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Updated December 11, 2017
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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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  1. "great career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    job security and continual benefits

    Cons

    limited to 30 year career


  2. "Lieutenant Commander"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, dedicated to success of members

    Cons

    Have to move every two to four years

  3. "Ten out of ten; would serve again."

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    Current Employee - Chief in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences. Room to grow, room to evolve, friends for life. I've been to places with the Coast Guard that I never expected to go in my youth.

    Cons

    While I enjoyed the constant moves to new cities, it was difficult to maintain a steady relationship. Not for everyone. Recommend a strong family life going in.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Excellent Organization With Important Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Organization With Important Mission

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about organization.


  5. "US Coast Guard"

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    Current Employee - Lieutenant
    Current Employee - Lieutenant

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

    Pros

    Stability and the opportunity for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Moving every few years detracts from the job appeal.


  6. "Outstanding place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    great employee assistance program, work/life balance, cares about its people, work makes a difference.

    Cons

    red tape/ bureaucracy, can be a lot of desk work.


  7. "Chief Petty Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Coast Guard part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling. Great leadership training and opportunities to develop others.

    Cons

    Having to travel so far for weekend duty.

  8. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities for training and professional growth.
    Basic Housing Allowance.
    Tuition Assistance.

    Cons

    Unpredictablity.
    Time away from family & friends.


  9. "Sandblaster/painters helper"

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    Former Employee - Sandblaster/Painters Helper in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Sandblaster/Painters Helper in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I had worked there for 7 years.

    Cons

    Needs to make all jobs permanent

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work.


  10. "Member from 2002-2012"

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    Current Employee - AMT2 in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - AMT2 in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities including advancement and benefits both inside and out.

    Cons

    Low pay, on call 24/7, inconsistent work hours.

    Advice to Management

    I would take a long look at the local leadership levels E-7, E-9. I have seen many development opportunities squandered by chiefs and above who are coming to work waiting out retirement or advancement.


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