United States Navy is a wonderful opportunity and a great adventure
Crew eader, Fuel Repairman (Former Employee) – Fpo ap – September 30, 2013
United states navy was a wonderful experience. I learned the importance of attention to detail and responsible for your actions. The navy gave me a fuel to take pride in everything i do from washing floors to fueling aircraft to enforcing rules and regulations.
A strict work environment with coworkers who are basically family.
Aviation Machinist Mate (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 11, 2016
A typical morning at work consists of daily pre-op of protective equipment, support equipment, and mission mounted equipment followed by a pass down of maintenance and the workload. You will then either service, troubleshoot, or do required maintenance on aircraft.
I learned a lot of discipline, responsibility, and leadership skills while working here. I am very knowledgeable of my job. The knowledge consists of understanding all engine, drive terrain, and fuel system functions and components.
Always busy, makes the day go by quick. Also very mentally rewarding to fix million dollar equipment.
ATI "A" School Instructor (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – February 11, 2016
The Navy is a great choice if you want to serve. They give you the training you need to be successful and mentorship is always right around the corner. The pace of work is always enough to stay busy and sometimes more. My family couldn't endure the deployments anymore so I had to transition out.
Petty Officer Second Class (Former Employee) – Whidbey Island, WA – February 10, 2016
The navy afforded me the opportunity to have new challenges and experiences presented my way. Beyond being an aviation electrician I was introduced into the business aspect of the Navy. Analyzing costs, evaluating projects, and minimizing waste.
Early on the Navy showed me that I had a strong business aptitude.
Retired as a Chief Personnel Specialist (Former Employee) – Patuxent River, MD – February 10, 2016
I retired after serving my country for 24 years in the U.S. Navy. Loved every minute of it. Hated to leave and retire, but it was my time. Would return in a minute. Loved the support from executives and subordinates. Loved the travel, experiences that I had. Would not trade all of it for the world.
I have been with the Navy from 1999 to present and I have been to over 22 different countries that I would have never otherwise been able to go to, I have seen and done things most people only see on T.V.
It was a fun expierence but you dont really ever get to work.
Crew leader, led 10 personnel (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – February 10, 2016
Like I said it was a great expierence and I will forever be greatful that I got to serve my country . I met a lot of lifelong friends but work wise it wasn't very fulfilling I like to see my work benefit people or the company I work for and with the Seabees that doesn't happen very much.
As a reservist, I am committed o work one weekend per month and perform a monthly annual training to a cross assigned unit. The Navy offers a comfortable working environment that exposes you to many different ways of life. Work and its leadership is extremely organized, leaving little room for misleading or misunderstanding and in-turn expands job accountability. The hardest part about the job is usually standing watch, which is major part of the U.S D.O.D protocol. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with others in an environment that is built on character and moral.
It is sometimes difficult to advance as a reservist.
Systems Administrator/COMSEC Custodian (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 9, 2016
Being in the Navy, I can't say there was ever a typical day. I was always on my toes waiting to see what happened each day. I learned a lot about information systems, hardware installation and trouble shooting. Became efficient in most Microsoft Office applications. Management differed at each place, but overall was a good experience. The hardest part about the job was being away from my family for extended periods of time. The most enjoyable party about the job was traveling, learning new things about my job and being exposed to so many other things outside of what it was like growing up in San Antonio. (people, places, culture)
Basic Training (Former Employee) – Great Lakes, IL – February 9, 2016
The United States Navy is a huge diverse family. I was Medically Separated but I enjoyed the challenge of Bootcamp and having to become family with people from all over the world. No matter what you will learn something and take something from this experience. HOOYAH NAVY!
Operations Specialist 2nd Class (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 9, 2016
Financial stability and guidance very helpful in life. The hardest part of the job would have to be the months away from my family. This job taught me how to be an adult and I've made a lot of friends along the way.
Culinary Specialist (Former Employee) – Everywhere – February 9, 2016
Every day was different. Either I was deployed or on land. Depending where I was, would determine what I was doing. Deployments I was either working on F-18 Hornets or cooking in the Galley. Long days onboard aircraft carriers. On land my days were more mellow. Maintaining the barracks for over 100 residents. Keeping in mind their safety and sanitation in common areas.
Being Active Duty
deployments 6-10 months long away from my daughter.