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US Coast Guard Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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Pros
  • Good amount of time off, great benefits (in 71 reviews)

  • Great pay and benefits on top of travel the world (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unfulfilling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helping people, job security, ability to make a positive difference

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of communication upward, restrictive culture


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Coast Guard "Jobs that dont matter""

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    Former Employee - Machinery Technician in Texas, GA
    Former Employee - Machinery Technician in Texas, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Touring the world on the governments dime. The post 911 g ibill.

    Cons

    Its just a job THAT OWNS YOU!!!... poor salary pay for the hours you work and the time your away, no full retirment, heath care that dosn't want to pay for anything but 500 Mg ibprohen, no advancement, the complet sloths and D-bags you work with, the "racial diversity" the coast guard crams down you throat, and the don't ask dont tell that was repealed and the firey hoops you had to jump through on a daily basis just to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micromanaging and trying to justify your job and proove who has the biggest swinging wang, whe understand your our boss you dont have to put us down.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "you are just a number"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    none they will use you up and spit you out

    Cons

    lots long hours lots of back stabbing

    Advice to Management

    retire


  4. "Wasted 12 years with this employer"

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    Former Employee - Machinery Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Machinery Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good. Get to choose duty station.

    Cons

    Bad leadership from the top down...

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the Marines.


  5. "Take over your life"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Specialist in Bayonne, NJ
    Current Employee - Food Service Specialist in Bayonne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ok pay and benefits for now

    Cons

    24/7 non stop take control of your life in and out of work


  6. "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Chief
    Current Employee - Chief
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    experience the world, public service

    Cons

    Toxic leadership, Toxic organizational culture

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and have the courage to admit when you are wrong.


  7. "Flags have there heads in the sand"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    can't think of much I guess there is still a little Search and Rescue left

    Cons

    The way money is wasted on new office furniture, chairs and computer monitors just to have something new.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stroking your own egos

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible. The Level of intelligence in the enlisted military is embarrassing."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to see a lot of different places. Free School. Free Healthcare.

    Cons

    People think they are god's gift to the world. The Vast Majority are extremely lazy. People in charge of you are uneducated and unmotivated. Work ethic and leadership skills have absolutely zero impact on advancement. And the biggest problem.... you're stuck for at least four years


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's the military, so could be better

    Cons

    Will sell you out to save their own skin


  10. "Planning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits For Active Duty

    Cons

    Bad Work Environment For All

    Advice to Management

    Get Rid Of Current Staff


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