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"Great mission...pay and promotions fixed"

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Current Employee - Officer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Officer in Houston, TX
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Steady employment
New assignments every few years
Always live on the water somewhere

Cons

Pay and promotions are based on a fixed promotion schedule. There's no benefit to obtaining professional certifications or advanced degrees. Pay lags behind the private sector. Some facilities are substandard.

Advice to Management

Make capital investments in infrastructure. Start giving incentive pay for specialties like engineering, law, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for US Coast Guard

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Military benefits/discounts for non-military work.
    Salary - sometimes a con
    Tuition assistance
    Kitchen in one of the buildings.
    Exchange available on base.

    Cons

    Not good at training.
    More unprofessional and unorganized than expected.
    Work hours not flexible, unless you have a kid.
    Poor communication between some departments. Two of my bosses sit next to each other all day and by the end of the day did not verify they were on the same page about work travel the following morning. Then they complain about lack of funds for travel because they have to make unnecessary trips to make up for not coordinating.

    Advice to Management

    set a better example for your employees.


  2. "Best decision ever made"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Avionics Electrical Technician in Traverse City, MI
    Current Employee - Avionics Electrical Technician in Traverse City, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, job security, quality of life

    Cons

    Moving a lot, can be away from home for a long time

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