Royal Navy Employee Reviews about "away from home"

Updated 30 Dec 2020

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170 Ratings
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  • "Good pay, benefits and security(in 40 reviews)

  • "Travel opportunities - see places you would probably never see in a civilian career(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Royal navy"

    5.0
    Current Employee - O3 - Navy - Lieutenant in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Great job lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Large amount of time away from home

  2. "Engineer in RN"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Continuous development, strong bonds with workmates, varied jobs, decent wage

    Cons

    Potentially too much time away from home if you have kids, lack of control over your life/plans.


  3. "AET Royal Navy"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Aeronautical Engineer in Portsmouth, South East England, England

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Social aspects Travel opportunities Friends made

    Cons

    Time away from home and traveling

  4. "Royal Navy Submariner"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    - Decent salary for young people - Meet people from different backgrounds - Trained to high level

    Cons

    - Salary quickly overtaken by civilian counter parts - Away from home for too long

  5. "Mechanical engineering"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Royal Navy Commissioned Officer in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for development

    Cons

    Be prepared to have lots of time away from home

  6. "Leading Hand"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Royal Navy in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Constant Pay, travel, great leave allowance

    Cons

    Some time away from home

  7. "Live the dream serve the queen"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Submarine Warfare Officer in Helensburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay Snazzy Uniform Ladies Love it

    Cons

    Very little time off Lots of time away from home

  8. "Very Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rotherham, England

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, even when in training

    Cons

    away from home most of the time

  9. "Officer"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Officer 

    I worked at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to develop

    Cons

    Work away from home a lot

  10. "Varied employment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Logistics Officer in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Royal Navy full-time

    Pros

    Officer pay Pension package Varied employment Travel worldwide

    Cons

    Time away from home when deployed Can be moved at short notice between roles Pay progression linked to rank

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