Very productive and work that employee can take pride in
Security Analyst II (Former Employee) – Kearneysville, WV – October 31, 2014
continuesly interacting with systems regarding their security and framework. Opening and closing POA&M's (weaknesses that the systems have). Having meetings with key stakeholders to address all the system's boundaries, security incidences, risks and overall structure of system.
I learned how to be a direct in communication and concise. The hardest part of the job is the amount of work that needed to be completed during each day. There was a lot of multi-tasking and not easy to get one task completed at the given time. Switched around doing many different things at one time.
The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in the work that was produced and feeling that we made a difference in the security of the Coast Guard.
independent work and coast guard functions (get togethers)
not a lot of training on tools that we had to use and constant changes in all procedures
Machinery Technician (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – December 19, 2015
The Coast Guard has been a great job. During my enlistment I learned leadership, teamwork, discipline and structure. With the skills I've acquired in the Coast Guard combined with the veteran benefits, I have been set up for a successful life.
Great benefits, wide range of training and job experience.
Sometimes this job requires you to spend a lot of time away from your family.
Medical Administrator (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – January 31, 2016
Enjoyed getting to know how a military/civilian office operates. Received hundreds of packages during panel time, where they all had to be entered through our database system. When someone was promoted for their accomplishments we all came to together as one & celebrated.
Responsible, Supportive, Productive, and Friendly Work life.
ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) – New York, NY, Baltimore, MD – December 7, 2015
My overall military career in the Coast Guard and the Navy has been some of the best years of my life with some of the best people I've ever met. I constantly reflect back on my times working there, and how great it was. Everyone knew the mission and everyone supported each other to balance work and life. I'm grateful to have served my country this way.
Machinery Technician Chief (Former Employee) – Kodiak, AK – December 28, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my career in the military, I explored many avenues to ensure I could be of use in any situation, I always took on more responsibilities than was expected of me. I wanted to ensure that people knew that there was nothing I would ask them to do that I wouldn't do
FN/SK (Former Employee) – Sault Sainte Marie, MI – March 17, 2016
I worked at a Sector and my job changed daily. I liked that in the morning I could be doing one this and by the end of the day its completely different. I was at a unit that was in an isolated area which was difficult outside of work.
It was a challenging and engaging work environment, where my limits were tested constantly. I had the opportunity to engage in many different areas of law including Criminal, Real Estate, Agency, Marine Transport, and Landlord/Tenant. I enjoyed it there so much I stayed on three time longer than the average intern, and I formed and lead a strong and dedicated group of interns during the Summer and Fall of 2016.
Maritime Enforcement Specialist (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – November 18, 2015
A structured and productive workplace that yielded a stable work/life balance. This assignment was all about what you make of it so I used my time to attend night classes. Compared to other military units, this place was slow paced, yet our mission was very important. I met some great people and really got to focus on my personal life while I continued to serve our country.
Sense of honor, excitement, job security and upward mobility
Aviation Electrical Technician (Former Employee) – Port Angeles, WA – May 1, 2016
The Coast Guard was an incredible experience. Typical days at work were subject to change at any minute of the day. Search and rescue cases took priority over all other tasks. I learned many things while in the service. The most important in the Coast Guard being the ability to work as a team with people from everywhere in the United States. This was pivotal in being successful in saving lives and forming a cohesive group. Furthermore, it allowed smooth operation during a crisis situation no matter who was performing what role. My coworkers were constantly changing and providing new insights and viewpoints. This allowed for an environment that was not boring and highly educational. The most difficult part of the job was potential for very long hours with no sleep and having to perform crucial tasks without error while highly fatigued. The most enjoyable was the incredible people that I would meet and the ability to fly as a crew member in our military aircraft.