Marine corp Security Force (Former Employee) – South Carolina – July 20, 2017
The Navy, like any military organization is very hard on the personal life especially when you have a family and have to be deployed for months or years on end. I completed 11 years at sea and have travel the world. I have learned many skills and different skill sets that have helped me advance in the military and in the civilian sector. A very tight nit community with a well structured and historic culture.
Petty Officer Second Class (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 20, 2017
The US Navy is a great place to cut your teeth and acquire real-life skills. They say it's not for everyone, and it's difficult to understand until you've served. Serving on board a US Navy vessel is a challenging and industrial setting where many toxic fumes from various hazardous material can infiltrate confined spaces. Individual talent and recognition is often way-sided in preference of a big-picture outlook for the command. I've seen the most diligent workers go unnoticed and unappreciated, but at the same time, when I advanced through the ranks, I was able to more directly and positively boost the morale of the personnel working under my supervision.
Reliable pay, health benefits, retirement savings plan, equal opportunity employer, experience in the real world, cultural impact
long hours, unclear parameters for management positions, minimal individual incentive
Interior Communications Electrician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 20, 2017
I enjoyed my 4 years in the military. I was able to come out of it more patient and discipline than when I went in. With the varying work environment I learned adaptability. I also enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. A typical day at work would start with meeting my grooming standards than checking inventory of equipment. Once that was done I would conduct scheduled repairs to equipment in a timely manner. I enjoyed the military very much however I had to leave to further my career and education.
Healthcare, Job security
Being far away from family often for months at a time
Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Former Employee) – Great Lakes, IL – July 20, 2017
I didn't leave the Navy in the best of terms but I will always value my time in service. I came from a family with a lot of military background and the values instilled in my parents definitely transferred to their parenting styles. I always loved the stability and structure provided by the military. I learned so much, from professional bearing to Mandarin. The hardest part of the job was always being on call. Occasionally I wished that as a lower enlisted I had more a voice in management but thats just how it goes.
Stability, experience, great benefits, stayed in shape
Gas Turbine Technician Mechanical (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 20, 2017
they tried to sweep a medical issue under the rug and i will forever hate the navy for that. if youre thinking about the navy... dont. once you are no longer useful to them they will throw you away like a used condom.
Senior Chief Petty Officer (Current Employee) – Kings Bay, GA – July 20, 2017
Serving in the United States Navy is a very challenging and rewarding Job. It takes dedication and never ending days to succeed in this career field; However, you will build a life long brotherhood and superior attributes for the competitive work market once military service ends. The benefits gained of retiring from the US Military significantly out ways the hardships.
Payed leave; Always have a place to sleep and hot food to eat; good advancement and Pay.
Armament weapons support equipment technician (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – July 20, 2017
Work days varied in the Navy depending on what mission and job was needed to be done at the time. When we were out to sea my work schedule were 12 hours shifts 6 days a week.When in port I worked a 8 hour shift. Most of the work consisted on maintenance on weapons support equipment and elevators.
Machinist Mate and Naval Officer (Former Employee) – Little Creek, VA – July 20, 2017
See the world, clean the ship, perform maintenance, stand the watch. If you want a challenging yet rewarding career, consider the Navy. Great health, dental, and educational benefits and you will have the experience of a lifetime here.
GSE (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – July 20, 2017
When I joined I had no idea what to expect. I found a huge group of support that taught me how to live, eat, sleep, and work. I built my values around the United Sates Navy. I became a hard worker through them. It was the fresh start I needed.
(IT Helpdesk Manager) (Current Employee) – HI – July 20, 2017
It can be hard but so worth it all. You learn a lot of different jobs and learn to be very flexible. It is also very stressful working in a high paced location but once you get a routine down it doesn't seem so bad.