Royal Australian Navy Employee Reviews about "time away"

Updated 18 Nov 2020

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Royal Australian Navy Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett
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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. "Royal Australian Navy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPO/E/7 

    I have been working at Royal Australian Navy full-time

    Pros

    Housing, Medical, Dental, Travel, Teamwork

    Cons

    Long Hours, long periods of time away

  2. "Awesome"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Combat Engineer in Adelaide
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Australian Navy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travelling around the world,Awesome work friends

    Cons

    Time away from home and family.


  3. "Great Job - see the world"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  4. "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

  5. "Amazing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilot in Nowra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, work-life balance, people and the after career opportunities

    Cons

    the exposure to possible violent and stressful areas. Also the amount of time away from home.

  6. "Beneficial"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef 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

    Training, posting, medical, salary, routine and stable.

    Cons

    Flexibility, travel, length of time away, hierarchy, politics.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Royal Australian Navy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Needs better workforce planning and management."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary for actual work required in most positions, various allowances (housing, seagoing allowance, etc) boost to even higher level. Job security is near total, unless you're really incompetent you have a job for life. Some interesting work, experiences and travel destinations in seagoing positions.

    Cons

    Length of time away from home when posted to a ship can be excessive, however usually offset by equivalent amount of time posted ashore afterwards. Excessive workload at sea in some positions, especially compared to very light workload in others can be very annoying. Lack of meaningful work in some positions, especially when posted ashore. The job security and lack of accountability mean a minority of your co-workers are going to be effectively useless.

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  9. "A career worth looking into"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  10. "Pros and Cons to RAN for a female"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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