare professionals. Long sea time 120 days at a stretch reliefs are often times late.
Pros
good pay and benefits
Cons
poor management
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working at sea
Chief Electrician ( Secret Clearance) (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAJuly 14, 2015
The bulk of our work is with the US Navy, their ships and other allied ships. We spent lots of time out at sea, family separation is definitely in effect. I am a US Navy vet and I am serving my country again supporting the maritime assets of USA.
Pros
Good pay and job security
Cons
family separations ans shipboard accomodations
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You work all over the world
Able-Bodied Seaman, I (Current Employee) –  Norfolk, VAApril 14, 2015
Good transitional job from the Navy to do something similar to what the Navy does. It's a job for those who like traveling all over the world.
Pros
Breaks, Overtime
Cons
No time at home
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4.1
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