Transportation Specialist (Current Employee) – Elizabeth City, NC – December 9, 2016
Being in the Military is very challenging, but the experience that you get being transferred to many different locations through out the US and overseas is incredible. Having been placed in many different situations with a diverse workforce and workload has allowed me to be able to adapt and adjust to many different situations in my life. It has given me skills that are not common in today's workforce. Having to do my duties with limited resources has allowed me to develop skills and abilities to get the job done no matter what is presented to me.
Boat Crew Member/Radio Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Astoria, OR – December 7, 2016
It was a great experience and the benefits were awesome. It was hard at times not making some of the choices I was used to making prior to enlisting but I met a lot of really great people who will be lifelong friends.
Machinery Technician (Current Employee) – St Petersburg Beach, FL – December 5, 2016
Learned alot, it was a great experience. Take advantage of all schooling and travel opportunities. Plenty of different jobs to do and Carear opportunitys in the military. We spend a large amount of time away from home but the honor is worth it.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 2, 2016
Strive was an outstanding non profit organization that offered me the training I needed to continue working in a field where I can assist others. I am so grateful for the supportive staff and all that I learned
A typical day of work consists of tasking workers with jobs that need to be completed first thing in the morning. Organizing all work for the week to complete in a timely manner. I have learned how to become a effective leader for working with others in order to complete any task. The hardest part of the job was finding enough work to challenge myself and the most enjoyable part of the job was completing the job and seeing the outcome of a hard days work.
Engineer/Finance (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 28, 2016
The military can be overbearing.. that being said the coast guard is most likely the best branch and hours can be doable at land units. Leadership is young, which can cause issues due to the tempers flaring, but can be overcome with some political swag.
U.S. Coast Guard is the jewel of the military branches
Marine Engineering Inspector (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – November 27, 2016
Low stress work days Learned everything there is to know about being a professional Ample management opportunity Diverse work force Hardest part of the job is policy and politics Most enjoyable part of the job is job security