US Coast Guard

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Operations Specialist First Class

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Former Employee - Operations Specialist First Class in Petaluma, CA
Former Employee - Operations Specialist First Class in Petaluma, CA

I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great benefits, much is provided for you beyond a normal job, including educational benefits.

Cons

Crazy hours, very mechanistic, centralized organization with little freedoms. Can spend months at sea, depending on your billet. Sometimes very hard work.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great organization!

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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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep to the fundamental missions that keep the organization viable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loved the environment; headquarters is quite different from the field

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    Former Employee - Paralegal Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Paralegal Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Coast Guard as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most people actually do work!
    The resources are great!
    Very family oriented.
    I learned a lot there

    Cons

    Federal gov't hiring freeze smh
    Too much red tape for the simplest things
    Contractors are not allowed to attend free trainings at headquarters

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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