Financial and Material Control Supervisor (Former Employee) – California and Hawaii – December 5, 2013
A typical day at work would be doing my regular duties from 0700 to 1600 and if I had duty, I was on call until 0700 the next morning.
I learned a lot being on a Navy vessel. It's run a bit different than being on shore duty. Parts takes longer to received when you are out to sea for a long period of time.
I had to manage my time carefully every day, depending what type of mission we had going on. Critical mission is always top priority and followed by your daily duties.
I supervised eight junior personnel beneath my pay grade. Ihad to make sure that they understood their duties and how to prioritize their daily duties. I had to train them on any and all materials that are confidential and sensitive. Training was conducted on a weekly basis.
The hardest part was being away from family for such long periods of time. Not being able to see them for weeks and sometimes months at a time depending on what your mission.
The most enjoyale part of all this is being able to see different parts of the world and travelling. Learning the cultures of the different countries we were able to visit. We enjoyed all our port visits and were able to do many things and take tours.
Good deal trips, mini vacation, picnic on the middle of nowhere
I served 6 years as a submarine Nuclear Electronics Tech. The Navy was a great start to my life after high school. I deployed with some great guys and still keep in touch. Deployments are hard on families but it is a community and you go through it together.
Command Master Chief (Former Employee) – Various – July 21, 2017
I truly enjoyed my 32 years in the Navy. I got to go around the world once flying in a P-3 aircraft and then doing a Med Cruise and a West Pac on a ship. Yes, long hours and many years I missed birthdays, anniversaries, and family time but the pay and benefits after 32 years are wonderful. I got to see sights that people dream of seeing. Biggest enjoyment was the people that I worked with all along my career, made some outstanding friends that I still have to this day.
Challenging and rewarding experience thoughout my 22 year career.
Chief Equipment Operator, School Director (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – July 21, 2017
I enjoyed being a part of our great country's military and gained a tremendous amount of life experiences. I proudly served for 22 years and would like to have another successful career. I was a part of a fantastic team that dealt with a great diverse group of people from all walks of life and formed a bond that made the work place enjoyable. A typical day at work would consist of taking accountability of anywhere between 28-89 people and managing their daily work schedule and tasking. The workplace consisted of a number of different people from several different cultures and nationalities. I learned how to not only manage such a diverse group of people but how to get them to work together. I had to figure out everyones personality and what made them "click." The most rewarding part of the job was having the satisfaction to honorably serve my country and make a positive impact on the younger peoples lives.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Brunswick, ME – July 21, 2017
I joined a little later than most and wish that I had joined earlier, than maybe I would have stayed in longer. I am very grateful for all of the opportunities that I received while active duty, and for the experiences that I acquired. Would have probably stayed in longer if I did not end up having some personal family issues that needed my presence.
Master at Arms (Former Employee) – Souda Bay, Greece – July 21, 2017
The navy suffers from subpar management and an inability to manage funds. Underachievers are promoted by completing massive amounts of volunteer work during working hours but are less than able to perform the duties required for their position.
long days that stretch into weeks and up to a month, bad leadership, toxic environment, not family friendly
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.