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Royal Navy Reviews

Updated 20 February 2019
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  • "See the world and commit to something larger than yourself" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, some excellent benefits" (in 17 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. "Navy/Marines"

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

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Travel, leadership opportunities, relative pay, diversity of jobs

    Cons

    sometimes too much time away, sometimes little say in where you are stationed

  3. "Life in the RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed income and plenty of time off, although not always when you want it.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of time at sea. Don't always feel valued or challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Give your crew more time off when not at sea and make them feel more valued! Treating people as adults will go a long way into improving the morale of your crew.


  4. "IT Communications Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Leading engineering technician in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Leading engineering technician in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Spirit, Leadership, Longevity, Travel, Training

    Cons

    Time away from home and Family

    Advice to Management

    Make Deployments Shorter and increase Pay inline with civilian employers.


  5. "Great fun"

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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

    Great people, lots of training and development, adventurous ethos.

    Cons

    Time away from home and family


  6. "Pilot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work. Travel opportunities. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Changing roles every 2 years can lead to dislocation from family.


  7. "Life in a blue one"

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

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

    Pros

    Global travel and sporting opportunities.

    Cons

    Balance of work and home life

  8. "Lieutenant Royal Navy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Exciting early career development for a graduate engineer.

    Cons

    Not flexible, requires commitment to move location regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Improve retention with incentives


  9. "Commissioned Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Personal Development
    Travel
    Career progression
    Lots of responsibility early on in your career

    Cons

    Having to move every 2 years


  10. "High highs and very low lows"

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    Current Employee - Marine Engineer in Plymouth, England
    Current Employee - Marine Engineer in Plymouth, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotion fairly quick due to the amount of engineers leaving

    Cons

    Very low pay for what is expected of you

    Advice to Management

    Until the Navy realises that it needs its engineers more than they need the navy, nothing will change. I was recently on a career transition workshop course and the class was 80% engineers leaving for a new job