Machinist Mate (Former Employee) – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower – August 14, 2014
Although I was away from family and friends for considerable amounts of time, being in the Navy teaches you lessons you may not learn anywhere else in the amount of time. It's a great place to work considering the ample amount of different jobs the military has to offer.
I had the opportunity to travel and see the world.
Lead Anti-terrorism Training Supervisor Instructor (Current Employee) – Naval Station Norfolk – August 22, 2017
Typical day at work: problem solving balancing act, lots of communication with both senior and junior personnel. a work place of diverse cultures and personalities. Hardest part of the job is finding the happy place where communication is effective, productivity goals are met without micro management. the most enjoyable part of this job is being able to see the end result of the effort put in to training and preparation.
Hospitalman (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA 95112 – August 21, 2017
Like all jobs it has its ups and downs. But that is the military and its unpredictable. They will train you to practice your skills. Most of the problems lies with your shipmates whether higher or lower people tend to act like children and unprofessional.
Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 21, 2017
You will get to travel, but you will have to work. The only thing that makes it hard is trying to balance work and life; it's very hard.You will spend a lot of time away from your family. You will miss holidays, birthdays....special occasions. It's a challenge and not many can adjust to it.
Navy Avaition Boatswainmate Equiment (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 21, 2017
A typical work day when we were not out to sea was cleaning our spaces and then going home. A work day out to sea was working 24/7 for extremely long hours rain or shine. Heat or cold. On your feet a lot. My favorite part of my job was the sunset and launching the jets off of the aircraft carrier. Hardest part was being away from my family.
Master at Arms (Former Employee) – Oak Harbor, WA – August 21, 2017
I learned the most I have ever in my life about myself in my short time in the navy. It taught me how to be a man in many ways. How to be alone. How to survive. Brotherhood, and most importantly that life is short and to enjoy every second of it.
Aviation Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – August 21, 2017
I learned many things while on active duty, and am learning even more on the reserve side. Depending on your job, you could be working like a 9-5 work day, or you could be working 12-14 hours. Everyone I worked with had my back, and I could rely on the, to help me if needed.
Satellite Technician/Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Provincia di Napoli, Campania – August 21, 2017
Working in the US Navy is a very rewarding experience and one of the best decisions of my life. I will say that military culture does push you to management rather quickly while I truly desired to remain technically proficient in my field. I recommend the military to all that are available to serve.
Electrician's Mate - Nuclear (Former Employee) – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) – August 21, 2017
...it's an adventure! Seriously, though - this is being written nearly 30 years after mustering out with an honorable discharge. If you can handle the military lifestyle, there is no better place to learn a skill while being paid. Travel to places that you might never get a chance to see otherwise. Meet people from all over the U.S.
Just do your damnedest to pick a rating that has skills that transfer to civilian life - because not all of them do!