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The most rewarding and engaging position out there

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in Grand Haven, MI
Current Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in Grand Haven, MI

I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Medical, Dental, TSP (401k), Life Insurance, College Credits, College paid for by GI Bill, Interest Free Loans, MWR benefits (discounts).

Cons

Moving every 1, 2, 3, or 4 years. Not knowing where you will be next is stressful. Time spent away from family.

Advice to Management

Listen to your junior members.

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  1. Great organization!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in New Orleans, LA

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

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

    Pros

    Great missions. SAR is predominant as well as vessel safety, port security, aids to navigation, and drug interdiction.

    Cons

    Need more deployments. Deployments are where we make our money in drug interdiction and vessel boardings. Ensuring the safety of our coast lines and ports is essential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep to the fundamental missions that keep the organization viable.


  2. In my opinion, the Coast Guard is a wonderful service.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Lieutenant in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    We are smaller than the other military services, which makes us a tight community. What better job exists than working as a team to save people's lives and protecting the homeland? Because we are so small as a service, we empower our junior people with responsibility much sooner than you might get in other services.

    Cons

    There are very few cons in this job. I guess if there had to be one, it is the fact that the job is 24/7, but that is what we expect. People need help at all hours of the day. We make sure we are ready to help them when they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your people. We do an excellent job with that.


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