Master-At-Arms (Former Employee), Coronado, CA – September 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
(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.
Petty Officer Third Class (Former Employee), San Diego, CA, Bremerton, WA – September 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
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
Exciting and Satisfying work with great benefits and challenges
Suface Ordnance Limited Duty Officer (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – September 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
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
Sonar/Work Center Supervisor (Former Employee), Norfolk, Virginia – September 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
Best thing that ever happened to me 23 year veteran
Human Resources Division Officer (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – September 10, 2014
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