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Updated Jan 27, 2023

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Found 2,494 of over 3K reviews
4.1
81% Recommend to a Friend
US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard  Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
62% Approve of CEO

Found 2,507 of over 3K reviews

4.1
81%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard  Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
1,066 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great benefits and a good way to see the country(in 296 reviews)
  • "The people are great and serving my country is humbling!(in 154 reviews)
  • "Good pay around the 8 year mark (if on a normal advancement track).(in 104 reviews)
  • "Great people, job security, quality of life(in 68 reviews)
  • "Great opportunity to gain a lot of knowledge of a lot of things and help others.(in 63 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Best job I ever had.

    Jan 25, 2023 - Boatswains Mate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Travel everywhere, work with the best people, opportunity to pursue type of career you're interested in.

    Cons

    schedule can be strenuous on family every once in a while.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome organization to work at

    Jan 25, 2023 - Electronics Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They provide excellent work balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    You may get bad leadership.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Want to Make a Difference Do This!

    Jan 19, 2023 - Ombudsman 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to help people find the resources they need to thrive vs. survive. Your get to work with leadership who truly care about their people.

    Cons

    You don’t get paid. It pulls at you heart strings.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Good career

    Jan 11, 2023 - Electronics Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and they take care of you

    Cons

    Moving every 4 years and sea

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work

    Jan 10, 2023 - Military Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Fulfilling positions for all people

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Eh

    Jan 3, 2023 - Marine Science Technician Second Class in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits Bah is pretty sweet

    Cons

    Military life can really suck for a family

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Jan 2, 2023 - Pilot in Pensacola, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s a great career path.

    Cons

    Restricted lifetsyale for a long time

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best times of my life

    Dec 30, 2022 - Safety Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity. If you are willing to put in the work, the CG will invest in your training and future. Always stationed in amazing places.

    Cons

    Moving. If you don’t enjoy that.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Best service

    Dec 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Looking to serve, CG is the way to go! Protect YOUR homeland.

    Cons

    No cons when you compare to other military services.

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good times

    Dec 21, 2022 - Officer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Alot of good people from different backgrounds

    Cons

    Long hours and a big work load

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US Coast Guard has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 2,585 reviews left anonymously by employees. 81% of employees would recommend working at US Coast Guard to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, US Coast Guard employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at US Coast Guard. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

81% of US Coast Guard employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated US Coast Guard 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at US Coast Guard to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be culture, senior leadership, work life balance.

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