US Coast Guard

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The Boy Scouts of the Military

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Current Employee - Commander in Cleveland, OH
Current Employee - Commander in Cleveland, OH

I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

-Small organization
-Humanitarian Mission
-Exceptional people
-Exactly the same career opportunities as DOD, but better

Cons

-Small organization
-Lackey-mentality
-Tends to get bullied by states and other federal agancies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Join DoD's union

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Vast Opportunities for Professional Development

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    Current Employee - Operations Chief/Manager in Martinsburg, WV
    Current Employee - Operations Chief/Manager in Martinsburg, WV

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

    Pros

    The ability to contribute to the global marketpace by managing and producting the professional credentials of more than 212,000 commercial mariners that contribute to 1 trillion dollors of our nations commerce. Regulatory inputs from working with Coast Guard have national impact.

    Cons

    Frequent moves every 3-4 years required for professional development and operation needs of the agency. Time spent cultivating professional relationships are damaged by transfer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate ways to grown and develop talent from within for the sake of continuity with regards to senior leadership. Invest in diversity (not just culturaly) but in technology, competency, and tradecraft.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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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