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Overall good experience, would be nice to be vested prior to 20 to try other things

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

I have been working at US Coast Guard

Pros

Good graduate opportunities. Good chance to lead at a very junior level, so the first 10 years is pretty exciting.

Cons

The organization is top heavy due to low attrition. This makes it complicated to lead after being in the organization for 15 years, since most folks are over 20 with no where to go.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep mid-grade officers in the field and reduce to size of HQ units. Additionally, officers and enlisted with more than 20 years active duty must be aggressively weeded out of the service if they are just retired on active duty.

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    Good Job, Poor Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Good Time Off
    Enjoy My Job
    Enjoy a Steady Pay Check
    Traveling is a nice touch
    Living in the bay area rent free

    Cons

    Very Poor Management
    Lack of Knowledge at a management level
    Huge decrease of choice when it cimes to location
    Hurry up and Wait; Poor financial management

    No opinion of CEO
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    It was ok I suppose.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Health benefits are great, but can become quickly shadowed by the inability to move up the chain in some rates. They are very family friendly though.

    Cons

    Management is poor. It is very political. Very few people seem to have the backbone to say what they know is right. Once you get to the Chief level there are no clear expectations (basically you can do nothing and get by just fine with that).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a way to move people up the chain rather then by using a poor testing and perf eval. The test is ok, but the perf eval system is very poor. Everyone should have to work equal. Most places you get promoted and you have to work harder, but in the Coast Guard it is a little backwards.

    No opinion of CEO
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