US Navy Reviews

Updated 13 Jul 2020

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US Navy Acting Secretary Sean Stackley
Sean Stackley
1,068 Ratings
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  1. "Rewarding"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Naval Officer in Canberra

    I have been working at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with a high degree of variety

    Cons

    Long periods being away however this is far outweighed by the benefits.

  2. "Chief Petty Officer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at US Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity. Get training, experience and see the world.

    Cons

    Long absences, not always able to choose where you live.

  3. "Information Warfare Officer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting work utilizing cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Changing location every 2-3 years.

  4. "Best experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - E5 - Navy - Petty Officer Second Class in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Travel, benefits, flexible, and fulfilling

    Cons

    Relocation, duty, structural, and promotion,

  5. "Only do it if you're sure you are ready to commit."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Nuclear Machinist's Mate in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Military perks, easy advancement as a Nuke, and you get to feel special.

    Cons

    Per carrier life: No quality of life, you don't matter - the plant does. You watch the rest of the ship go home while you're stuck for 10-12 hours every day, often the weekends. Duty days are twice as often. If you expect to sleep, don't. Lack of sleep isn't an excuse. Lack of knowledge is a sin, and you are considered garbage until you outperform all of your peers. You have too many things scheduled for you, forcing you to come in after work hours to get the rest of your responsibilities done.

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  6. "Navy Nuke"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - United States Navy Reactor Operator in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and some of the pay is not taxed

    Cons

    Time away from family is rough

  7. "Retired in 1995"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - MMC in Norfolk, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good life and exciting travel

    Cons

    Low pay and long periods away

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  8. "Director of Supply Chain"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director of Supply Chain in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with great, intelligent people

    Cons

    Too many what if Power Point Projects

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  9. "Sense of purpose, more than a job, rock solid security"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Pilot 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Unique career and opportunities, morale and camaraderie, stable career/income

    Cons

    Schedule is not your own, changes happen slowly

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  10. "Just Awesome"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Navy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of travel, excellent food.

    Cons

    Most fun you never want to have again

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