Petty Officer First Class (Male, Age 28) in San Antonio, TX

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePetty Officer First Class
Salary$40,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationSan Antonio, TX
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
US Navy

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?
well

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?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

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):
Income: 1
Benefits: 3
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
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 8amsleeping
8am to 9amsleeping
9am to 10amleave for wotk (when not at sea)
10am to 11amarrive at work (when not at sea)
11am to 12pmfind out what is on the agenda
12pm to 1pmwork at the computer
1pm to 2pmwork at the computer
2pm to 3pmwork at the computer
3pm to 4pmwork at the computer
4pm to 5pmwork at the computer
5pm to 6pmwork at the computer
6pm to 7pmgo home (when not at sea)
7pm to 8pmeat dinner
8pm to 9pmwatch tv
9pm to 10pmread a book
10pm to 11pmgo to bed
11pm to 12amsleep

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?
n/a

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?
ABSOLUTELY!!!

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1PO1 year40000Submarine Engineer
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.25University of Texas at San AntonioEngineering
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
n/an/an/a

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