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The Coast Guard is a solid place to work if your interests align with the mission.

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Current Employee - Lieutenant in Martinsburg, WV
Current Employee - Lieutenant in Martinsburg, WV

I have been working at US Coast Guard

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

If you are interested in law enforcement, maritime safety, or homeland security.

Cons

Potential long deployments and travel and time spent away from family.

Advice to Management

I would ask them to focus more on leadership development for junior officers.

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  1. Coast Guard offers a challenging career

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    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    job security
    people in organization
    training

    Cons

    every couple of years, you'll probably move to a different area/state
    starting out pay is not comparable

    Advice to Management

    the computer programs like submitting a travel claim need to be simple/more user friendly
    the direction of IT is always changing, being current with the changes, but in doing so, not taking steps backwards

  2. Good pay, benefits, and pension if you are in it for the long haul.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petty Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Petty Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Equal pay for male and females. Also, opportunity for change every 4 years keeps it from getting dull. Working on the water. Opportunity to affect change in your community and sometimes nationwide.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult to maintain. Equal pay & advancement opportunities for the both the shining stars and the dim ones. This isn't the same CG that was around a few years ago. We are moving toward more security related operations. Hopefully the Marine Safety and Search and Rescue aspects will not suffer.

    Advice to Management

    We need to be certain that we maintain our original mission sets and expertise, even in the face of political pressure.

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