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very negative workplace
Machinist Mate (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAJuly 8, 2014
a typical day of work is coming in at 0700 and standing around unil about 0730 then having quarters and starting cleaning stations which is cleaning the same exact thing for one hour everyday. Then when thats over you have to finish whatever your worklist may be which has a wide variety from painting and needle gunning all the way up to rebuilding one – more... of the pumps in the Machinery Room. Then you go to lunch from 1100 until 1230. After lunch you continue to progress on the worklist then when its done you clean up and go home. I learned a lot from the navy mostly negative but it builds a lot of character. When it comes to co workers from an E5 up most of them just sit around and joke around all day while the lower people bust their tail to get the jobs done. The hardest part of the job would have to be being stuck on the ship all day with the same people and a lot of the time you really don't have anything to do you're just stuck there. – less
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Very Rewarding and close work enviornment.
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Norfolk,VAJuly 8, 2014
Very advanced training and strenuous life work balance.The work hours are off the charts but the work is rewarding.
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US Navy
VFA-106 Program Coordinator (Current Employee), Virginia Beach, VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: serving americans
Cons: separation from family
Serving the United States while learning dynamic leadership and problem solving skills.
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Great Field
Nuclear Machinist Mate (Former Employee), Charlestown ScJuly 8, 2014
Pros: great schooling
Cons: long work weeks
Schooling may be tough but you learn a lot of information in a short period of time. The information will take you a long way in the mechanical field.
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Job filled with Honor and Integrity
Airman (Former Employee), NAS Lemoore, CAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: medical, dental and housing
Cons: so much time away from the family
The United States Navy inspires honor, integrity and a valuable work ethic that ensures success. A typical day in the Navy is unpredictable and can be quite stressful, but at the end of the day you are able to go home knowing you made a difference. I learned that freedom comes at an extremely high price and there are those like myself willing to do – more... whatever it takes to make sure our families can live in the freedom we have today. The hardest part of this job is saying goodbye to people you become family with and knowing that you probably will not get the chance to ever see them again however, the best part of the job is getting to know new people who came from different places and getting to hear their adventures and the things they saw where they previously were. – less
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Great learning oppurtunity
Engineer (Former Employee), Norfolk,VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: great learning experience
Cons: too much time away from family
My typical day as an Engineer in the US Navy would be working in the engine room for 8 to 12 hours a day. I was fortunate to learn a lot about the ships auxiliary systems and specialize in Hydraulic systems.
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Great place to serve your counrty
Culinary Specialist (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: free lunch and benfits
Cons: hours
Typical day at work is long and very stressful.
Learned how to endure pain, stress, and crazy hours while at work
also learned how to become a stronger personthan i was.
Managment was good and horrible depends on whos over you.
Co- workers most of the time was horrible and only cared about themsevles.
Hardest part of the job was dealing with pain stress – more... and deployments.
Most enjoyable getting payed and knowing even though it seems like your not doing anything to help the country you are. – less
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Military
Hospital Corpsman (Former Employee), Washington, DCJuly 8, 2014
Pros: too many to list
Cons: time away from my family, possible death, bad commands
Life in the military is never easy. You learn how to adapt and overcome.
I was a Hospital Corpsman (medic) with combat experience. So I seen some amazing things most Doctors never will. I also have performed procedures most licensed RN's won't do. The Navy gives us the opportunity to learn these skills because we maybe the only ones in that time and – more... place to save those Marines/peoples lives. I'm very proud of my time in the military. – less
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Its not just a job, its an adventure
Communication Supervisor (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: good pay and benefits. schooling and travel.
Cons: time away from home very often.
I had an awesome time in the USN. I was able to travel all over the world and see and experience many great people and cultures. I was in a short time responsible for maintaining a communications facility on board my first ship command. I set up and managed satelite and radio communication for US Naval fleet commands and shore commands. I would recommend – more... all young people both male and female take the opportunity to try a military career. I was able to build leadership skills as well as learn a trade and gain knowledge all at the same time. – less
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Learning experience
Psychiatric Technician (Former Employee), Pensacola, FLJuly 8, 2014
Pros: travel, pay, experience
What can I say Loved every minute of my service. Travel, meeting new people, and pay.
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Stressful at times but overall entertaining.
Gas Turbine Systems Technician Electrical (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: friends
Cons: deployments
Like any job there are good days and bad days. More times than some the bad outweighed the good but it becomes something a person in the military gets use to. A typical day consisted of getting to work by 7am and going to muster at 715am Around 8am the plan of the day stated what was on the agenda and what tasks had to be done. I was in what one would – more... consider middle-management and so I delegated task while accomplishing my duties. My duties ranges from paperwork filing, meetings, troubleshooting equipment, supervising personnel, and keeping the higher ups informed. Quitting time is hard to explain because there were so many factors contributing to when you get off. If I had to give an answer 4pm would be the normal time. You build long lasting friendships through the shared bad times and good. I was a an engineer so long work hours, working in 100 degree plus spaces, fixing equipment on its last leg, dealing with inventory issues and learning on my toes became second habits to me. All and all the Navy builds character and for that I am always grateful. Traveling the world was a plus I must say but being stuck in the middle of the ocean months at a time and falling into a zombie like routine did not agree with me. – less
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Sonar Technician Second Class (SW) (Former Employee), norfolk, vaJuly 8, 2014
Worked with people from all over the world. Great experience but was ready to settle down into a normal life.
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Challenging but enjoyable career
Aviation Ordnanceman (Former Employee), Norfolk, Va and Pensacola, FlJuly 7, 2014
Pros: great benefits
Cons: sometimes long hours and prolonged periods away from family
20 years spent with the Military has been such an enjoyable and rewarding career.
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World class training, technically challenging way of life
Electronics Technician - Surface Nuclear (Former Employee), VariousJuly 7, 2014
The US Navy's method of bottom to top development ensures that you are ready for the next step of responsibility. Everyone starts at the bottom and learns all the jobs as they move up in rank. Once you are in charge of a team of sailors, it is your job to make them the best team on the ship both professionally and personally. It does not stop there – more... as you are also their financial councilor, trainer, mentor, etc. – less
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very productive, impeccable management, and intense training
Information systems technician 2nd class (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 7, 2014
a day as an IT in the US navy is one of the most intense and technical environments i have ever encountered.

I learned everything i know and every certification and educational accolade i received from the my naval training.

Management was great, typically people do not make it to the upper levels of naval management without being good at it.

As – more... with every job there are people you do not get along with, but in the navy you are forced in many ways to live with these people, and deal with them on a daily basis.

The hardest part is being away from your home and family for many months at a time and working intense hours 7 days a week.

The best part of the job was travel and adventure. seeing the world while learning the skills required for being an IT in the 21st century – less
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productive workplace, family like climate
Corpsman (Former Employee), san diego, caJuly 7, 2014
Pros: each day we had a 1 hr luch break
while working at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton my day would always begin at 0800. during my time there I was working in blood drawl laboratory. In a normal day I would perform up to 100 blood drawls. Patients varied from children, bariatric, geriatric and pregnant women.
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It not only a job it's an adventure
Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Gulfport, Ms.July 7, 2014
Planned and estimated construction projects. While in the planning stages of road construction projects, devised a safety plan for the entire project. Upon the start of the project, ensured safety plans were followed preventing safety violations. Performed daily start up checks which included preventative maintenance to heavy construction equipment. – more... Operated heavy equipment on construction projects. During the course of homeport training, attended several weeks of formal form first aid courses. – less
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Good students and very strict, intense work environment
Instructor of World History (Former Employee), Annapolis, MDJuly 7, 2014
Pros: good pay, very polite working atmosphere, excellent students
Cons: pervasive, almost paranoid, security systems
The classroom was the most enjoyable aspect of this job as the students were generally prepared and positively disposed to doing assigned work. The environment, however, was something one had to get used to. Security was everywhere and one had to get used to be screened multiple times a day. The work culture is a mix of civilian and government/military – more... bureaucracies, so figuring out competing social and policy requirements is difficult--spent lots of time in the Chair's office for the first month getting it all straight. Military faculty tend to keep to themselves, although lunch was a time when unspoken barriers between military/civilian instructors could be overcome. Once inside the gate, some things were more lax than in regular educational institutions: few limits on my research, what/how I taught, what textbooks I used, folks bring alcohol to staff meetings (I didn't, however). However, there was always the knowledge that every email, every copy made, every website visited was recorded somewhere. New intensive security training happened at least once a month as directed by the Pentagon. One had to get used to it. For all that, and probably because of the stress, co-workers and staff were very friendly, patient and helpful with one another. There is a polite civility about the work place which I have found useful to employ in all subsequent positions. – less
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not bad but it all depends on where you are stationed and with who
First-line Supervisor (Former Employee), Spain, Rota. Norfolk vaJuly 7, 2014
Pros: for the most part the military looks out for their people
Cons: lots and lots of bs
I for the most part enjoyed my time in the military. Pay is decent if you are careful of your spending. benefits are wonderful, full coverage and don't have to pay for it.
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Great Experience
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee), Norfolk Naval Station, VAJuly 6, 2014
Pros: great way to expand your horizons
Cons: alot of time away from family
I'd do it all over again if I could. Most certainly one of the smartest if not the best decision I've made as a teenager joining the USN. It helped me excel and push myself to see how great I could be become. The USN definitely showed me that the only limitations we have are those we put upon ourselves.

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About U.S. Navy

The US Navy maintains a variety of military equipment like ballistic missile submarines, aircraft carriers, surface warships, – Read more