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US Coast Guard Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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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. "Great Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Outstanding organization to work for. Great mission and job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Military commitment and all that goes along with that.


  2. "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.


  3. "Electronics Technichian"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Coast Guard part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job security with great time off

    Cons

    Discipline is a must and some times your chain of command can be inexperienced.

    Advice to Management

    Morale


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  5. "Reserve damage controlman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Damage Control Man Third Class in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Damage Control Man Third Class in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10 years of military service. 8 1/2 years of remodeling and maintenance of housing and structures. I work hard and very respectful to everyone.

    Cons

    I may need to learn a little.

    Advice to Management

    You can trust me. I want to be a leader and I believe I would be a great investment.


  6. "Coast Guard"

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

    Pros

    Friendships and sense of something bigger than yourself

    Cons

    tough duty rotations and schedules, long underway periods on ships

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people


  7. "SN E-3 Deck Hand"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SN E-3 Deck Hand
    Current Employee - SN E-3 Deck Hand
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance, steady income, college assistance, benefits

    Cons

    Time away from family and unpredictable schedule


  8. ""Placeholder" Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady paycheck with great benefits.

    Cons

    Cliques, backbiting, shipmates with no respect for you and the contributions you bring to the table. No trust in work performed or knowledge base even after going through "A" school. Favoritism exists just like in any other aspect of society.

    Advice to Management

    Been deemed a "placeholder" employee by a senior leader of my unit for no rhyme or reason. Play fair, don't be swayed by the opinions of one, or one clique and stand your ground for truth. Be careful of what you say or do. Your junior members are watching, learning and taking notes. Have a little more faith in the system/process.


  9. "Amazing Organization"

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

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Great people and environment coupled with the ability to deploy to different coutries, help other people, and work on your masters degree.

    Cons

    There are no cons in regard to working for the United States Coast Guard. It is an amazing organization filled with many opportunities and great people.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to continue doing what they are doing because it is certainly working, the people are happy and the work environment is great.


  10. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Great upward movement and Leadership opportunities. Protecting and serving your country

    Cons

    currant marking system needs improvement


  11. "Chief Information Security Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Coast Guard full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, offers telework, when possible

    Cons

    Treats USCG personnel better than civilians

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that civilians feel included in culture.



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