fun place to work, people were fun to know great work environment
Jet Engine Mechanic (Former Employee) – Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA – April 28, 2016
Everyday we would walk the flight line as a squadron to ensure no debris could damage the jets, we ensured ground safety, performed jet maintenance on aircraft and we were quick and thorough at getting aircraft back to their flying and maneuvering capabilities. I learned proper hand signals to communicate with the pilot and ground personnel, how to conduct jet repairs, corrosion treatment and prevention. The organization is well run, or shop supervisor gave us our orders and the maintenance office would give them theirs. My supervisor was effective at delegating tasks to each individual so that all necessary repairs were completed on time. The most difficult part of this job would have to be installing a new engine into the jet. It takes patience, care, strength and precision. The people I worked with were always friendly and funny and we all enjoyed ourselves.One thing I always loved was getting to sit on top of the jet with my fellow coworkers, turning the jet up on power and hearing that beast roar as you checked to make sure the problem was fixed.
Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Bremerton, WA – April 27, 2016
Durring my time in the Navy I learned my strengths and weakness. A typical day was ether 4 plus hours of standing watch or breaking mp rust, painting and priming spaces to keep them up to exemplary standards. After the work was all done it was time to hit the gym or have fun with friends, we all became pretty tight knit. It was like a family away from family and more often than not, they showed me more about myself than I would have ever found out on my own. This little family that we formulated was definitely the best part of the job as well as the food we got to eat in other countries. I suppose the hardest part was having to see some people go but that's life.
Submarine Auxiliary Machinist Mate 3rd Class (Former Employee) – Pearl Harbor, HI – April 27, 2016
Inport i would access what was broken or need some maintenance and proceed to take care of such jobs accordingly. i would also stand watch on duty days which sometimes required being armed up with a shotgun or 9mm pistol. As a crew we would prepared the ship to get underway and i would stand watch underway sometimes working 16 plus work hour days.
work from 0600 A.M-1000 P.M with 1 to 1 1/2 hrs break times. Develop a multi-task state of mind. When working with co-workers i've find that many of my colleagues have different work ethics, but we always come together to solve any problems with in the work place. The hardest times where when you had to work 16 or more hrs with less than 5 hrs of sleep. Sometimes when there is negativity in the work place there is always 2 or more co-workers who create positivity with sense of humor.
very challenging but great for education and a good chance to serve your country
auxiliaryman (Former Employee) – Groton, CT – April 27, 2016
The united states navy is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The job is challenging and you spend a lot of time away from home but the navy is a good opportunity for a education and an excellent opportunity to serve your country.
Culinary Specialist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC 20350 – April 27, 2016
Hour sucks, with the pay sucked. paying away too much for healthcare to worth the work and drive you do. management depends on what department you were in. some were horrible, rude people and others helped and courage others. work was not that back, it was relaxing and calm job I ever had.
Diesel Engineman/ Quality Assurance Inspector (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 27, 2016
Productive, How to work with others to build teamwork. It's what you make it to be. The management is cordial, co-workers the same. The hardest part is being away from family for months at a time. The best part is the places you go and cultures you get to explore.
It is a good way to get your life started but every sailors career is different
Hospital Corpsman- 8404 (Current Employee) – Camp Pendleton, CA – April 26, 2016
A typical day at work would depend on where your stationed but my day usually takes place in a clinic performing sick call and giving patients their annual requirements for military medicine. You will learn many valuable things.
Great learning experience to get started in medical
Fire Controlman (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 26, 2016
The Navy is a place where anyone can accelerate and advance with hard work and a no-quit attitude. I did well in that the atmosphere suited me. Typical days on shore started at 0700 and finished at 1600 (4pm). On shore, we were expected to attend to day to day troubleshooting and repair of degraded or downed systems and components. I found the troubleshooting to be rewarding in that I enjoy taking something 'broken' and making it work again. Management was effective, in that they trusted us to get the job done and they let us do that. My co workers were excellent; I wish we could all move onto the same job next! The toughest part of the job was the time spent at sea. There's a saying the Navy, 'sailors belong on ships and ships belong at sea.' I found my time spent away from family and friends outside the Navy to be the biggest reason why I decided to not stay and pursue the military as a career. The fun part of the job was seeing the world. I've been to maybe 8 different countries on almost 20 different stops, and it really helps one to see just how amazing America really is and why it's my home.
US Navy (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 26, 2016
security/plane handler security patrolman qualified blackwater advanced training school enforced rules and regulations to ensure safety of over 5,500 sailors onboard the aircraft carrier. Plane handler chalked and chained aircraft securely to flight deck lauched and recovered over 5,000 aircrafts.
Torpedoman's Mate (Former Employee) – New London, CT – April 26, 2016
It was an honor to serve our Country beside fellow service members. I learned so much more than I anticipated when I enlisted. The US Navy allowed me to tailor my management style. There were challenges of course, including standing long watches. My most enjoyable part of the job was qualifying to be a Master Helmsman.
Aviation Boatswains Mate - Aircraft Handler (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 26, 2016
The life as an ABH isn't one most people should aspire to hold. The out to sea hours really blow and the work is difficult. At the end you are rewarded with close friendships and good mentors. The boat life will give you a better understanding of what you should want for yourself after you serve.
Aviation Support Equipment Technician (Former Employee) – Washington – April 25, 2016
There was always a lot of work which gave me the opportunity to challenge my self everyday. As I went up through the ranks I also was able to share my experience with subordinates. The Navy defiantly provided me with great opportunities that I never thought that I could ever have as a civilian. It was a wonderful experience I'll never forget and I built life long relationships with people that have positively influenced my growth as a person both professionally and on a personal level. I learned a lot of new skills like how to train and supervise subordinates, and also to improve my own organizational skills, mange work loads, etc. Most of my co-workers were professional dedicated hard working and responsible, and no matter where I went In the Navy they were like my second family which was encouraged by the Navy and especially with in our community. The Hardest part of the job was how much time I spent away from loved ones. The best part of the job was the people and the relationships I built learning new things everyday and the all the new places in the world that I never thought I'd live to visit. The Military isn't for everyone but for those who choose to serve and accept the challenges and serve with honor, commitment dedication and pride and treat it like a life experience not just another job, can truly make a difference for our country and its influence on the world as well as inspire others to serve.
Petty Officer Third Class (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – April 25, 2016
My day as a Sailor started with mandatory physical training, and would be about a 15-16 hour day. I learned many different skills as wells as earned different titles. I had the ability to learn new job duties quickly and perform them exceptionally. I enjoyed meeting new people and working with all types of people, my co-workers were the best part of the job and the hardest was leaving my kids for very long days.