US Coast Guard

  www.uscg.mil
  www.uscg.mil

US Coast Guard Reviews in Elizabeth City, NC

366 Reviews
4.1
366 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
201 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free training, steady pay and benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • Job security can be a great incentive, especially in these trying times (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Time away from family was the biggest drawback, missed weddings and holidays (in 15 reviews)

  • There will be times you are away from home for several months at a time (in 14 reviews)

More Highlights

4 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coast Guard Aviation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AET3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - AET3 in Elizabeth City, NC

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

    Pros

    Had fun but it was time to move on

    Cons

    Not offering up to date training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The Coast Guard brought out a side of me I never knew I had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seaman E3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Employee - Seaman E3 in Elizabeth City, NC

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security. Great benefits. Great sense of personal pride.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are stuck with people who are straight out of high school and are not mature enough to handle the situations thrown their way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Excellent Travel Opportunities

    Cons

    Long Hours, Have to move every 4 years or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to remember that we are all people with families, and not numbers to present to Congress. Please don't change policy solely for the sake of an OER. Truly believe in the changes you are making, and do not enforce a policy just because someone else said to. Challenge new policy that does not seem right or make sense. The Coast Guard has a great reputation, and is a great place to work. Please continue the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Federal Employer of Choice!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Elizabeth City, NC

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    The US Coast Guard provides the perfect opportunity to do work that truly matters. The mission of the service is fullfilling and you never find yourself wondering, "Why do I work here?" AS en employer, the Coast Guard never forgets to take care of its people. Outstanding benefits and support; outstanding opportunities in a wide variety of fields; an outstanding place to work.

    Cons

    Depending upon the job you chose, you have to be prepared to spend time away from home. But again, you chose those jobs. Some jobs promote slower than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Continue to be open and honest with the team and the public. 2. Beg Thad Allen to stay on board for another four years at least.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at US Coast Guard? Share Your Experiences

US Coast Guard

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.