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Fun, exciting and challenging.
Hospital Corpsman (Former Employee), World wideJuly 1, 2014
Being in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman allows one to learn from a collected pool of individuals. You gain superb people skills if you did not have them already, you also learn the value of teamwork and camaraderie. There is no typical day on the job. One minute you can be working on the labor and delivery ward and the next you could be in the thick – more... of it fighting along side the Marines. Your co-workers come from all over so you definitely have to be flexible when it comes to dealing with different personality types, but the job gets done as long as everyone has the same goal. The hardest part of the job as a Corpsman varies with where your assigned. The most enjoyable part is knowing that what you've for a patient ultimately helped them in some way, shape or form. – less
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Traveled the world and saw things no one else would see.
chef, vegetable prep/salad bar, and baking (Former Employee), Lemoore, CAJuly 1, 2014
We usually worked from 12- 18 hours per day, the knowledge that I have now has come from this organization. Management was strict, but fair. Co-workers and peers so they were always there if you needed them. Hardest part of this job is that I was in food service so we had long days and up early. The most enjoyable part is when I would go on deployments – more... with the carriers, always had fun and loved seeing the oceans everyday. – less
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Seeing the world
Gas Turbine Electronic Technician Third Class (Former Employee), Mayport, FLJuly 1, 2014
My time in the Navy was great. I learned a lot. seeing the world and working on warships.
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good place to work
Maintenance Person/Maintenance Scheduler (Former Employee), virginia vaJuly 1, 2014
good place to see the world. Just was ready to have a life. allways traveling.
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A fun yet professional and sociable administrative environment.
Boatswain's Mate, Yeoman. (Former Employee), Newport News, VAJuly 1, 2014
On an everyday basis I provided customer service to other naval employees, after, route documents to my upper chain of command. Dealt with protocol, naval instructions, enlisted evaluations (Evals), commissioned officer fitness reports (FitReps), naval messages, visitors, telephone calls and mail (both conventional and electronic). I organized files – more... and operate office equipment and order and distribute office supplies. I wrote, proofread and typed business and social letters, notices, directives, forms and reports. I was under the direct supervision of my chief and senior chief. The main obstacle I had problems with in the Navy was the lack of guidance. I have no problem finding the answer my self but I prefer to be at least pointed in the right direction. – less
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National defence
Machinery Repairman First Class (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 1, 2014
Manufactured and repaired parts for ships, submarines, aircraft, and U.S.M.C. equipment.
co-workers did there jobs.
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I recommend it for every youth
Avation Electrition (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: education, travel, adventure
It taught me a lot about the world, myself, The schools are some of the best in the world, and tradition is second to none. Dangerous and exciting, loved it, I like the people i worked with, and the equipment I worked on.
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Rewarding but with red tape
Acquisition Engineer (Current Employee), Washington DCJuly 1, 2014
Engaging work on interesting and challenging projects but subject to government red tape and bureaucracy
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NAVY Electronics Technician
Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Charleston, SCJuly 1, 2014
Enjoyed working and traveling the world while making lifetime friends.
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Challenging but rewarding
BEHAVIORAL TECHNICIAN / SHIFT LEADER (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: free medical and training. no day was the same. great people.
Cons: long work days. being on call 24hrs aday. at times, no personal life
Typical morning started off by writing the daily work schedule, seeing who called out sick and preparing for turnover. My day consisted of managing groups, watching the floor for safety and attending meetings. By making the schedule I learned who had certain skills and who was best for certain patients. I worked with military and civilians, which at – more... times was hard due to the fact that civilians could call out from work at any time as where the military had to see a Dr. and get approved by the command. The hardest part of my job was not staff splitting. Civilians had a different job description than the military, so when it came to reprimanding or passing information I sometimes had to talk with the department head and ask for assistance. The most enjoyable part of my job was watching the growth of the staff and the patients. – less
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Fast-paced, high stress, rewarding career
Fire Controlman 2nd Class (Former Employee), Yokosuka, JapanJuly 1, 2014
Pros: travel, networking, job security, benefits
Cons: high stress, long hours, seperation from family
Operated and maintained combat and weapons direction systems, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile systems, and gun fire control systems. Inspected, tested, aligned, and repaired micro/minicomputers and associated peripheral equipment, data conversion units, data display equipment, data link terminal equipment, print devices, and system related – more... equipment.

Learned how to handle large workloads with limited time in high stress environments.

Management consisted of multiple subject matter experts that were always there to support junior personnel if need be.

Difficult to be away from your family for years at a time.

Traveling was the most enjoyable part of the job. I have visited thirteen countries and took part in numerous volunteer opportunities around the world. – less
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Fun, yet stressfull and dangerous enviroment
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee), Norfolk, VAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: free travel to see the world.
Cons: not being able to go home everyday
As a Logistics specialist the job varied from many things. For two years 3 of us ran a store room (main 2 consumables). Participated in Replenishments at sea, loaded and unloaded Carry on delivery aircraft. A seperate two years I was IM4 Division's Logistic Specialist. Ordering aviation support equipment parts, sending out repairable items, maintained – more... a large budget as well as inventory. As a collateral duty, I was a command fitness leader, assisting other CFL's train over 2,000 sailors to prepare for their physical rediness test. – less
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Chance to travel and develop leadership skills
Commander Third Fleet (Former Employee), Point Loma, CAJuly 1, 2014
Pros: travel and experience
Cons: deployments and training periods
Job in the Navy is Operations Specialist but I also hold qualification in the security department.
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Petty Officer Second Class Job in the Navy
Military Supervisor (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJune 30, 2014
Pros: benefits, pay, culture, pride in job
Cons: constantly relocating
I enjoyed how the Navy was a diverse and dynamic work environment. I enjoyed how hard work and dedication consistently placed me in supervisory and management positions with great success. Hand-selected as a Supervisor of 106 Sailors across 6 departments. Flawlessly planned and executed a rigorous 24/7 work schedule resulting in over 8,500 man-hours. – more... Maintained and trained individuals for monthly testing requirements. As a military member the balance between work life and family life is often conflicted and for me came at the cost of living separated from family for over 3 years. Training new sailors and watching them learn and succeed was the most rewarding part of the job. – less
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Endless Experiences
Interior Communications Electrician (Current Employee), Norfolk, VAJune 30, 2014
Pros: free lunches, nice co-workers, medical and dental benefits
Cons: deadlines, constant pressure, coping to change
A typical day at work for me is going in and having the morning meeting where we discuss what there is to do and what the status is of the current critical jobs that need done and which ones are already done. Once that is done, we continue on to complete the tasks at hand to get the job done. These tasks include maintenance on electrical systems, troubleshooting – more... and repair of systems that are inop, ordering of parts needed to complete repairs and training on our ships systems. I have learned countless information being in the navy and it has made me a very knowledgeable technician. co-workers are all nice and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job for me individually was just the pressure to get things done on time. There is always a deadline to meet with each task so everything must be done and prioritized the right way to accomplish these items. The most enjoyable part of my job is just knowing that everyday I might learn something new I did not know the day before. – less
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Productive and fulfilling work environment
Logistics Manager (Current Employee), memphis, tnJune 30, 2014
Pros: great work environment, challenging work
Cons: fast pace
A typical day in the navy would involve me doing a multitude of logistic jobs. On any given day I would inventory parts, ship material , and log the finical gains and losses in the computer. The main thing I learned was how to manage my workload. One of the hardest things about my job is figuring out what priority things should go being that everything – more... is considered high priority. The most enjoyable part of my job is when our customers comeback and tell me how they appreciate the service I have provided. – less
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Would do it all over Again!!
Logistics Support (Former Employee), Portsmouth, VaJune 30, 2014
It was an honor and a privilege to wear the Navy uniform and serve my country.
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Exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.
Electrician (Former Employee), Norfolk, Va.June 30, 2014
Pros: fulfilling, rewarding and very interesting
Cons: pay (or lack thereof). travesty really.
Best thing I ever did. Cant remember having a bad day. Met a lot of great people and saw the world.
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Productive and fast paced work environment.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJune 30, 2014
Pros: all food, health care, and lodging provided.
Cons: long hours, busy days.
A typical day working for the Navy in the Electronics Technician capacity starts with cleaning then it moves right on to troubleshooting and maintenance for most of the day. Every evening there is another cleaning session followed by knock off.
I learned interpersonal skills and job skills that I will benefit from for the rest of my life.
Managers and – more... coworkers can range from great working partners to poor or even loathsome, most of the interpersonal workings of the Navy are directly liked to what kind of person you are.
The most difficult part of the job is the working hours. Some tasks or special projects may take away from sleep. The average work day is 14 hours.
The most enjoyable part of my job as an Electronics Technician was the reward of knowing that I repaired something extremely technical. – less
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Hard work, great benefits, no life, especially at sea.
A/C&R Tech, Engineman 2nd Class Supervisor (Former Employee), United StatesJune 30, 2014
Pros: shore duty, benefits
Cons: sea duty, no life
There are no typical days at work, hours are long and hard, mainly at sea. Best part is finally getting off for the day especially after working 12+ hours.

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