Watch Commander (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – September 28, 2014
Pros: seeing the world.
Typical day can consist of working in the lab to training for a hostile situation, or training coworkers to ensure they are ready in any situation. I learned the foundation of leadership and discipline. We must prepare to work at the next pay grade at all times.
Management will change in due time, or your will change your location. Coworkers understood – more... the team concept because it takes all of the people to complete the mission.
The hardest part will be the deployments and the unknown events that can happen during a daily workday.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the world! – less
Chief Petty Officer (Former Employee), Variouse – September 27, 2014
Pros: skills taught and adventures
Cons: limited amount of time you can work there
True to the statement the Navy is a great place to work. I served overseas and in different places around America. I traveled the world and seen some amazing things. I did see some things I wish I never saw as well.
Intelligence Specialist & Personnel Specialist (Former Employee), Washington , DC – September 27, 2014
I have learned how to deal with fast paced and hostile situation. My co-workers and I get the job done but have fun no matter what. Because in the end if you aren't loving what you are doing then you shouldn't be doing it. The part I like most about my job was the people.
Navy Nuclear Mechanic Technician (Current Employee), Newport News, VA – September 27, 2014
As a Navy Nuclear Mechanic Technician. I was tasked with a wide variety of tasks. During deployment, I would, stand watch or supervise the watches to ensure safe operation of turbines, pumps, condensers, air compressors, and distilling plants. In the shipyard, I was a project manager that was responsible for the refurbishment and repair of key items. – more... The hardest part of this job is being away from my wife months and months at a time, some times without a way to communicate. The best part of the job, is the experience, and the skills I learn. – less
Great pace, productive, and relax work environment,
Tool and Parts and Attendant (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – September 27, 2014
Pros: less manpower
A typical day starts with checking tools by both outgoing and incoming shifts on all tools and tool control log ensuring all tools and pieces are accounted for, replenishing general supplies, and maintaining a clean and safe workplace. I learned how critical my responsibilities were in accomplishing the mission as a whole, the importance of safety and – more... training personnel on emergency situations in accordance established procedures. Communications plays a critical role in adapting to change, and it is imperative that workers must work together as a team and know each other on a personal and professional level for success. Other duties diverts workers needed for normal work operation resulting in more workload on others in crucial times. Learning new things and working with others were the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
Cons: work hours took considerable presidence over personal life
While on shore duty, my work hours were normally a consistent 40hours/week with a few demanding times during heavy work up and repair periods. I was able to learn management skills while stationed at a controlled industrial facility, where I had to manage and balance day to day maintenance with spontaneous operations. I also had the opportunity to learn – more... the details of being an environmental coordinator. Hardest part of the job was the long winter work hours being balanced with my personal life. – less
Master at Arms (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – September 26, 2014
Cons: inability to speak freely
The leadership most of the time is incredible. The dedication and bond between so many people is moving. The only reason I would rate job security low is because there are so many people who join the Military during such a bad economical time it is hard to rank up at this point in time. After staying the same rank for so long it is possible you could – more... be processed out, especially being in the Reserves. Other than that everything else is great. Work is tough, and leadership can be very caring but also very hard on you, but that is a part of joining the Military. – less
engineman third class/ AC&R technition (Former Employee), San Diego, CA. – September 26, 2014
Pros: benefits, meals provided, traveling
Cons: long hours, away from family for long periods of time
For the most part there is never a dull day on board a naval vessel, my day starts with divisional meeting where we get our job tasks for the day at 6:30-7:00 in the morning then the day begins we have to complete what jobs we were tasked with then if somebody needs assistance we can help them. Then we have to look at the 13 week report to see what – more... preventative maintenance that we have to complete to be able to insure that our equipment has the longest life span as possible, and insure that the ship is safe for operation – less