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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 12 July 2018
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  • "Good travel, good training, well looked after get paid to see the world" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits and travel" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Royal Navy"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Senior Maintenance"

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

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    A good career progression within the RN

    Cons

    Away time can be a problem

  3. "Lieutenant"

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    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, standard of pension.

    Cons

    Away from home, declining promotion opportunities


  4. "Warrant Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warrant Officer in Stranraer, Scotland
    Current Employee - Warrant Officer in Stranraer, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An exceptional organisation which I have been a part of for 27 years, enjoyed the opportunity to lead and manage from the front.

    Cons

    Reaching an age and a time in my life were I wish to spend more time at home. My family circumstances have recently changed and I wish to be located nearer to home (Stranraer)

    Advice to Management

    I offer exceptional managerial and organisational skills, I have led large and small teams on many different employment taskings at home and abroad. I am an exceptional community and offer good coaching and mentoring skills.


  5. "Great career if you can stay beyond 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Weapons Adviser in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Weapons Adviser in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Career in Engineering and a great sense of belonging to something good in the world..

    Cons

    Expectation to drop everything at a minutes notice to deploy world wide and be in incommunicado for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    RN do not guard their experienced personnel wisely these days. There lack of Experience in SQEP is frightening.


  6. "A very enjoyable career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and lots of opportunity for personal and professional development. Plenty of opportunity for adventurous training.
    Great stepping stone to get a career outside of the military.

    Cons

    Work life balance not very good when front line.
    Promotion far to slow.
    haemorrhaging experienced people as there is a demand outside of the forces.
    The pensions have been reduced to the point where they are no longer attractive enough to retain people.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people faster. Too many people losing their enthusiasm when passed over for promotion.


  7. "National Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Lieutenant Cdr in London, England
    Former Employee - Lieutenant Cdr in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    travel, pay benefits such as medical and dental

    Cons

    have to go away a lot in certain branches

    Advice to Management

    Look after people better don't treat as number

  8. "Commissioning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Adventure, leadership training and responsibility at an early stage.

    Cons

    Not great for raising a family with little or no control over the direction of your career, postings or work/life balance


  9. "POAET"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great personal development and opportunities for career progression.

    Cons

    Have to be flexible as to geographic locations.


  10. "From bad to worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holywood, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can see the world

    Cons

    You get paid less than your civilian counterparts.
    The food and accomodation is worse than what would be acceptable for prisoners.
    There is no manpower so you have to do the work of 2 or sometimes 3 people.
    You are treated with contempt by officers.
    Being the best at your job will never get you promoted, you need to be friends with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Do something..anything before its too late.
    The Navy needs more manpower and more money now not later.
    The rot that has set in has resulted in your junior rates leaving at an alarming rate. The 10 years of budget cuts have crippled the service so much, its probably terminal.
    Sure we have new ships, but they are no use if you have no one to operate them.


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