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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 21 September 2018
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  • "See the world and commit to something larger than yourself" (in 14 reviews)

  • "See the world, medical and dental benefits" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Royal Navy"

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    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Officer in Helensburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Officer in Helensburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travel, exciting experiences, broad range of responsibilities

    Cons

    Time away from family, challenging work environment when conducting operations


  2. "RN Chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and travel and medical benefits

    Cons

    away from home and long hours

    Advice to Management

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  3. "Warfare Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Reasonably good money. Good team ethos.

    Cons

    unpredictable and depending on the job not very flexible.


  4. "My thoughts of the Royal Navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    High Salary. Get to travel the world.

    Cons

    You cant really plan your personal life.


  5. "Submariner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for a submariner, good variety of roles.

    Cons

    Away a lot from family, unable to plan life in advance.


  6. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discipline and very good training

    Cons

    Hard work but very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Good for post education


  7. "Royal Marines Commando"

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    Former Employee - Royal Marines Commando
    Former Employee - Royal Marines Commando
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Unique Challenges that will force you to develop into a robust and capable individual.
    -Life skills.
    - Lots of leave days
    - Work with your best mates
    -Travel the world

    Cons

    - Very little say in what path your career takes, Undesirable Specialisations still require manning and individuals are pinged to fill the deficit. Spend 32 weeks grizzing training to pass out and be pinged as a driver or clerk with no say in the matter. Have ambition and drive? Want to give UKSF selection a crack? Better pass or you’ll be pinged.
    - slow career progression and a low salary.
    -very little geographical stability.
    -long periods of time away from home and family.

  8. "Hugely rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Royal Navy Commissioned Officer in Croydon, England
    Former Employee - Royal Navy Commissioned Officer in Croydon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    See the world and commit to something larger than yourself

    Cons

    Work life balance, full time commitment


  9. "Royal Navy Commissioned Offier Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Guaranteed equality with everyone of the same rank.
    Travel.
    Adventurous training opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance can suffer due to time away.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cash strapped organisation trying to compete"

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    Current Employee - Fighter Controller in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Fighter Controller in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay until mid seniority lieutenant. Good medical and dental cover.

    Cons

    Pension is only worthwhile if you stay 20 years. Good quality work hampered by a lack of money and a very poor attitude towards promotion.


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