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    Small Service, Big Impact

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stable position, rotating every three to five years. Small service so it can be competitive.

    Cons

    In this service it seems as though once you become really good at doing something, it is time to rotate again. Small service is a pro and a con. A con primarily when it comes to funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems as though CG as a service is hesitant to really step up to its role as a LE Agency. Credentialing members, especially those in LE and Intelligence would be a huge step in establishing better relationships with partner agencies. Use more of the Authority that the service has been granted by law.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Marine Science Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Given much more responsibilities than other enlisted rates. Fore example: routinely brief CO on inspections. Also, training received laterals over to the civilian world very easily

    Cons

    Must have knowledge of very robust federal laws and regulations. It takes time to get qualified and learn necessary info in order to be promoted.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a wonderful experience in the Coast Guard.

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    Current Employee - Storekeeper in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Storekeeper in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    I love the recognition and positive acknowledgement you get from the civilian community and the places you get to travel with your family. The leave and time off is awesome. If you are sick it does not count towards your leave balance.

    Cons

    some of the challenges are being the only black female in the office or having different beliefs than your co workers sometimes you are not apart of the group such as if you are not a drinker and everyone in your office is then you are left out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance is awesome. lets have more morale events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Be a hero

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Great training to prepare you for the real world! Save lives and high value assets while serving your country.

    Cons

    Tough on family life. Will miss a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I had the pleasure of being active duty in the Coast Guard for 23 plus years and it was very rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Active Duty in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Active Duty in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stability, advancement opportunity for both Active and civilian workers. Depending on your Command and job work-life was great. The culture is still men heavy but you can strive as a female as in any established business.

    Cons

    Don't have too much to say about the cons of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your people and make sure things are going well mentally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best of the Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer
    Former Employee - Master Chief Petty Officer

    I worked at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Doing great service to the country. Highly motivated Coasties who are proud of what the agency does.

    Cons

    Moving and low pay for the junior enlisted members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of your people. Concentrate on both success and effectiveness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    na

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Service to your county. The Coast Guard has the top personnel in the military.

    Cons

    Military is your life. Promotion are a pyramid scheme and negatively impacts relationships with peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluations are too extensive and take up a great deal of time. .

    Recommends
  9.  

    Overall good for technical experiences.

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    Current Employee - MK1 in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - MK1 in Boston, MA

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Good training is available for members who are authorized to take it.
    Helping people gives you a sense of satisfaction.

    Cons

    Moved to much around.
    Gives to much preference to senior members that have been stagnant at a rate and less preference to members that climb the rate ladder quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More leadership training for all hands.
    Break down the good 'ol boy club that is very apparent during transfer season by the recruiters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Reserve Military Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The USCG has provided me the a great career both as an enlisted reservist, and later, a commissioned reserve officer. The training, challenging opportunities, and marine industry collaboration have been ideal. I have truly enjoyed working with the USCG for the past 20 years including nearly 10-years of active duty. BTW, as a USCG member you have educational access to not only the GI Bill, but also CG tuition assistance, DOD training programs, FEMA training/schools, and private industry.

    Cons

    Federal budget! The USCG needs more funding for newer assets. DHS needs align budget with priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide the early buyout and/or RIF civilian employees who are substandard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding Service and Mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Coast Guard

    Pros

    Mission, Benefits, Culture, Education and Training

    Cons

    Regular re-location can be difficult for families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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