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Great place to work

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Washington, DC

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Coast Guard headquarters is a great place to work. The Coast Guard has a great mission and management is generally family friendly.

Cons

As GS, white collar, employee, you will generally make less than support contractors. This really a federal employment issue. In the Summer of 2013, the Coast Guard will move to the Saint Elizabeth's campus in SE DC, which poses some commuting problems if you don't ride the metro or have a van/car pool.

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  1. Amazing opportunities with true professionals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commander in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Commander in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent pay and benefits
    - 20 year retirement system
    - Excellent education opportunities
    - Core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty are genuine

    Cons

    - Moving every 2-4 years
    - Fixed (albeit increasing) pay over career
    - Difficult organizational budget climate right now
    - Retirement system is under scrutiny (may be future changes)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Life changing experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 of your personal life than this is a great career choice because what you gain in return is valuable skills, and character traits that will help you throughout your life. Plus you can't beat all the military benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest downside like any branch of service is the time away from family.

    Advice to Management

    Set the example to follow.


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