US Coast Guard - Overall good experience, would be nice to be vested prior to 20 to try other things | Glassdoor
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"Overall good experience, would be nice to be vested prior to 20 to try other things"

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Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Officer in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good graduate opportunities. Good chance to lead at a very junior level, so the first 10 years is pretty exciting.

Cons

The organization is top heavy due to low attrition. This makes it complicated to lead after being in the organization for 15 years, since most folks are over 20 with no where to go.

Advice to Management

Keep mid-grade officers in the field and reduce to size of HQ units. Additionally, officers and enlisted with more than 20 years active duty must be aggressively weeded out of the service if they are just retired on active duty.

Other Employee Reviews for US Coast Guard

  1. "Good Job, Poor Leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Electrician in Alameda, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Time Off
    Enjoy My Job
    Enjoy a Steady Pay Check
    Traveling is a nice touch
    Living in the bay area rent free

    Cons

    Very Poor Management
    Lack of Knowledge at a management level
    Huge decrease of choice when it cimes to location
    Hurry up and Wait; Poor financial management


  2. "Learned more than I ever thought I would."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Port State Control Officer in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - Port State Control Officer in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The US Coast Guard is an organization where you can make a difference and have varying experiences and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and resistant to change. Good ideas are frequently dismissed due to a persons position and not the idea itself.

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