Radioman, ommunication (Former Employee) – Indianapolis,In – October 15, 2013
Training, Any military issues the commanders want to discuss. Basic Military Requirements, Communications Management is very respectful, informative. co-workers get along well and respect each other. Early mornings Travel Not sure of salary
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mess Management Specialist (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 20, 2017
A typical day in the Navy is different for different people, Depending on shore duty or sea duty makes a difference. The Navy experience was good because you get a chance to represent your country all over the world.
Information Assurance Manager (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – October 20, 2017
Depending on where you are stationed..you will work 23 hour days, seven days a week.... or three or four hour days three or four days a week. Plenty of time off, free travel, and paid college and housing!
Information Systems Technician (IT) (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – October 20, 2017
I can't say for everything because I am in the reserve portion of the Navy, but the reserves it not that bad. If you know how to play things right and get he right job in the reserves you could be something called Active Duty Reserve which is you just take deployment after deployment. Then after you do enough just take some months off (longer than you would get on leave) and just enjoy life. I typed this up mainly because this is required for me to advance on this process.
Aviation Structural Mechanic (Honorable Discharge) (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 20, 2017
On the positive side of being in the military is the amount of people you get to meet. One thing I also liked was learning how to assess every job and going in with a game plan and learning to set goals and standards.
Naval Aviator (Pilot) / Division Officer (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – October 19, 2017
The typical day was anywhere between 6 hours to 12+ hours (especially on deployment) and required a great deal of time spent learning about your specific job/role/rank and was as the overarching structure of the Navy and it's bureaucracy.
Multiple benefits such as medical, dental and housing allowances
Long stressful work weeks and danger to life on the job
Electrician (Former Employee) – Bremerton, WA – October 19, 2017
A typical day at work is a muster in the morning where they usually put out the days tasks. Throughout the day new tasks will pop up with no warning which would be fine but, everything is considered high priority and if your not working on some 0-1's blown out light bulb instead of the water desalination plant that provides clean water for the whole ship you get your !@# chewed.
If you don't enjoy your family, you wont have to see them
If you enjoy your family, good luck getting to see them
Information Technician Specialist (Former Employee) – Groton, CT – October 19, 2017
Had to be at work but 7 am. We would have our divisional meetings and discuss what needed to be done for the day on top of the daily routine. I would work about 80 hours a week when not out to sea but would be working 24/7 minus the 6 hours of sleep you could get if you were lucky. The people I worked with was fun but the double standards were terrible.
Ship Serviceman (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 19, 2017
It has its pros and cons. Its hard to balance a family and be active duty. Has decent pay once you start ranking up. Deployments are very stressful, but if you get liberty sometimes traveling to other countries is fun.
decent pay, travel, insurance
barely any family time, gone long periods of time, stressful