Electronics Technician (Former Employee), Chantilly, VA – July 31, 2013
Pros: once enlisted into the us navy you are set until you get out. tax free money when deployed
Cons: deployments, warzone
The United States Navy is a great place to change your life for the better good. Take the Navy's core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment into consideration and life will get much better for you. The US Navy is the military so just follow the orders and get your work done.
Child and Youth Program Assistant (Former Employee), Wahiawā, HI – March 8, 2014
Working with kids is amazing. Everyday you go to work will be different and funny because the children always have a story to tell. All the co-workers are treated like family and work as a team in the classrooms.
Interesting experience which took me all over the world.
US Navy Sailor (Former Employee), Yokosuka, Japan – March 8, 2014
The US Navy produces an interesting cultural experience. Much of the time it is a strict military environment which taught me how to be more responsible and dependable. My experience was that with great co-workers all the way through the spectrum. Deployments were undoubtedly the hardest part of the job, most years we spent over 250 days at sea. The – more... foreign port visits were by far the most fun aspect of the job. – less
Search and Rescue Corpsman (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – March 8, 2014
Pros: medical, dental, education benefits
Cons: drastically changing leadership dynamic and shifting priorities for the overall armed forces
Throughout nearly a decade of service, my skill-set and daily tasks varied greatly, as well as the caliber of leadership. I have a positive overall opinion of my experience while in the Navy. I was able to travel and educate myself with the reward and security of wonderful benefits, as well as hone my talents, and forge a strong work ethic. The most – more... enjoyable part of my time was definitely deployment, and the satisfaction of completing meaningful tasks in a team-based environment. – less
Ship Serviceman (Former Employee), Mayport, FL – March 7, 2014
I loved the U.S. Navy, I miss it. As a sailor you get to see many countries and make many friends. You understand how to manage your time and to never be late. The work hours could be long and hard, but if you had a good team/division with you it made life on the ship easier. It was a great experience that I will never forget.
Gas Turbine Systems Technician, Mechanical (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – March 7, 2014
Pros: excellent benifits
Cons: away from family for long periods of time
wake up early in the am do some physical training then go straight to work learning new skills everyday. Co workers were great to work with and easy to get along with. hardest part was being away from family for several months.
one of the best leadership developmental opportunites in the world
Multiple Aircraft Mechanic related positions (Former Employee), various – March 7, 2014
Pros: numerous opportunites to advance and learn
Cons: travel quite a bit
if you were born never to be a leader but want to be - join the US Navy. This institution provides its members with all of the tools and opportunities to succeed even if they do not want to. There is an opportunity to lead and management people and programs (or equipment) at every turn. Seize these as they will teach valuable lessons for other areas – more... in life. It also develops the mind and body for resilience, to think fast and be resourceful! Would not change my time in service for the world! – less
Petty Officer 2nd Class (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – March 7, 2014
Working in the Navy was a great experience and taught me a lot. While in the navy I went in as an E-1 and advanced to E-5 in just four years. During those years I learned several different things from responsibility to managing a team of personnel. I also hade the privilege to meet many people who I can call not just friends but teachers, and leaders. – more... The hardest part of the job that I held was having to jump into critical thinking without a heads up. The most enjoyable thing about my job was going to work and always learning something new no matter what was going that day and having the expertise there to teach us and eventually becoming that expertise. – less
sonar technician 2nd class (STG2) (Former Employee), Oak Harbor, WA – March 7, 2014
Pros: medical, dental, and housing expenses covered; deployments, ports, international travel experiences.
Cons: occasional extreme stress, deployments and life on the ship could be rough.
Challenging but developed skills necessary to assist command in its mission; sometimes stressful yet taught to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Strict uniform regulations and code of conduct helpful to creating good employees for future employees. Chain of command (i.e. supervisors, LPO's, and Officers-in-Charge) very understanding and cooperative, – more... always willing to assist junior sailors with troubles and development. – less