Royal Australian Navy Employee Reviews about "away from family"

Updated 22 Nov 2020

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Royal Australian Navy Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett
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44 Ratings
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  • "The benefits are good, such as medical and dental(in 8 reviews)

  • "chances to go places, good place your start your career, free medical, dental(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - E3 - Navy - Seaman in Potts Point

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time

    Pros

    - travel - free medical and dental

    Cons

    - away from family - long hours

  2. "Great Job - see the world"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - General Manager in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great culture, leadership, strategy and prospects.

    Cons

    time away from family and friends.

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  3. "Logistics Officer"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Sydney

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travelling around the world is an amazing opportunity to see the world

    Cons

    Time away from family can be difficult

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Royal Australian Navy"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interesting Work -Good people to work with -Visit interesting places (sometimes) -Good superannuation scheme -Good rental assistance to subsidise the cost of renting -Dynamic environment

    Cons

    -Long time away from family -Fixed wage encourages "dead-wood" employees to hang around past their usefulness to the organisation. They end up sucking the life out of the organisation and prevent opportunities for younger members to progress -It takes a long time to complete training -Dynamic environment leads to daily crisis-management

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  5. "A career worth looking into"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and conditions. Free medical and Dental. subsidized accomodation. lots of courses you can use after you leave. Great friends and professional outfit. Bullying is not tolerated.

    Cons

    Time away from family is tough. recent Defence ministers have all been idiots. Too Politically correct at times. Too much emphasis on teaching common sense instead of screening for it when recruiting.

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  6. "ET Navy"

    3.0
     
    Recommends

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    The benefits are good, such as medical and dental. Also housing is subsidized which is a massive pro.

    Cons

    Have to travel alot, new posting every two years not neccesarily in the same location. Not a huge amount of career satisfaction, have to go to sea (obviously) and be away from family for months at a time.

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  7. "career"

    5.0
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    CPOMT in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    travel, pay, subsidies, and get to defend Australia

    Cons

    away from family for too long

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  8. "Ableseaman ETP"

    3.0
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    ABETP in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    I was only in for 3 year and it was before 2011. I did my basic training at HMAS Cerberus and after 12 week, went on wash deck locker for 2 month waiting for an opening for my rate (which is what I was going to do while in the navy). The school of Electronic at Cerberus would be as good as any other tech school in civvie land. Money was good and travel all around the world if you stay in long enough.

    Cons

    Away from family for long period of time, your qualifications aren’t recognized out of the Navy unless you went in as a midshipmen. (I don't know these day whether they are know or not but in my day you would have to do a bridging course to get qualification's). My posting then was to the HMAS Viking which was a training ship for midshipman docked at Perth.

  9. "Pros and Cons to RAN for a female"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - LSCIS in Darwin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn to respect and be respected. Travel the world for free. security. Enjoy your work. The biggest Pro when you need a change of scenery you don't need to change jobs just post to a different location/ office. March in your uniform for ANZAC Day, which carries so much pride. Be awarded medals Free training

    Cons

    working hard ( which isn't that bad) sacrificing time away from family

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  10. "Navy"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    travel, sailing the high seas meeting alot of different people from different cultures, marching in the city of sydney on Anzac day

    Cons

    alot of time away from family. being treated like a child every day, duties,poor pay only able to stay in one spot for 2 years

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