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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 18 Nov 2019

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3.5
66%
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73%
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Royal Navy CEO Sir Jonathon Band (no image)
Sir Jonathon Band
118 Ratings
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  1. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Requirements Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, medical and dental care, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Lack of control over life

    Royal Navy2019-08-03
  2. "Weapon Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Warrant Officer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing prospects with stability

    Cons

    Long periods of world travel.

    Royal Navy2019-11-18
  3. "Lots of travel, free training"

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    Current Employee - Leading Aircraft Engineer (AV) 

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

    Pros

    Travel, training, sports, free socks, lots of time off

    Cons

    Being away from family, terrible food, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look after people, excellent divisional system. Make the force fitter.

    Royal Navy2019-11-17
  4. "Life without limits"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Portsmouth, South East England, England

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

    Pros

    You can live a life without limits

    Cons

    It is difficult for family life

    Royal Navy2019-11-17
  5. "Great potential for industry"

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    Current Employee - Marine Engineer 

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great place to work on your skills in the early stages of your career.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn’t as promising as other careers.

    Royal Navy2019-11-13
  6. "See the world"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Through career benefits Educational accreditation pathway

    Cons

    Time away from home and loved ones.

    Royal Navy2019-11-12
  7. "Worthwhile experience"

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    Current Employee - Writer 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Unique workplace, interesting experiences, good benefits (medical, pension etc), some travel

    Cons

    Overworked due to staff shortages, Not compatible for married/family life (in my opinion.

    Royal Navy2019-11-11
  8. "Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Aircraft Mechanic 

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

    Pros

    Good possibility of Travel, opportunities for sport and adventurous training.

    Cons

    Slow to embrace change. Marching, saluting and general class system is archaic.

    Royal Navy2019-11-08
  9. "A great experience and sets you up for life."

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    Current Employee - Hydrographic Surveyor in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free medical and dental - Ease of promotion - Ability to save large amounts of money - Qualifications - Education discounted

    Cons

    - Time away from home (Upto 9 months) - No overtime salary - No days back after worked weekends - Promotion available to the wrong people

    Advice to Management

    - Make entry into the Royal Navy more strict, don't let anybody join - Allow extra time off for people who live far from where ship is based

    Royal Navy2019-11-08
  10. "RN job"

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    Former Employee - Aviation 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Make life long friends and memories

    Cons

    Time away from family and friends

    Royal Navy2019-11-06
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