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"Great place but suffers from the same problems as all government facilities"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Kearneysville, WV
Current Employee - Program Manager in Kearneysville, WV
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Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Worthwhile mission supporting maritime safety and inland port security. Good atmosphere and camaraderie. Overall skilled leaders that look for opportunities to recognize performance.

Cons

Budget limitations require shortcuts to meet mission requirements. Budgets are shrinking. Some personnel are dead weight. Some distance and lack of vision between front-line non-military personnel and upper management.

Advice to Management

Stay closer to the front-line experts and listen to them. Communicate.

Other Employee Reviews for US Coast Guard

  1. "Extrmely worthwhile yet surprisingly entertaining"

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    Current Employee - Fireman in Valdez, AK
    Current Employee - Fireman in Valdez, AK

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

    Pros

    Everything you do is for a greater purpose, either your responding to a crisis or taking the necessary precautions to prevent one. Life is very important and knowing that things you do and decisions you make help protect that life..is more than outstanding, it's indescribable.

    Cons

    You meet alot of different people with different views of life. Everyone has different beliefs and sometimes those different view points cause conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Have a great work ethic, have a desire to want to learn more and be willing to do more than what's expected of you.


  2. "Not Bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Damage Controlman Second Class in Key West, FL
    Current Employee - Damage Controlman Second Class in Key West, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, See new places, meet a lot of new people

    Cons

    sometimes you dont get to choose where you're work is, you go where they need you.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved

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