US Coast Guard

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Great mission...pay and promotions fixed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Officer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Officer in Houston, TX

I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

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

Cons

Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

Make capital investments in infrastructure. Start giving incentive pay for specialties like engineering, law, etc.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Military benefits/discounts for non-military work.
    Salary - sometimes a con
    Tuition assistance
    Kitchen in one of the buildings.
    Exchange available on base.

    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 sit next to each other all day and by the end of the day did not verify they were on the same page about work travel the following morning. Then they complain about lack of funds for travel because they have to make unnecessary trips to make up for not coordinating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set a better example for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Coast Guard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer in Hampton, VA

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good organization to work for. Really cares about it's people. Going through a downsizing of late and opportunities to move up are harder to come by.

    Cons

    Expectation that you move every four years and will not have too many options regarding location. You can list your preferences, but ultimately will be given military orders to a unit that needs someone with your skill set.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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