Administrative / Disbursing Clerk (Former Employee), Great Lakes, IL – December 5, 2013
I joined the military immediately after completing high school. The work days were challenging and highly demanding. I learned to multitask, innovate and find ways to get the job on time. Everyone was mostly pleasant and helpful. The hardest part about the job was that I was away from family for long periods of time (6 months). During those periods, – more... I worked 14 hour days, every single day of the week. This experience however, has molded me into a person that believes anything is possible. Excuses mean little to me as a result. I learned to prioritize, set goals and plan appropriately because time was limited. The most enjoyable part of the job was that I got to travel the world and meet people from all walks of life, which I am proud of and embrace. – less
Electronics Technician 2nd Class Petty Officer (Current Employee), Norfolk, VA – September 14, 2014
Pros: paycheck and health insurance.
Cons: drama, lies, separation from family.
With having 4 children and a wife, the Navy just isn't my future. Although I have learned a great deal in my field of electronics, It is time for me to move on. The Military is turning into something it is not and I don't want to be apart of it. I will be able to further my education in the near future and move on from the Navy. My wife and my children – more... support me in this. I will not fail. – less
Program Assistant (Former Employee), Bethesda, Marylnd – September 14, 2014
Pros: sick leave
Cons: no time for lunch
Work load falls on a few capable people. Too many chiefs (all engineers) and few indians. Typical day to monitor hourly payrolls, contracts with contractors to insure compliance, writing contracts and interpreting bids from contractors to insure their ability to comply with the work needed. Co-workers were the other program assistants and the accounting – more... department. Hardest part of the job was procuring passage to Spain for a water vehicle. Enjoyment was a feeling of doing the job right! – less
Master-At-Arms (Former Employee), Coronado, CA – September 14, 2014
Pros: benefits, travel, education
Cons: no unadulterated time off. different way of life than most anything in the civilian world.
The navy is a great way to learn skill sets that are not available in the civilian sector. Traveling is another great thing about the Navy. Some of my favorite times were on deployment on a ship in the middle of the ocean. Simply an amazing experience.
The life lessons that can be learned here are tremendous and I am unable to explain it. The military – more... is a way of life and not just a job. – less
(NMCB) Project Supervisor (Former Employee), Port Hueneme CA. – September 12, 2014
The Navy taught me leadership and understanding different cultures and religions no better place to teach that then in the military where you are all fighting for the same cause and everyone truly has everyone's back the comradery is second to none still miss it to this day.
Aviation Electrician (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – September 12, 2014
Pros: health care, free shelter, food.
Cons: deployments, 24/7 job. there is no real time off.
When work is available you work with a team to manage that part. Taking it in, documenting it, running it up, if no errors occur run it again. When errors are detected we would attempt to fix it. Then send the part back out to be used again. I've learned how to manage a team. Skills related to time management, social skills and how to deal with stressful – more... situations. The hardest part of the job is getting new bosses. Always rotating upper management makes it hard to get to know what your boss wants in terms of work. I enjoyed the culture the most. I was part of a team; I love being part of a team. – less
Pros: extensive training, good pay, excellent benefits
Cons: time away from family
My career in the US Navy was filled with challenges that were rewarding and beneficial. The training I received was some of the best the world could offer. I was given specialized training in my field of work which I in turn passed on to up and comers. I was afforded the opportunity to visit far off lands and gain insight into other cultures and people – more... around the world. The hardest part of my job was leaving my family behind while on deployment. I found the most enjoyment with the friendships I developed over the years. I have no regrets at all and would not trade my experience for anything. – less