Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 6 Mar 2021

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3.7
64%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Royal Navy Chief  Sir Jonathon Band (no image)
Sir Jonathon Band
182 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and people to work with(in 43 reviews)

  • "Travel opportunities - see places you would probably never see in a civilian career(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Time away can be difficult as can any Navy job(in 111 reviews)

  • "Time away from home, reduced ability to plan life(in 84 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leading engineering technician in Workington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Money Peers Benefits Travel Stuff

    Cons

    The command Food Accommodation Work to family ratio And food again

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  2. "Heave in light to"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chief Product Officer (CPO) in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time off and lots of leave

    Cons

    Saluting subbies , marching, WEs, WAFUs

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  3. "Officer Cadet"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Officer Cadet 

    I worked at Royal Navy part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are all like minded

    Cons

    The hours are too long

  4. "Best job in the Navy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Navy Diver in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A job for life if you wish, no 2 days are ever the same, great pay and benefits and a chance to still see the world

    Cons

    A lot of time away

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  5. "Varied career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctor in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of travel overseas, plenty strong team work ethos

    Cons

    Underresourced; over-committed; unpredictable bordering on chaotic existence.

  6. "Amazing career"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager 

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    A good jib Life without limits

    Cons

    There are quite a few Limits

  7. "Didn't think I'd have to fill this in."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Navy Commissioned Officer in Yeovilton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    See the world, decent wages, good mates

    Cons

    Time away from home, sometimes the food is crap

  8. "-"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aircraft Handler in Helston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    meet friends for life, training is challanging

    Cons

    goes downhill after the training really. then you're binded by contract and it ruins lives

  9. "Royal Navy"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Torpoint, England

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Good training, good friends and travel

    Cons

    lot of time away from home

  10. "Royal Navy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Royal Navy Able Rating in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, explore the world, amazing friendships

    Cons

    Can be poorly organised at times, away from home for long times

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