US Coast Guard
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www.uscg.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Great mission...pay and promotions fixed

Officer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

ProsSteady employment
New assignments every few years
Always live on the water somewhere

ConsPay and promotions are based on a fixed promotion schedule. There's no benefit to obtaining professional certifications or advanced degrees. Pay lags behind the private sector. Some facilities are substandard.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake capital investments in infrastructure. Start giving incentive pay for specialties like engineering, law, etc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life changing experience.

    Second Class Petty Officer (Former Employee)
    New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: The U.S. Coast Guard like any branch of service is an incredibly challenging, but rewarding experience. If you are willing to sacrifice a lot… Cons: The biggest downside like any branch of service is the… Advice to Senior Management: Set the example to follow. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Poor Management

    Information Systems Technician (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Military benefits/discounts for non-military work. Salary - sometimes a con Tuition assistance Kitchen… Cons: Not good at training. More unprofessional and unorganized than expected. Work hours not flexible, unless you have a kid. Poor communication between some departments. Two of my bosses… Advice to Senior Management: set a better example for your employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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