Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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3.7
70%
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80%
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Royal Navy Chief  Sir Jonathon Band (no image)
Sir Jonathon Band
141 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, job security, world travel(in 31 reviews)

  • "Varied roles, job changes every 2 years, opportunities for travel and responsibility early in career(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time away from home salary could be better(in 78 reviews)

  • "the demands can be great with lots of time away from home(in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Weapons Engineer in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Travel camaraderie discipline structure development

    Cons

    Time away from home salary could be better

  2. "Good enough"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Able Seaman in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay see the world new experiences pension

    Cons

    too much time away from home

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  3. "Warfare Officer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Surface Warfare Officer in Canvey Island, England

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Job security Frequent travel Above average pay Equipment provided at no cost Accommodation and meals provided for free

    Cons

    Work/life balance Not family friendly Restricted career path Frequent short notice changes to time away Training quality can vary

  4. "Take the good with the frustrating"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando 

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

    Pros

    Good lads, time off and lots of physical activity

    Cons

    Can be away a lot. Dont have full autonomy over your living conditions. Frustrating being a small cog in a very large machine. Low salary

  5. "I am an officer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Officer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel world and experience great things for free

    Cons

    Not great pay considering the work

  6. "Royal Navy Artificer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Weapons Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Training, Pay, Pension, experience, travel

    Cons

    Time away from Home and family

  7. "Goof life skills"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Good people skills Good transferable skills Good friends

    Cons

    Work away from home to much

  8. "Great prospects... Work hard, play hard"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warrant Officer in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career structure, well paid and sets you up with good life skills

    Cons

    There is a huge issue with man power shortages

  9. "Marine Engineer Submariner"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LET MESM Electrical in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good promotional opportunities Great working environment Very interesting work

    Cons

    Lack of consistency with care

  10. "Royal Navy"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairn, Scotland

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheque, education paid for

    Cons

    Work life balance, time away

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