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A way of life -- not a job
Master-At-Arms (Former Employee), Coronado, CASeptember 14, 2014
Pros: benefits, travel, education
Cons: no unadulterated time off. different way of life than most anything in the civilian world.
The navy is a great way to learn skill sets that are not available in the civilian sector. Traveling is another great thing about the Navy. Some of my favorite times were on deployment on a ship in the middle of the ocean. Simply an amazing experience.

The life lessons that can be learned here are tremendous and I am unable to explain it. The military – more... is a way of life and not just a job. – less
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Worked aboard Aircraft Carrier
Aviation Boatswains Mate (Former Employee), EverywhereSeptember 13, 2014
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I worked aboard an aircraft carrier, launching and recovering aircraft in defense operations.
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Great: I Truly grew up there
(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.
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US Navy Aircraft Carrier
Petty Officer Third Class (Former Employee), San Diego, CA, Bremerton, WASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: great pay and a free trip around the world
Cons: long hours and it was like a moving city plus dealing with other people attitude
A typical day at work was cooing for 3000 crew members while maintaining the cleanliness of our Galleys
I learned a lot about the history of the navy and i also learned about cooking different foods
my supervisors helped me get through a tough time i was having adjusting to military life but i got thru is and had a lot of fun
my shipmates where the – more... best of course everyone was different coming from different states so the part of it was great learning something new everyday
the hardest part of my job was that it was on the water in the middle of the ocean so when i got off work there was no going home
The most enjoyable was all the countries i got to see and visit – less
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Good Place to Grow
Aviation Electrician (Former Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 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
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Loved every single day in the US Navy
Aviation Boatswain's Mate Aircraft Handler (Former Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 12, 2014
Truly enjoyed seeing the world and fighting for my country. Always learned so much about life by the people I've met. Enjoyed all those years I spent in the military
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Serve your country and make money doing it
Lead Safety Program Manager / Analyst (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 12, 2014
Great place to work, go and see the world and learn lots of new skills.
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Enjoyed Serving my Country
Electrician Mate (Former Employee), Mayport FlSeptember 12, 2014
Learned on the job. Helpful co workers. Strong bonds and friendships. Leadership was great
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Enjoyed my time in the Navy
Corpsman (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 12, 2014
Loved the Job miss it every day but I value my time with my wife so I took my honorable discharge after 5 years of service and I am now continuing my education.
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Development and enhancement
Navigation Specialist (Former Employee), pearl harbor hawaiiSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: traveling
Cons: dangerous
work was challenging, fun and there was plenty of room for advancement.
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Exciting and Satisfying work with great benefits and challenges
Suface Ordnance Limited Duty Officer (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: good promotion oppurtunity
Cons: 12hour days in some cases and then 4 or 5 hour watches
29 years with the Navy and very successful career. I have had great mentors and had the pleasure of managing and leading great people from a variety of cultures, and backgrounds. The most enjoyable part of my job was the always changing challenges, and working and delivering expectations on time or ahead of schedule to get the ship ready to get underway – more... to support national critical tasking. – less
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Excellent career path with exceptional benefits
Senior Electronics Supervisor (Current Employee), Multiple job locationsSeptember 11, 2014
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
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military
Boiler Technician (Former Employee), Norfolk, vaSeptember 11, 2014
Pros: seeing the world
Cons: long hard days 6 month deployments
long hard days, get to see the world and work with all kinds of people, make friends for life
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Very rewarding career, as long as you are willing to make sacrifices.
Nuclear Repair Mechanic (Current Employee), Groton, CTSeptember 11, 2014
Relatively secure place to work, as long as you are okay with having your life controlled for you. Relatively quick advancement, depending on the job you choose.
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Great Place to work
Sonar/Work Center Supervisor (Former Employee), Norfolk, VirginiaSeptember 11, 2014
The duties performed by STG-AEFs include: operate sonar sensors for detection and classification of contacts; operate underwater fire control systems; identify sounds produced by surface ships, torpedoes, submarines, evasion devices, sonar transmissions, marine life and natural phenomena; analyze, interpret and report all acoustic data; identify the – more... characteristics, functions and effects of controlled jamming and evasive devices on sonar operations; prepare and interpret sonar messages; maintain charts and plots; operate tape recorders, bathythermographs and fathometers, computer localization subsystems and data entry terminals; recognize major equipment malfunctions during sensor operations; perform preventive and corrective maintenance on sonar equipment and underwater fire control systems including use of general purpose test equipment; identify electronic components on schematics and tracing major signal flow; use hand tools and portable power tools; operate underwater communications equipment. – less
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GREAT CAREER WHICH PROVIDED STABILITY AND LONGIVITY TO RAISE A FAMILY
DIVISION CHIEF (Former Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: medical, dental, leave
Cons: deployments away from family
US NAVY PROVIDES EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS AS WELL AS TRAINING, TIME OFF, VACATION, MEDICAL AND DENTAL
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U.S.Navy
Boatswain Mate 3 (Former Employee), Norfolk, VASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: visiting foreign countries and learning other cultures
Cons: 24/7 at work for months at a time
At Sea most of the time
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24/7 at work for months at a time
visiting foreign countries and learning other cultures
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Patient care
Urology Technician (Former Employee), Portsmouth, VASeptember 11, 2014
-Minimum of 80 patients

-I learned great teamwork skills

-Co-workers and myself got along well

-The hardest part is whenever we had more than 110 plus patients

-Most enjoyable part was seeing the patients being taken care of
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Productive and fun workplace
Yeoman (Administrative Clerk) (Former Employee), BahrainSeptember 11, 2014
A typical work day would be from 0730 to 1600. My co-workers were great to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that it was all worth it at the end of the day.
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Best thing that ever happened to me 23 year veteran
Human Resources Division Officer (Current Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 10, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: ardous and sometimes long working hours. 24 hr availability
Able to communicate with other department managers in a cohesive environment providing manning training and equipment to operators around the world. My co workers are junior and senior personnel with a variety of skills and job specialties. Getting everybody on the same page and moving in the right direction is the most challenging and also the most – more... rewarding part of this job. We never fail to produce quality. – less

About U.S. Navy

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