US Coast Guard

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Stagnant

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Current Employee - Petty Officer
Current Employee - Petty Officer

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

Pros

College, guaranteed paycheck, opportunities to help people

Cons

Impossible to rank up if enlisted, disgruntled leadership, the good leaders get out

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make HYT more aggressive as there are way to many people in the Coast Guard who are far past their time. They provide nothing but hostile work environments with their bitter attitudes and dinosaur leadership techniques. Most Officers I have worked with care more about their OERs than they do about their people. Chiefs Mess unfortunaltey has shown the same symptoms although not near as bad. Leadership classes need to be more in depth and MUCH longer than the current 5 days. Suggest looking at DOD for a base model of true leadership classes.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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