Fun way to see new areas and learn new skills right out of high school
Fire Control Technician (Former Employee) – United States – August 2, 2015
Fun challenging way to gain some experience and see some different areas for a person right out of high school who does not wish to go to college. Can be a good career for a person who can handle time away from home and not being able to live where you choose.
Chief Yeoman (Current Employee) – San Francisco Bay Area – July 31, 2015
learned a great deal on managing people in a diverse environment, and enjoyed it very much. The hardest part of the job was the constant change in management. The most enjoyable was learning to adapt to the ever changing environment.
Communication watch supervisor (Former Employee) – Miami fl – July 30, 2015
A typical day at work was to sort the mail and distribute it to all personal. Prepare and circulate incoming and out going message traffic. Man help desk as well as do security rounds. Outstanding co workers and flexible management. The hardest part was the isolation because you were in a top secret facility and the most enjoyable part is knowing you are the direct link to everything that is happening in the Coast Guard.
The desire to acquire the necessary training for any future employment was accomplished. Various work environments depending on your skills and position determine that. A very diverse and some what large work force.
Team environment with a strong professional and personal support environment
Chief Electrician's Mate (E-7) (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – July 29, 2015
Military environment providing a achievable path to advancement as well as a full compliment of professional and personal support services. Provides a wide variety of job descriptions and opportunities
Basic Training is a life changing experience that definitely changes how you view things.
Seaman Recruit (Former Employee) – Cape May, NJ – July 24, 2015
Basic Training was hard physically and mentally, however it built me back up stronger and more determined than I had ever been. The since of team work and respect for chain of command are something I believe a bunch of people should know.
Machinery Technician (E-5) (Current Employee) – Fort Eustis, VA – July 23, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard is a great branch to be in. Its full of diversity and this branch really look out for their people. Ive learned a lot while serving. From building engines, to working on electronics including radios, engines, and computers. Ive learned how to read wire diagrams and blueprints to driving forklifts, trailering 40 foot boats, to driving HMVs. I really learned how to be well rounded while serving my country.
Petty officer third class (Former Employee) – Honolulu, HI – July 21, 2015
Challenging and rewarding experience. Great benefits and ability to serve your country both local and overseas. Lots of opportunity to travel and challenge yourself in a variety of the Coast Guards missions.
A valuable government agency with highly professional members.
Retired as a Commander (Former Employee) – Corpus Christi, TX – July 21, 2015
Highly independent work environment; management easy to work with and peers, subordinates all goal oriented. As with all government organizations, as budgets decreased over the past several years it became more important to look at all processes and lean them to be more efficient. This also meant looking at decreasing personnel. The Coast Guard provides great value to the American people it serves and has very motivated and professional personnel in every community.
Security, team oriented, training, health and dental, pay.
Petty Officer 3rd class Store Keeper (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 20, 2015
As a member of the United Stated Military I was fully aware that it was not suppose to be fun, but with all of the duties and responsibilities that I had while in the Coast Guard I was surprised with how often I truly enjoyed myself. The work wasn't always easy, and sometimes people requested miracles which was very frustrating, but to be able to grant the miracles requested was a wonderful feeling. Not only was it a weight off my shoulders, it also gave me a since of pride, and confidence knowing that I could deliver sometimes unreasonable requests. I lived and worked with the same people everyday, sometimes away from civilization for months at a time. Learning how to deal with all of the emotions was the greatest experience. Even on the toughest days we learned to put aside our personal feelings and get the work done, and deal with many different challenges and issues while in very situation. Communication was not always the greatest, and planning was not an easy thing to do, The thing about the military is that everything is unpredictable! We've got to make the best judgment call for what we think will happen, and if it didn't as planned, we learned to proficiently manage the changes to best suite our needs and the operations of the ship. Regardless of where you are at in the military you have a chain of command we have to follow, which can sometimes make things very hard, and sometimes it makes things much easier. The hardest thing about the job was learning how to deal with the lack of communication. I was always taught about strong communication, and have pridedmore... myself on communicating very well, and it was a challenge that I had to learn to deal with, and work around in my everyday life. The most enjoyable part of the job, was the experiences. I got to travel the world, and get paid for it. Now I'm ready to be with my family and supply support for them!less
Salary, plus monthly stipened for housing, and great benefits.
Petty Officer, Damage Controlman (Former Employee) – california, Boston MA, Guatemala, belize – July 16, 2015
The US Coast Guard is a great military service to work for. The diversity of jobs and skills you could and will learn is endless. This is really the only military service where you can work with or help the ordinary citizen every day.
Electrical Maintenance Intern (Former Employee) – Warrenton, OR – July 15, 2015
The Sector Columbia U.S. Coast Guard Air Base is a good place to work. There is a great team of staff there and it is nice to be part of protecting America. Being around the boats and aircrafts is a very cool experience. There is a gym open to all employees and this is just one great thing that makes this a healthy environment to work in.
Free training and experience, free gym, part of something bigger.
I didn't get paid because i was just an intern, A military apprenticeship is very different that a normal apprenticeship.
Response Department Chief (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 13, 2015
I'm very adaptable, working as many hours needed to get job complete. Throughout my career I have learned valuable traits on leadership styles and motivating employees. I assist my co-workers as needed to complete any task. I enjoy recognizing employees for their hard work and effort.
Great branch of service. Opportunities are unlimited. Can live anywhere in the country. The Coast Guard is what you make of it, can be a great place to work or it could be your worst nightmare, if you give it your all you will love the service and never want to leave.
benefits are unmatched
Poor enlisted management at the head quarters level.