US Coast Guard
4.0 of 5 248 reviews
www.uscg.mil Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

US Coast Guard Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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4.0 248 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.

(135 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Free training, steady pay and benefits"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great benefits, much is provided for you beyond a normal job, including educational benefits"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Generally spend great amount of time away from family"
    in 12 reviews
  • "A lot of time is spent away from home"
    in 8 reviews
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Challenging and very rewarding

Finance (Current Employee)
Alameda, CA

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

ProsI have the best job with the best people

ConsMoving every 2 to 3 years is tough on family life

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Organization

Petty Officer (Current Employee)
Port Arthur, TX

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

ProsGreat Organization with excellent people providing amazing services.

ConsTo many know nothing Officers, who only get promoted off writing good OER's.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the Officers!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Everyday is a new adventure

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Coast Guard

ProsExciting jobs. Generally, they treat their people very well.

ConsIf you don't like to move around, don't join.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo more changes. Let the organization settle out.

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W3 - Chief Warrant Officer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsExcellent benefits, job security, travel, leadership, education

ConsWorld Wide Deployable, stagnant promotions

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to train and develop the workforce, rebuild employee trust

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fulfilling and a good place to have a career.

First Class Petty Officer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGreat training, preparation for both a career in and out of military service.

ConsTransfers like any military service, mostly remain In CONUS.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop your people and infrastructure. It's needed to do the mission effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Join....if you can! Are you good enough?

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at US Coast Guard

ProsSmall and personal, You are more than just a number in a file somewhere. You will have a job to do everyday.

ConsThe first few years are tough, and until you start climbing in rank it will stay tough. Stick with it!

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Take over your life

Food Service Specialist (Current Employee)
Bayonne, NJ

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

Prosok pay and benefits for now

Cons24/7 non stop take control of your life in and out of work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good to start a life/career not so good for long term.

Electronics Technician (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat for someone out of Highschool with no real plans and wants to see to the world and get experience in all different fields.

ConsThe current state of the Coast Guard and budget concerns can hamper enlisted promotion and make the member work harder for less as is our moto these days.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was good overall

Operations Specialist First Class (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at US Coast Guard part-time

ProsThe travel and experiences can help to change your view of the world and yourself

ConsPunishment for missteps can be unfair and have life long effects

Advice to Senior ManagementBe as fair and balanced as possible when dealing with someones life.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great teacher of responsibility

Electrician (Current Employee)
Newport, RI

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

ProsGet to move to new places every couple of years, and it's an honorable organization

ConsBarely room for advancement, incompetent bosses, difficult on family members, government cutbacks effect our everyday mission.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your subordinates and they will take care of you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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