(NMCB) Project Supervisor (Former Employee), Port Hueneme CA. – September 12, 2014
The Navy taught me leadership and understanding different cultures and religions no better place to teach that then in the military where you are all fighting for the same cause and everyone truly has everyone's back the comradery is second to none still miss it to this day.
Aviation Electrician (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – September 12, 2014
Pros: health care, free shelter, food.
Cons: deployments, 24/7 job. there is no real time off.
When work is available you work with a team to manage that part. Taking it in, documenting it, running it up, if no errors occur run it again. When errors are detected we would attempt to fix it. Then send the part back out to be used again. I've learned how to manage a team. Skills related to time management, social skills and how to deal with stressful – more... situations. The hardest part of the job is getting new bosses. Always rotating upper management makes it hard to get to know what your boss wants in terms of work. I enjoyed the culture the most. I was part of a team; I love being part of a team. – less
Pros: extensive training, good pay, excellent benefits
Cons: time away from family
My career in the US Navy was filled with challenges that were rewarding and beneficial. The training I received was some of the best the world could offer. I was given specialized training in my field of work which I in turn passed on to up and comers. I was afforded the opportunity to visit far off lands and gain insight into other cultures and people – more... around the world. The hardest part of my job was leaving my family behind while on deployment. I found the most enjoyment with the friendships I developed over the years. I have no regrets at all and would not trade my experience for anything. – less
A typical day at work consisted of managing shop damage reports, manual changes, supporting and conducting engineering investigations in support of our military. I learned about the components and capabilities of each engine system and then proceeded to apply that knowledge to carryout day to day tasks. Management provided support when needed to complete – more... various tasks assigned and provided a detailed individual development plan. My co-workers provided a solid support group and included myself in new processes that I had yet to encounter as an In-service Engineer Intern. The hardest part of the job was understanding the partnership between NAVAIR and the contractors that are associated with the same product. The most enjoyable part of the job was being recognized for accomplishments of completing tasks, such as instituting Interim Rapid Action Changes and completing engineering investigations. – less
Although I can say anything bad about my journey as a DoD Civilian, as for the financial status of our government and going through the Sequester and Downsizing, I would have rather not been a part of that.