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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

Pros

Feeling of knowing you are a part of an organization that saves and defends lives
Excellent Pay
Opportunity to live in desirable locations
Opportunity to retire and receive a nice pension after 20 years of service
Excellent training programs available at free or low cost

Cons

Possibility of deployment resulting in separation from family
On call 24/7
Military Guidelines
Low budget results in slower advancement
Top-heavy organization due to senior employees refusing to retire

Advice to Management

Start forcing stagnant personnel to either shape up or ship out.

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  1. Great time for the younger crowd.

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    Current Employee - Machinery Technician in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Machinery Technician in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    -good pay
    -good people
    -great benefits
    - There are many different things people can do when they get in.

    Cons

    -moving around to much
    - some bad locations

    Advice to Management

    Great for folks who want to be great managers in the civilian world.


  2. Great career if you are reasonable about your expectations and choose a field you love.

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    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Aviation Maintenance Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    Great camaraderie and sense of team work. Great benefits including educational benefits. If you enlist for 4 years you should be able to get a BA/BS in that time without touching your GI bill. Great leadership skills development. You get to move every four years

    Cons

    Budget cuts are making it tougher to advance or promote. The Coast Guard always seems to fall back into the do more with less mentality. You will always find yourself reminding everyone the Coast Guard is one of the FIVE armed forces.


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