Program Support Technician (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – December 2, 2015
Fun yet challenging working environment. Provides for adequate work and life balance. Currently working on a Government Contract so advancement is limited without changing companies. Management very nice and engaging.
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 16, 2017
The Navy is not for everybody. You have to be ready to leave and go places you may not feel comfortable in. However, you are also able to see parts of the world you wouldn't have been able to otherwise; and get paid to be there.
Senior Enlisted Leader (Former Employee) – Various – November 16, 2017
The Navy treated me very well and I enjoyed my 21+ years that I served. I held a variety of jobs. My most challenging position was when I was assigned to a submarine repair facility. My final assignment was at an air traffic control facility in San Diego, CA. I was in a management role at these two commands.
Great option for serving the country, but don't expect to get paid.
Nuclear Electrician (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – November 16, 2017
Every aspect about the Navy is bad compared to the corporate civilian sector. Bad pay, bad benefits, bad management, bad work environment, bad working hours. Like I said, if you want to serve your country, you have understand you won't get any appropriate benefit for doing so. Worst part of the job are the people you work with and work for. I don't regret my time in the Navy but if I knew all this before hand I would have done things much much differently.
TRAINING OFFICER (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – November 16, 2017
The military does great things for many people, however, given the enlistment structure, the average age is around 22, and the culture skews young. I found it to be a tremendously immature environment.
Intelligence Analyst and Reporter (Former Employee) – Norfolk Naval Station, VA NIOC Hawaii – November 16, 2017
A typical Navy day, depending on my command, was 8 hours, mostly administrative work with equipment maintenance intertwined. Breaks were taken as needed unless there was a time critical job to get done. I learned teamwork, leadership, and how to prioritize to get things done in a timely manner. When it came to deployment, I worked 12 hours a day with no days off, except for the foreign port calls, the best part of the Navy for me.
Job security, benifits, travel, free education, career experience
relatively unprodicatble schedule, different leadership styles, relocation
Missile Technician (Current Employee) – Georgia – November 16, 2017
The military is what you make of it. You can just get by day to day or you can succeed and push yourself. The benefits are amazing and the bond you grow with individuals in the military is amazing. I don't regret anything I have done in the military. Great experience.