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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 5 April 2018
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Pros
  • 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. "Senior Operations and Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent team mentality and approach

    Cons

    Expected to work until the task is complete within tight timelines and minimal risk threshold.


  2. "Great laugh"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Plymouth, England
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Plymouth, England

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

    Pros

    brilliant opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None that i can think of

  3. "22 years spent in the Warfare Branch and Fleet Air Arm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPO in Helston, England
    Current Employee - CPO in Helston, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fantastic organisation which invests in its people like no other.

    Cons

    The needs of the service always come first.

    Advice to Management

    Keep standards high and continue to move with the times.


  4. "Changed so much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money compared to outside forces is still better
    Being on a ship at sea in foreign lands/water means happier employees!
    Perks that we still have (rail card, and ?????)
    Pension not good, but still better than civilian street

    Cons

    Further up ranks, more responsibility for not much more money
    Stuck in 1970s with regard to using modern technology, accommodation, what you can access
    Promotion does not equal a better pension or anything else, just more responsibility and stress
    Work / Life balance is expected to be just being at work

    Advice to Management

    Look after people who stay beyond 5 years (very few presently)
    Discharge all those senior who are very unhappy and bitter bringing down morale
    What is written in rule books - abide by it (JSPs frequently over ruled)


  5. "seaman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    comardarie
    freinds
    travel
    adventure
    development

    Cons

    long hours
    training
    lack of development


  6. "Life on the ocean wave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    sense of belonging. Travelling. Doing important work around the globe.

    Cons

    Pay isnt good enough for my rank. Distance and separation from family and friends. Being guilty until proven innocent.


  7. "Only for some"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Royal Navy part-time

    Pros

    Get to see the world

    Cons

    Backward traditions and class views

  8. "Great training packages for those willing to put in the effort."

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer Supervisor RN
    Current Employee - Aircraft Engineer Supervisor RN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits with health etc, good training and great people.

    Cons

    Working away from home
    Difficult work/home life balance
    Consistently changing the goal posts

    Advice to Management

    The majority of management are wonderful people, the problem comes from cuts to everything.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Start"

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    Current Employee - Leading Hand in Plymouth, England
    Current Employee - Leading Hand in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experience
    Life experience
    Job satisfaction
    Good basic salary
    Promotion opportunities
    Disciplined service
    Flexibility but this can also be a con

    Cons

    Time away from home and loved ones
    Lengthy deployments
    Nothing is set in stone and guaranteed with this role
    Certain parts of the country only.
    Travel time


  10. "Good progression/money, awful management"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Weapons in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician Weapons in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money
    Progression in specific branches

    Cons

    Constant False Promises
    Up to 9 Month Deployments


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