US Coast Guard

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

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Current Employee - Officer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for US Coast Guard

  1.  

    Good Job, Poor Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician  in  Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Alameda, CA

    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
  2.  

    Very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Unlimited potential for advancement. Advance at your own pace.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. If you don't mind being away from home, and want to see the world, it's for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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