Boatswains Mate apprentice/ AZ3 (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 30, 2014
Pros: it was a family and i could depend on everyone on that ship.
Cons: no set time to go home.
I loved being in the military it was a brotherhood. I would come in every day at 6 am but my paint gear on and prep room and offices that need to be painted and me and my team would go in a prime rooms then the next day paint them.
This job is great if you like traveling. It provides great benefits through Tri Care for you and our family, and is a good source of income. It is structured and offers great opportunities for advancement.
Aviation Ordnanceman/Training Coordinator (Former Employee), Japan – July 30, 2014
Pros: guaranteed paycheck and job security, traveling to different countries, good benefits
Cons: constant change in schedule
As an aviation ordnanceman (AO) I would service the armament equipment of the aircraft as well as performing the loading, downloading, arming and dearming procedures of live and inert ordnance. Since I was an AO on the squadron side, it was coming in to work everyday to load the jets with training missiles. However on the ship is totally different. – more... On a carrier is very fast pace, working on the flight deck all day for 12 hours. Its very hard but rewarding work. Advancement depends on many factors like your test scores, evaluations and more. Even though i passed the rating exam three times, the third time I advanced because of the overall navy's manning. When your not on the ship, your average work day is short depending on your work load and your supervisor. I had cool first classes and I left work early since all the work for that day was done. All in all, the navy is what you make it. Everyones experience is completely different. – less
Production Control Clerk/ Armed Sentry (Former Employee), Coronado, CA – July 29, 2014
Pros: exciting, prideful and valuable learning
Cons: away from home and long hours
Loved it! take it working was alot of work but the satisfaction was enormous to serve my country. As a citizen I feel we must all contribute our time for our homeland and took pride in work. It was many hours so free time was not much but it made up with visiting countries. To me I did not have teams but brothers and sisters. Love it and anyone who – more... wants to see the world I would recommend this. – less
ABH (Former Employee), Everett, WA – July 29, 2014
Enjoyed the benefits and seeing the world. The hardest part of the job was being away from family and friends for months at a time. The schedule obviously isnt flexible and its a full time job being active duty.
Very organized and great oppertunities for advancement
BM3/E4 (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – July 29, 2014
The most enjoyable part about the Navy was the great people you work with, traveling the world and seeing different places. The hardest part is the time of day you spend standing watch, then going straight into evolutions. I learned how to refuel cargo ships, doing evolutions with the marines. I also learned light office work and training junior sailors – more... how to stand certain watches and do maintenance. – less
Culinary Specialist (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – July 29, 2014
• Planned, shopped for, and prepared nutritious meals and assisted families in planning the same. • Transported clients to locations outside the home, such to physician’s offices and outings, using a motor vehicle. • Observed patient’s conditions measured and recorded food and liquid intake. • Feed patients who were unable to feed themselves. • Bathed, – more... groomed, shaved, dressed and draped patients to prepare for the day. • Checked patients pulse, temperature, and respiration to ensure a normal reading. • Administered prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician. • Performed housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands. • Administered bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance. – less