US Coast Guard

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Opportunities for High School Grads

Director (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsIf you are not sure what you want to do when you get out of High School, strongly consider the Coast Guard! It offers a great starting salary, retirement after only 20 years still giving you time for a 2nd career. You opportunities to be promoted are limited only to your own personal perseverance. Personal satisfaction saving lives and supporting the Coast Guards Core Values, Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.

ConsFrequently you will have to stand duty watches on weekends or evenings.

Advice to Senior ManagementContrinue creating opportunities for High School Grads.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not much opportunity for thinking

    Petty Officer (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Good salary, good opportunities for the right people Cons: Opportunities only open to select few with the right connections Advice to Senior Management: Results orientated workplace, as opposed to mindless rule following Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great Organization

    Communications (Former Employee) Staten Island, NY

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Benefits, pay, educations opportunities, training, and traveling is great. Cons: Leaving love ones behind when you go out to sea… Advice to Senior Management: Travel more and get out and listen to your people. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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