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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 14 November 2018
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  1. "Aircraft handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friends and experiences you'll never forget

    Cons

    Going away all the time


  2. "Life in a blue one."

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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

    Travel, sports, security, friends for life.

    Cons

    Manning problems, retention, long term uncertainty

  3. "Commissioned Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, lots of job variety, lots of training

    Cons

    Moved around a lot with can be hard on family, while benefits are very competitive the actual salary is not.

    Advice to Management

    Remove red tape and allow freedom for innovation.


  4. "project engineer aircraft modifications"

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    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pension and excellent training.

    Cons

    treat like a child despite age and experience


  5. "Warfare Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Time off is great but you work hard for it.

    Cons

    The money is not great but time off makes up for it.


  6. "Warfare Branch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Secure employment, unique opportunities to travel the world, protecting UK interests & serving your country, good benefits package

    Cons

    Sometimes long periods away from home.


  7. "Stable work environment but is very rigid, lacking freedom and flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in Exeter, England
    Current Employee - Royal Marines Commando in Exeter, England

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

    Pros

    non-contributary pension, free fitness facilities, camaraderie, varied lifestyle,

    Cons

    Long stretches of time away from family, a culture of high expectations which reacts poorly to any failure (punish failure rather than learn from it).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your team members as people and not assets and their performance, attitude and productivity will improve.

  8. "Royal Marines Offiecr"

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    Current Employee - Major
    Current Employee - Major
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Varied career full of adventure. Camaraderie is first class.

    Cons

    Slow salary increase and pension is being eroded.


  9. "Petty Officer"

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    Current Employee - Petty Officer
    Current Employee - Petty Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable Employment
    Good Life if your single
    Travel around
    Paid Doctors/Dentist
    Accomidation

    Cons

    Stitched to go away when you have plans


  10. "Aircraft Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineering Technician in Yeovil, England
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineering Technician in Yeovil, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work / life balance
    Awesome lads

    Cons

    Pay doesn't match industry
    Treated like school kids
    Long time away from family
    Long commute back home every weekend at rush hour


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