Productive and fun to work. Exercise Leadership traits and balance a family life
International Branch Director (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – July 18, 2017
Great Place to work Professional, innovative Projects result with outstanding Leadership skills with resolve. One can earn years of management and operational experience to effectively safeguarding people and property by improving Health, Safety and Environmental processes while maintaining compliance for shore side facilities and other fields of work.
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Mobile, AL – July 17, 2017
The Coast Guard is part of the U.S. Military. Offers a 20 year retirement. The advancement is not fair to everyone. If you are a good test taker and a below average worker you have a better chance of advancing than an above average worker and bad test taker.
Electronics Technician First Class (Former Employee) – Alameda, CA – July 11, 2017
A typical work day consist of teaching and training future electronics technicians. What I have learned that when a student is struggling with electronics maintenance and theory, I must show them other options in learning and troubleshooting. Management support was great and other technicians would assist.
The workplace or classroom was relaxing and the students knew their expectations. The hardest part of the job was troubleshooting a ghost problem before a unit is deployed. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting different people from around the world and traveling throughout the U.S.
Travelingand helping other units around the U.S.
Going out to sea for a long period time and getting sea sick.
Professional environment to gain skills, experience and provide service.
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee) – North Bend, OR – July 7, 2017
The US Coast Guard is a great organization to work for. Offering many types of jobs in which advancement opportunities are often abundant. The option to perform land, air and sea going duties offers many types of experiences and skillsets.
Electrical Technician (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – July 6, 2017
The military is a lifestyle. You work hard and you play hard.The benefits are among the best in the nation. Advancements are up to you, but readily available. I may have worked a lot of hours, but I was given many days off to compensate. The Coast Guard was great!
Great benefits, education, experiences. If you have a humanitarian personality, then the Coast Guard is for you. Nothing feels better than culminating a search and rescue case with a positive rescue and life saved. Plus you'll gain real life job experiences instead of continually training for the moment to arrive.
Seaman (Former Employee) – Hampton Bays, NY – July 3, 2017
never know what the day would be. learn many things about ships, boats. working with other boaters near your stations. love being around the ocean and sea; hardest part keeping up with all the daily training
Second Class Machinery Technician (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – July 2, 2017
Great outfit to work for they provide everything you need to get started out in the world. Great benefits decent pay always have a roof over your head and they provide you with an opportunity to go to college which pushed me in.
Petty Officer Third Class (Current Employee) – Sturgeon Bay, WI – July 1, 2017
The Coast Guard gave me the leadership and character skills succeed in the civilian work force. I would have to lead people under me and taxtvthem with various projects, lead them on law enforcement teams, and over see maintenance.
I was fortunate to have great leadership who really took the time to help me develop my leadership style.
The biggest downfall was having to move every 3-4 years. It makes it difficult to settle down and raise a family.
Benefits, Structure, Job securities
relocation every few years, balancing family life.
Fast paced job, team work is a must, the ultimate sacrifice for your country.
Housing Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Alameda, CA – June 30, 2017
I have served in the United States Navy as an Operations Specialist and in the United States Coast Guard as a Damage Controlman for 16 years. I can never forget the shipmates and the communities I have served for. It's been an honor to serve for my country and I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my life in the civilian sector.
Great benefits such as retirement, medical and leave
Port Security Specialists and Storekeeper (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – June 29, 2017
Typical day at work is trainings to ensure you stay up-to-date with job changes, ordering supplies for military personnel to be able to do their jobs proficiently. Management for Base Portsmouth was well aware of each service members needs. The workplace culture is fine. The hardest part of the job was gaining access to certain systems to complete jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was traveling to different states for various trainings.
Information Systems Technician (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – June 27, 2017
The Coast Guard is an excellent source of training and education for those willing to maintain a military lifestyle. The low number of members means that each individual will have the opportunity for high levels of responsibility and diverse work.
Supervisor and weapons technician (Former Employee) – Various – June 26, 2017
This was the most rewarding job I have ever had. I felt the job I did mattered and I was important and valued. They take very good care of their members and are the best at what they do! If you are looking to do a worthwhile job, this is the one for you!