Petty Officer First Class (Male, Age 28) in San Antonio, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Petty Officer First Class|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||San Antonio, TX|
|Years Experience||1 year|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Table of Contents
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am an engineer on a submarine.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical, dental, vision,
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes – i work with a small group of people. i enjoy this aspect of my job because it’s nice to have human interaction. i dislike this part of my job because we are in such a small space that they can get on my nerves easily.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
yes – my supervisors and co-workers are easy to get along with.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||sleeping|
|8am to 9am||sleeping|
|9am to 10am||leave for wotk (when not at sea)|
|10am to 11am||arrive at work (when not at sea)|
|11am to 12pm||find out what is on the agenda|
|12pm to 1pm||work at the computer|
|1pm to 2pm||work at the computer|
|2pm to 3pm||work at the computer|
|3pm to 4pm||work at the computer|
|4pm to 5pm||work at the computer|
|5pm to 6pm||work at the computer|
|6pm to 7pm||go home (when not at sea)|
|7pm to 8pm||eat dinner|
|8pm to 9pm||watch tv|
|9pm to 10pm||read a book|
|10pm to 11pm||go to bed|
|11pm to 12am||sleep|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
scholarship program at school
What was the application process?
a series of interviews, approval from commanders
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes – an interview in San Diego, an interview with a 4 star general in Washington D.C., paperwork, swearing in.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
i don’t recall.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes – 1.5 years of naval school (post college) taught me all the things i needed to know
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes – a year and a half of school
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes – my college degree taught me all the engineering stuff i needed to pursue this career
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
talk to a Navy recruiter and have a college degree! also, make sure he/she isn’t claustrophobic.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
high-level math, college degree, social skills
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be ready to compromise and be stuck in small spaces
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes – i wanted to be in the military
What are your current career goals?
make the next pay grade
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
it is fun!!! 🙂
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||PO||1 year||40000||Submarine Engineer|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:4
|3.25||University of Texas at San Antonio||Engineering|
|Graduate or Professional|
(Masters or Doctorate)
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