Engineering Technician (Current Employee) – Keyport, WA – May 15, 2016
I've worked for the Navy as a civilian for 13 years and have had many chances to advance myself and gain work experience. I've worked with many good and knowledgeable people while working there and am now training the next generation of people.
Great place to work, great benefits, and very great challenges
2ND CLASS PETTY OFFICER (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 15, 2016
The U.S. Navy was a great challenge and a great expierience that allowed me to travel and meet new people, and make good money. It was alot to learn but now I appreciate the fact that because of these challenges I am now equipped to handle many different situations and I am much more capable of learning diverse things and being able to work in a diverse environment.
U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician (Current Employee) – Yigo, GU – May 15, 2016
Demanding lifestyle with many deployments each year. Mission oriented fast paced. Great benefits, opportunities for school if you have the time. Technical/Mechanical application needed to troubleshoot and repair complex systems.
Aviation Mechanic Third Class (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 13, 2016
My typical work day was mustering early in the morning and working on helicopters all day. I learned so much being in the Navy, it made me grow as a person to be around so many diverse and intellectual people.
Leading Petty Officer and Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 13, 2016
My time in the Navy was one of the greatest times of my life. I had the chance to travel the world and visit exotic ports of call. The work was arduous, but extremely satisfying. My day consisted of monitoring aircraft start-ups, marshaling aircraft to the catapult for launch, and marshaling aircraft to their final spot upon recovery. My shipmates were my brothers and sisters. I had the chance to lead, and work along side, some the greatest people that our country has to offer. The hardest part of my job were the hours. Many work days extended from 16 to 20 hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was returning from deployment with everybody we left with, and returning to our loved ones.
Officer (Former Employee) – Silverdale, WA – May 13, 2016
Like any service, there is lots of hard work. It isn't for everyone and you may be required to sacrifice some of your personal goals or family priorities to be successful. You are serving at the need of the Navy (i.e. they are going send you were they need you and you will work crazy hours). Unlike in the civilian world were safety may be the most important thing, accomplishing the mission is the most important thing in the military. Due to a highly regulated promotion vehicle, opportunities for truly outstanding individuals is limited. Unless you believe the U.S. Government is getting ready to default, job security is extremely high and pay is structured to give you a tax advantage.
Machinist Mate (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 13, 2016
My time in the Navy was an enjoyable time. I learned a lot about the ships given my rate of being a Machinist Mate. I also had the opportunity to work with an elite color guard. From completing HARP duty (working with the recruiter who enlisted you) to maintenance in the bilge (lowest part of the ship), my naval experience is one that I will never forget. I will also be able to apply things that I have learned to everyday life.
USN Recruiter (Former Employee) – Lawton, OK – May 12, 2016
Honored for serving in the USN. Only issue is the inconsistency with what type of Command you will be attached to. My co-workers were like family to me and I will most definitely miss that aspect. Proud to have been apart of the Recruiting organization and got a lot of fulfillment out of changing peoples lives by assisting them with enlisting them into the Armed Forces
Petty Officer (Current Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 12, 2016
To be honest the Navy has given to a lot to be thankful for, I have no regrets about working for them for 4 years... But I do not see myself there long term which is a my biggest motivation for leaving. However I would say the security at this job alone with relative ease of the job my things become too relaxed. I enjoy working in a professional environment with a fast pace. Where everyday I will be challenged in someway. That's not to take anything away from the Navy it just couldn't give me that so I look forward to working in a business that can!
benfits, healthcare, co-workers, travel, clear path to advance
not challenging enough, too relaxed, not profession
Awesome place to work, great people with great personalities
United States Navy Aviation Ordnance Technician (Former Employee) – USN – May 12, 2016
A typical day was getting with our team to see what work we had for the day. Loading, arming, maintenance, etc. I learned Leadership skills and how to communicate with people of all kinds, different cultures, ethnicity, religions, etc. Management was great, our Officers and Chiefs were easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was being away from home for Months and Years. The most enjoyable part was working with many persons and getting together, setting our differences aside and completing the missions.