A secure work environment where you feel like you really matter.
First Lieutenant Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Virginia Beach, VA – August 12, 2014
A typical day at work started with a daily meeting to discuss the workload between all workcenters involved. Each work center knew exactly what tasks they needed to complete, and how long they would have to get it done. Communication is key. No work center was better than the other, and no one left anyone out of the happenings of the day. When a new – more... shift came on, the off-going shift took the time to explain what work was left to be done, if any, before the next meeting. The hardest part about the job was training new sailors when they came in, and watching the older ones leave when their time was up. The most enjoyable part of the job was the chance to see just how much of a difference we made in the world with my own eyes. – less
Information Systems Technician Chief, ITC(SW/AW) (Former Employee), Norfolk, VA – August 12, 2014
My 21+ years in the US Navy were fun and exciting. Your typical work week might have you on a 6 month deployment to the Mediterranean where you would visit many countries such as France, Italy, Greece, or Spain. Work hours can be long in the Navy depending on your rate. My work hours were usually 12 hour rotating watches during deployment and 9 hour – more... work days while in homeport with weekend duties. The hardest part of this job is staying gone often from family and friends. – less
Excellent environment to practice and utilize critical thinking skils.
Navy Reserve Critical Care Nurse (Current Employee), World Wide – August 12, 2014
Pros: professional caring, dedicated staff.
Excellent professional work place with other likeminded staff. Being a nurse military and civilian is a calling and that makes it easy, fun, and worthwhile to go in to either establishment everyday. It's not a job, it's my life and my calling. I believe that I am where I need to be every workday. A typical day is utilizing my skills, and I learn from – more... others as well as teach others. Time management is critical in the critical care environment as well as interphasing with management staff. Sometimes the hardest part of my job is commuting, but the job itself is an exercise of timgement, skills, compassion, and caring for those entrusted to my care during their acute phase of illness and/ injury. The most enjoyable part of my job is immediate gratification from utilizing my wisdom, skills, initiative, and collaborating with my fellow medical professionals. – less
Petty Officer Second Class (Former Employee), Florida – August 11, 2014
Pros: free healthcare
If you are angry at the world and want to spend some quality time with other people like you, then the US Navy is the place for you. A typical day of work consist of micro managers telling you what to do. I learned that life is far too precious and being angry does not solve any problems. Coworkers are there to support you or make life even more miserable. – more... The hardest part of the job is indescribable, there are no words. The most enjoyable part of the job is traveling around the world and meeting new interesting people. – less
Cryptologic Technician (Current Employee), San Diego, CA – August 11, 2014
Pros: job stability
Cons: prolong travel
Daily workdays are far from routine. You must possess the ability to stay flexible. The training is continuous and retention of all information may seem overwhelming at times. You must find a mean to organize training until it seems routine. Due to the fast pace environment you might have to make a critical decision and you must rely on the training – more... you received.
Service members will back each other when it comes to mission and unit sustainability. You are only strong as a team and not as a individual. Team player plays a vital role on mission success and unit ability to respond quickly.
The hardest part of the job is being away from family and loved ones. Although we have a commitment to military service, we also have a commitment to our families. You will be challenged on how to make each balance out.
The diversity the military possess act as any eye opener to many Service members. This is beneficial for all members because some never left their home town and had the opportunity to interact with different ethnicities. – less
Assistant Program Manager for Systems Engineering (Current Employee), MD – August 11, 2014
Flexible hours which included every other Friday off as part of the compressed work week schedule. Good compensation once you had been working for several years. Varied and interesting career paths open for exploration. Help with additional schooling and training.
Loved being an electrician on the aircraft. Could have done without the military part of it.
Aviation Electrician 2nd Class (Former Employee), Ridgecrest, California – August 10, 2014
Pros: travel and skills learning. earned college degree.
Cons: you do not need people skills to be a leader in the navy.
The Navy simply was not all I hoped it would be. I loved the job that I signed up for (Aviation Electrician). The biggest problem was that the job I signed up for was about 10% of the overall experience day-to-day. I did get to travel a lot and lived in another nation for part of my tour. I would not trade that for the world. However, the Navy made – more... me pay for it. I do not regret signing up and I do not regret my reenlistment. I am however, glad that it is over and I can use my talents and skills as a civilian and not put up with the military aspect of the job anymore. – less