Royal Australian Navy Employee Reviews about "professional development"

Updated 3 Nov 2017

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Royal Australian Navy Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett
Vice Admiral Tim Barrett
43 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. "Very professional and supportive employer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marine Engineering Officer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent employer with enormous career advancement and professional development. Very wide range of career opportunities and excellent long term career prospects.

    Cons

    Large government organisation with imbeded process and proceedure can at times limit innovation and new emerging technology and best in class / industry applications.

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    "Navy CM"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager (SNCO) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, responsibility, trained and highly skilled, plenty of continuing professional development

    Cons

    Unreliable IT resources, complicated processes, heavy workloads, too many micromanagers

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    "Great: Pay, Travel, Friends, Learning … Poor: Flexibility"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager (SNCO) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pay: No secrecy or ambiguity as to what salary & entitlements are between jobs. The openness reduces the feeling of being discriminated against, as some might feel in corporate organisations that encourage pay secrecy. - Travel: 70% chance of travelling either domestically or abroad in your first 3 years. Benefits of travelling are that you save money and have an expenses paid trip to different country or city. The caveat is that visits may only be 3 days in duration, where you work 1 of the 3. Time at-sea to shore visit ratio is usually 2-3 weeks at sea, then a 3 day port visit. - Friends: You will go through basic training with a bunch of people and endure the same difficulties. It helps you rely on each other and will find that you will make friends easily. At-sea, you live in close quarter cabins, like being in college dorm rooms…without the mess. Benefit is that you will get to travel with some good friends. Catch is, you might have to put up with some difficult people…but you get to learn how to handle those situations Learning: Professional development is nurtured by the organisation. You will receive subsidy for study if you want to pursue individual courses or degrees. If the line of study is similar to your role in the Navy (i.e. Masters of Project Management, and you're in a management role), then you will have the opportunity for full funding of that degree…no further service obligation for postgrad too.

    Cons

    Flexibility: You don't have an opportunity to pick and choose where you want to work. You may submit requests, but if you are assigned to a work location, you must go.

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  4. "Royal Australian Navy"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy

    Pros

    Stable employment with a really good level of employer super contributions. Good options for professional development.

    Cons

    Not for those people who do not like extended periods away from home- obviously this depends on specialisation but can be onerous on relationships.

  5. "11 years of fun, development and experience that you can get no where else"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lieutenant (Navigation Specialist) in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel, professional development, leadership training, responsibility and comradarie. Non-cash benefits such as rental allowance, medical and overseas training opportunities make up for the lower base pay.

    Cons

    Travel can be excessive and lengthy at times (6 months of the year away in blocks ranging from 1 week to 3 months at a time). Promotion is based on time and performance, not just performance and pay is fixed. What this means is that you can be a top performer and get paid the same as a serial under-performer who is difficult to sack.

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