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The Navy was a great learning experience with a sense of doing something good for our Country. I either was the mechanic shop supervisor if I was not on the flight schedule. In the mech shop I supervised anywhere from 13 to 20 personnel to work on multiple aircraft. When I was on the flight schedule I had to make sure aircraft was safe for flight doing preflight inspections to weight and balance and fuel logs as well as executing in flight procedures.
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Great place to start and a great place to finish! 31 years active duty service!

What is the best part of working at the company?travel, comradery, Life experience, sets you up for federal service, retirement plan, excellent pay at the higher ranks. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?If you are on a ship as an officer you don't get enough sleep. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?not a racial organization...the color of a persons skin doesn't matter...only the content of your character. What is a typical day like for you at the company?That is hard to answer...depends on your job. "Choose your Rate choose your fate" The hardest job you will ever love!
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Based on 7,880 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

I have learned so much about myself

I may be young, but I truly believe that I will never have a harder experience in life than working for the US Navy. There were some good, & lots of bad… BAD times. But I’d honestly wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. If you choose to serve. Do it for the right reasons, & overcome those obstacles. It doesn’t last forever. IGY6;


People, steady paycheck, Basic needs met


Leadership, Work/life balance, Redundancy
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Proud to Serve

Great work experience. Navy can teach you any skill you desire. You can meet people for all over the world. If you are sick for a week, you still get paid.


Great medical care


Long deployments
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4 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?Travel work experience What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being away from your family What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Meeting different cultures and pplWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Long hours. Lots of experience
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Negative and hostile work environment. The morale in the Navy will drive you towards mental problems due to toxic chain of command personnel. Not for everyone.
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5 stars

What is the best part of working at the company?As a research scientist, very flexible schedule. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Obtaining research funding.
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Safe, low-stress job depending on your role, but low pay and difficult to build technical skillset

Working for the Navy definitely has its benefits, for those looking for flexibility, job security, and incredible work-life balance. However, for someone who is looking to grow the technical skillset to be competitive in the job market, this is not the ideal place for that. Technology is routinely impeding progress instead of assisting it, as well as other factors. Opportunities for job growth in the technical field are also limited, meaning technical personnel are severely underpaid with low opportunity for promotion later in the career. For those who are pursuing a route in management and administration, there are far more opportunities for promotion, although these will also be underpaid in comparison to other companies and the responsibilities are an order of magnitude greater with an uneven increase in pay. For those technical personnel who are looking for a promotion at another company, it becomes difficult because the technical skillset does not develop at a rate that competitors in other companies are growing at. Despite all of this, the work-life balance and stress level of a mid-level technical employee is fantastic if salary and growth are not of primary concern.
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Depressing place to be at!

Wont recommend to proper leadership. All bunch of clowns, bunch of sucker middle age people. Making other people depressed because theyre depressed too
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Got to travel a lot and enjoyed being able to do such.being in the navy gave me a sense of great responsibility and I was able to do a lot while I was in.
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Hard working place

Hard work indeed not as easy as they make it look there will be some challenging days it’s for the ones who are built for it and can keep a level head and mentally stable as well




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Let’s he honest here. This not it unless you wasting your contract by being pregnant or a dirtbag. They purposely bag on the hard working people to praise the slackers. It might as well be a high school popularity contest.


Hours can vary based on job.


Long hours
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Getting to travel and see the world.

The Navy was my first real job after high school and it was one of the most exciting times of my life. The opportunities that the Navy gives someone is one in a life time. The different people that you come across leaves a lasting impact on your life and daily living.


free education


being away from family
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Good time.

Everything is pretty straight forward in the Navy. Equal opportunity are well applied and less drama than civilian world. You can learn about your job while serving the country. It was awesome experience.
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Get off to a good start, you will be judged by productivity.

I came into the Navy at 19. Still very immature. I learned from experience the way of grid in my branch of the military and took advantage of what I know. Success came later down the line, as I was a late bloomer.


Good pay, life insurance, health insurance.


Too much time away from family.
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Love working here

Meet great people and diverse community. Great job security and well paid. Lots of benefits and advancement is based on performance and knowledge. I strongly recommend.


Job security


Huge commitment
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It’s a challenging duty in service to our country

This company promotes travel, advancement and challenging lifestyle. The benefits long term are unique in the United States and Novell in government service. If a person is up for a dynamic environment that encourages growth and reaching your highest potential in skills and leadership while leveraging talent and potential through internship and hands on, job training, then this job is for you
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Great choice if you don't know what you want to do after graduating high school. ROTC program is the best

Once you are labeled for get a reputation, it's very hard to change. Lots of head and mind games. You are accountable to anyone that outranks you, whether you know them or not. Being an officer is the better way to go, and the Air Force is the best of all the services.
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Productive and world travel

Constantly evolving job in tasks and locations. Plenty of opportunity for career growth and education. Great teamwork building skills. Excellent benefits.
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Tough on family

The military is tough kn family life you do not have a say on when you go in smtp start your day or when you you leave everything’s always questioned




Work life balance.
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Great work place

Nice place to work with little worry about parking. Great relation with customers and coworkers. Good with on site cross training and learning new skills.
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Engineer at US Navy

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Based on 35,792 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
4.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.8 out of 5 stars for Management
4.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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