US Coast Guard Reviews

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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance  in  Morgan City, LA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Compliance in Morgan City, LA

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time for more than 8 years


    Some of the best practical experience available anywhere while networking with top professionals. Great access to training that will further knowledge skills!


    Lower wages and longer hours than industry counterparts.

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    To increase personnel retention, consider revising military pay scales.

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US Coast Guard Interviews

Updated Aug 9, 2014
Updated Aug 9, 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at US Coast Guard.

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    Research all information on OPM and Getting in is not easy, but getting kicked out is near impossible. Once you've made it through the process you will likely accept your job. The CG spends a ton of time vetting you and they leave nearly no stone unturned. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements before you start or you will be wasting your time.

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    No negotiation. If you've made it that far in the process, you know its for you. Get ready for some boot camp!
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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1790
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) guards the public, the environment, and the economic and security interests of the US. One of the country's five armed services, the USCG is uniquely empowered to enforce military and humanitarian policies and civilian law in maritime regions. It operates in international waters, US coastal waters, ports, and inland waterways. Its primary roles consist of promoting maritime safety, supporting national defense, providing maritime security, protecting natural resources, and facilitating maritime transport and commerce. The USCG is part of... More

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