Sonar Technician Geographical (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 30, 2013
The work I did was enjoyable and I made a ton of great friends during my time in. Management treats you like garbage when you first enlist, but you should go in knowing that you have to earn your respect. Hardest part was that it's the military, you can't rely on anything being the way you think it will be. Everything can (and will) change. Deployments suck, but they're part of what you sign up for. Thankfully I have a supportive wife who knew what she was in for. I really miss being in the Navy, and I'm working on getting back in now.
travel, excellent benefits, free medical for self and family, great pay
plans constantly changing, deployments, new recruits who haven't learned where they are on the food chain
Great experiences, good people, stressful at times.
MH-60S Aircrewman/Rescue Swimmer (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 3, 2016
As a rescue swimmer, my time in the Navy gave me some of the most rewarding experiences that I will certainly miss, and while the job was very stressful and physically demanding at times, the experiences and people I worked with have had a lifelong impact.
It's not without its downsides however. Command politics, repetitive training, sleep deprivation, health hazards, and potential life-threatening situations all contribute to making this a very high-stress organization, and will not fit with those who are unable to accept those risks.
Good Training, Great Experiences, Visiting Foriegn Countries, Active-Duty and Verterans Benefits
Command Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – February 2, 2016
The Navy is an excellent organization providing outstanding opportunity to members looking to succeed in life. It is the perfect place to develop life skills and technical experience, all while seeing the world.
Field Medical Service Technician (Former Employee) – Camp Lejeune, NC – February 2, 2016
United States Navy has groomed me into the man I am today. It has been a great experience. Patient Care in the Trauma Setting is my bread and butter. But I am willing to move on to other areas of medicine.
Facilities / Program Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Diego, Ca – February 1, 2016
Excellent place to work. Got to see the world and was given an opportunity to supervise a work center and operate a nuclear power plant in my 20's. Great life experience with great people. Has opened several doors for me since leaving.
Aviation Machinist Mate (Former Employee) – Lemoore, CA – February 1, 2016
I traveled the world, i got to keep my family and many families here at home safe, served with pride and to this day still show it. Work was hectic, long hours, always busy, never stopped learning, no time for anything other than business. I learned to admire many different cultures in and out of those in the U.S., along with many skills that to this day I still put to use. Management, for the most part was good. I did have some bad managers but the amount of good managers and what they did for you heavily outweighed those bad supervisors. My co-workers were more than just that, many became family, I still keep in contact with many of them. The hardest part of my job was being away from my family and knowing any little error could change my life or those around me. Most enjoyable part was traveling the world and getting to experience many different cultures i had no clue about.
I loved working for the Navy as a civilian employee.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Newport, RI – February 1, 2016
I enjoyed meeting personnel as they rotated in from different areas of the United States and from overseas. I tried to be a friend to all to help make their transition into a new area easier. I answered questions and made recommendations to whomever asked for assistance.
Meeting a lot of wonderful people and assisting to do a great job.
Had to say "Good Bye" to a lot of wonderful people as they rotated on to their next duty stations.
Hours are terrible. As well as leadership. Everyone seems to pull together, though. Just to get the job done so we can all go home. Not a bad job, just high stress and not enough pay for what we go through.