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Interviews at U.S. Navy

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at U.S. Navy.
Interview experience
Based on 3,824 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 3,749 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 3,345 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at U.S. Navy

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 8.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 4.

Interview process length
More than one month
About a day or two
About a month
About a week
About two weeks
Most reported steps
Background check
Drug test
Written test
On-site interview
Phone call/screening
Least reported steps
They have no interview
Take-home/sample work

What candidates say about the interview process at U.S. Navy

  • Take a test, choose a branch, choose a job, get hauled off, get yelled at, make it through boot, and boom you’re in.
    Shared on April 7, 2019 - Gunners Mate - San Diego, CA
  • Long and annoying with a long wait, just like your future employer. You need to be ready for a secret and sometimes top secret security clearance, depending on your job.
    Shared on March 30, 2019 - Security Specialist - United States
  • Many physical/mental checks as well as background, driving and criminal history.
    Shared on March 19, 2019 - United States Navy - Cleveland, OH

Interview questions at U.S. Navy

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • There wasn't an interview. I took a test and that is how I was matched with my mos and from there it took off.
    Shared on April 5, 2019 - Ams , aircrewman, loadmaster, observer and spvr. - Patuxent River, MD
  • None I was voluntold my potion.
    Shared on March 18, 2019 - Consultant/Ombudsman (Public Advocate) - San Diego, CA
  • Principle questions revolved around personal back ground, physical health and academic potential
    Shared on February 23, 2019 - MACHINERY REPAIRMAN 1st CLASS - Various locations in the United States and abroad

Interview tips at U.S. Navy

Dress code for the interview
  • They didn’t have a dress code38%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)23%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)22%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)8%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at U.S. Navy

  • Stop now, if you qualify for any technical rating, you can find better employment with our giving up your youth
    Shared on March 4, 2020 - Chief Electronics Technician, Nuclear - Silverdale, WA
  • Be Honest.
    Shared on December 25, 2019 - Nuclear Machinist Mate - Newport News, VA
  • Be sure to pick a job that you will enjoy, you will learn this job very well, and it will benefit you for the rest of your life.
    Shared on December 8, 2019 - Electrician - Norfolk, VA

The first interview at U.S. Navy

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In48%
  • Recruiter contacted me22%
  • Other14%
  • I called them9%
  • Other online job site3%

How candidates received their first interview at U.S. Navy

  • Headhunter
    Shared on September 27, 2019 - Technical Engineer III - Mechanical - Pittsburg, CA 94565
  • Walked into the airforce recruiters office, was kindly ushered into the navy recruiters office.
    Shared on April 6, 2019 - Electronics Technician - Pearl Harbor, HI
  • I walked into a recruiter's office in Tulsa, OK, across the street from Wodland Hills Mall.
    Shared on March 21, 2019 - Cryptologic Technician/E-5 - Fallon, NV - last assignment
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