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US Coast Guard Seattle Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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US Coast Guard Commandant of the Coast Guard Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.
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  1. "Military without the DoD issues"

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    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get all the Military benefits without being part of DoD and the need to deploy to locations with hostile intent. As a member of the USCG if your job skills are needed for deployment, you can ask to deploy. The current nature of the service is that we will only send those who want to go to locations like the middle east. We have more than enough work and missions to do here at home and our territorial waters.

    Cons

    Because we are such a small service, most of the public has no idea who we are and what we do. Unfortunately this leads to a chronic underfunding of the service directly impacting the quality of our assets resulting in the service exemplifying the motto of doing more with less...

    Advice to Management

    We need to help the public and elected officials understand the services impact and positive contributions to our nation and provide the service with the support it needs to ensure that our required missions are completed in a safe and efficient manner.


  2. "Review CGC Mellon"

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    Former Employee - Electricians Mate Third Class in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Electricians Mate Third Class in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment, able to see new places and experience working closely with others. The bonding experience is great on a ship, but be prepared to work tirelessly.

    Cons

    Work hours are variable, and very rigorous to get qualified. Shipmates are counting on you to be qualified very quickly, and to be efficient at what you do.

    Advice to Management

    Give a higher pay to those who work on white hull ships, wither through hazard pay or by other means.

  3. "Incredible Opportunities Await"

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    Former Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid training in some of the most competitive fields; paid travel; overseas deployments

    Cons

    Rotating shifts; overseas deployments

    Advice to Management

    N/A. I thought Management was well-trained and took wonderful care of its junior people.


  4. "Excellent Career"

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    Current Employee - Chief Warrant Officer in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Chief Warrant Officer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for serving your country. The experience you gain with law enforcement and your technical rating is vast. There is something for everyone to excel in guaranteed.

    Cons

    Being away from family and having to move from place to place every 2-4 years. It can sometimes be hard for the family life. Sometimes people with not a lot of experience is in charge and they are hard to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes you will get a supervisor that is not so good but that is true with any career you were to choose. For the most part it is a great place to work as long as you can handle working for a knucklehead every once in a while.


  5. "Yeoman"

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    Current Employee - Yeoman in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Yeoman in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Coast Guard part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They take care of you. Life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, full coverage for a good price. It's the military, though a small branch, so you do work hard and you do give up certain freedoms that most Americans take for granted, but since we tend to be patriotic, it's a small price to pay. It's a small branch, so we all tend to know of each other.

    Cons

    Since we all know of each other, if you have a bad reputation as a worker, it'll get there ahead of you.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Tuition Assistance!


  6. "Chief Warrant Officer"

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    Current Employee - W3 - Chief Warrant Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - W3 - Chief Warrant Officer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The organization truly cares about it's people and their families.

    Cons

    As a military organization you can be assigned anywhere


  7. "Military Officer"

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    Current Employee - Military Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Military Officer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great military service to work for!

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about Coast Guard

  8. "Member USCG"

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    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Current Employee - Chief Petty Officer in Snoqualmie, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Coast Guard as a service does almost everything. You'll experience Law Enforcement, Protection of Environment and Natural Resources, National Defense, and Search and Rescue.

    Cons

    You will travel and see different parts of the US. May be hard on family and Spouse. Pay is a little low when you are new but there are two raises a year for most people.


  9. "USCG good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and community

    Cons

    Lots of moving, ridged promotion system


  10. "U.S. Coast Guard Officer"

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    Former Employee - Command Center Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Command Center Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A variety of missions and platforms to pursue. Great opportunities and training. Compensation and personal time-off are more than fair.

    Cons

    Working in the military comes with frequent moves, and a slow-moving decision making process. Policy and regulatory compliance make swift adjustments nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    More career guidance in early stage careers of Junior Officers.


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