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2010 Navy Total Force Survey
Summary of Results
Dr. Paul Rosenfeld
Navy Personnel Research, Studies, and Technology (NPRST)

March 2011

Background
 First scientific survey of
Navy’s Total Force –
Active, Reserve, and
Civilian
 Assesses work-life and
career-related topics
common across the Total
Force
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Establishes baseline measures for future reference
• Period: Feb-Sep 2010
• Sample : 44,486
20,250 AC, 14,000 RC, 10,236 Civ
• Response Rate:
24% AC, 31% RC, 37% Civ
• Margin of Error:
+/- 3% or less on key items
Key Findings
 Consistent and positive results on key indicators
Job satisfaction, compensation, intention to stay with Navy
 Enjoyment of job and benefits were top reasons to stay
Retirement, healthcare or medical/dental
 Deployment/mobilization duration and frequency were top
reasons to leave
 Fewer Civilians reported problems balancing personal life
and career than did AC and RC Sailors
 Civilians were less satisfied than AC and RC in career
progression issues
Career development, performance system, and promotion system
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Useful, credible results for Total Force view
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Survey Results
N

P

R

S

T

J ob Satisfaction
79%
76%
72%
12%
13%
9%
13%
11%
15%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Satisfied Neither Dissatisfied
Note: Q11. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your Navy job?
N

P

R

S

T

J ob Satisfaction
82%
85%
86%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
70%
73%
78%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
Note: Q11. Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your Navy job?
% Satisfied/Very Satisfied
N

P

R

S

T

Total Compensation
70%
70%
66%
12%
16%
18%
17%
13%
18%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Satisfied Neither Dissatisfied
Note: Q12a. Taking all things into consideration, how satisfied are you in general, with each of the following aspects of working for your
organization? – Your total compensation (i.e., pay, incentives, bonuses)
N

P

R

S

T

Total Compensation
83%
81%
77%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
62%
67%
69%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
Note: Q12a. Taking all things into consideration, how satisfied are you in general, with each of the following aspects of working for your
organization? – Your total compensation (i.e., pay, incentives, bonuses)
% Satisfied/Very Satisfied
N

P

R

S

T

Career Intention
74%
77%
70%
15%
10%
11%
9%
14%
20%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Likely Neither Unlikely
Note: Q13. Suppose you had to decide whether to continue to stay in the Navy (for civilians: with your command/organization). If you had
to make this decision, how likely is it that you would choose to stay?
N

P

R

S

T

Career Intention
77%
86%
78%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
68%
74% 74%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
Note: Q13. Suppose you had to decide whether to continue to stay in the Navy (for civilians: with your command/organization). If you had
to make this decision, how likely is it that you would choose to stay?
% Likely/Very Likely
N

P

R

S

T

Career Development
I Have a Clearly Defined Career Path
49%
60%
65%
30%
18%
21%
21% 19%
17%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Agree Neither Disagree
Note: Q17. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding career development?
N

P

R

S

T

58%
62%
56%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
63%
60%
48%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
Note: Q17. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding career development?
% Agree/Strongly Agree
Career Development
I Have a Clearly Defined Career Path
N

P

R

S

T

Note: Q17. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding career development?
Career Development
Given Adequate Guidance on Career Development
39%
52%
54%
32%
23%
29%
24% 24%
23%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Agree Neither Disagree
N

P

R

S

T

Note: Q17. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding career development?
75%
59%
45%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
53%
49%
38%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
% Agree/Strongly Agree
Career Development
Given Adequate Guidance on Career Development
N

P

R

S

T

Performance Evaluation
Have Clear Understanding of Performance Evaluation System
65%
81%
83%
20%
11%
15%
12% 7%
6%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Agree Neither Disagree
Note: Q20. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding you performance evaluation system?
N

P

R

S

T

Note: Q20. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding you performance evaluation system?
88%
89%
74%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
82%
79%
64%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
% Agree/Strongly Agree
Performance Evaluation
Have Clear Understanding of Performance Evaluation System
N

P

R

S

T

Promotion
Have Clear Understanding of Promotion System
57%
78%
84%
24%
9%
19%
13% 9%
7%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Agree Neither Disagree
Note: Q19. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding promotion?
N

P

R

S

T

89%
80%
70%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
83%
78%
55%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
Note: Q19. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements regarding promotion?
% Agree/Strongly Agree
Promotion
Have Clear Understanding of Promotion System
N

P

R

S

T

Personal Life
Having Difficulty J uggling Demands
of Personal Life and Navy Career
9%
26%
32%
20%
29%
71%
27% 47%
39%
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Civilian
Reserve Component
Active Component
Agree Neither Disagree
Note: Q21. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements about the impact of the Navy on your personal life?
N

P

R

S

T

Note: Q21. How much do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements about the impact of the Navy on your personal life?
36%
39%
15%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
32%
22%
8%
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
AC RC Civilian
Enlisted/Non-Supervisor Officer/Supervisor
% Agree/Strongly Agree
Personal Life
Having Difficulty J uggling Demands
of Personal Life and Navy Career

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