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"Amazing opportunities with true professionals"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Commander in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Commander in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Excellent pay and benefits
- 20 year retirement system
- Excellent education opportunities
- Core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty are genuine

Cons

- Moving every 2-4 years
- Fixed (albeit increasing) pay over career
- Difficult organizational budget climate right now
- Retirement system is under scrutiny (may be future changes)

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

Other Employee Reviews for US Coast Guard

  1. "Life changing experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Second Class Petty Officer in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The U.S. Coast Guard like any branch of service is an incredibly challenging, but rewarding experience. If you are willing to sacrifice a lot of your personal life than this is a great career choice because what you gain in return is valuable skills, and character traits that will help you throughout your life. Plus you can't beat all the military benefits.

    Cons

    The biggest downside like any branch of service is the time away from family.

    Advice to Management

    Set the example to follow.


  2. "Great mission...pay and promotions fixed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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