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US Coast Guard Elizabeth City Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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  • Meaningful work and great benefits (in 59 reviews)

  • There are great people within the organization which makes working in the Coast Guard a pleasure (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Information systems Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great organization to work for.

    Cons

    mandatory relocation every 2-4 years.


  2. "Technical Writer"

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    Former Contractor - Aviation Electrical Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Contractor - Aviation Electrical Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at US Coast Guard as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No cons for working for the Coast Guard

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management at this time


  3. "coast guard for minorities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, benefits, lifestyle, travel, meet new people

    Cons

    you are told where to live, how to dress, how to wear your hair

    Advice to Management

    support and get to know your people


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    "Coast Guard Aviation"

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    Current Employee - AET3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - AET3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had fun but it was time to move on

    Cons

    Not offering up to date training


  6. "The Coast Guard brought out a side of me I never knew I had."

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    Former Employee - Seaman E3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Employee - Seaman E3 in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security. Great benefits. Great sense of personal pride.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are stuck with people who are straight out of high school and are not mature enough to handle the situations thrown their way.


  7. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good Pay, Excellent Travel Opportunities

    Cons

    Long Hours, Have to move every 4 years or so.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember that we are all people with families, and not numbers to present to Congress. Please don't change policy solely for the sake of an OER. Truly believe in the changes you are making, and do not enforce a policy just because someone else said to. Challenge new policy that does not seem right or make sense. The Coast Guard has a great reputation, and is a great place to work. Please continue the good work.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Federal Employer of Choice!"

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    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Elizabeth City, NC
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The US Coast Guard provides the perfect opportunity to do work that truly matters. The mission of the service is fullfilling and you never find yourself wondering, "Why do I work here?" AS en employer, the Coast Guard never forgets to take care of its people. Outstanding benefits and support; outstanding opportunities in a wide variety of fields; an outstanding place to work.

    Cons

    Depending upon the job you chose, you have to be prepared to spend time away from home. But again, you chose those jobs. Some jobs promote slower than others.

    Advice to Management

    1. Continue to be open and honest with the team and the public. 2. Beg Thad Allen to stay on board for another four years at least.



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