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Updated Jan 26, 2023

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4.1
81%
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62%
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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
  • "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. 4.0
    Current Employee

    USCG, E4 Pay with dependents, Clearwater, Fl

    Jan 26, 2023 - AET in Clearwater, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opens a lot of different doors

    Cons

    family work life can be challenging

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Best job I ever had.

    Jan 25, 2023 - Boatswains Mate 
    Recommend
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    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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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great benefits, crew matters

    Jan 25, 2023 - Machinery Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are great, tricare has its moments.

    Cons

    completely crew dependent. one bad apple can ruin the whole batch

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome organization to work at

    Jan 25, 2023 - Electronics Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They provide excellent work balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    You may get bad leadership.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Government work

    Jan 24, 2023 - Data Specialist in New Orleans, LA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great possition to grow professional network and communication skills.

    Cons

    Don't always see the direct result of your work.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Solid Organization

    Jan 24, 2023 - E-7 - Coast Guard - Chief Petty Officer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A sense of purpose, good benefits

    Cons

    Job can vary daily, pay is a political pawn

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee