Questions and Answers about U.S. Coast Guard

Here's what people have asked and answered about working for and interviewing at U.S. Coast Guard.

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If you were in charge, what would you do to make U.S. Coast Guard a better place to work?

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I would work with the special needs of the families for deployed members.

Answered - Damage Control Petty Officer (Current Employee) - Cape May County, NJ

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Implement continued modernization of training and equipment.

Answered - Damage Controlman 2nd Class (E-5) (Former Employee) - Alameda, CA

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None it fine like a well oiled machine

Answered - Petty Officer (Former Employee) - Washington, DC

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Change uniforms

Answered - Boatswain's Mate (Current Employee) - St Petersburg Beach, FL

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Try to increase traveling budget and improve parking garage.

Answered - Desk Officer - International Port Security Program (Former Employee) - Washington, DC

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Bring some basic benefits that match the DOD such as student repayment programs.

Answered - Chief Petty Officer (E-7) (Former Employee) - Staten Island, NY

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Get rid of all the higher ups so that people who were born in this era can take over and that the lower ups can actually get promoted. The problem with the U.S. Coast Guard is that people who are high in rank don't get out, so if they don't get out, no one can promote below them and they are forced out.

Answered - Aviation Electronics Technician (Former Employee) - Elizabeth City, NC

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More professional management.

Answered - Bartender (Former Employee) - California

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I would be willing to listen more to the enlisted work force.
I would make more of an effort to ease the advancement procedures for those that truly deserve it.

Answered - Military (Former Employee) - United States

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Enlisted Evaluations would include a peer-evaluating process. This would be important for the fact that it is the peers that know the actual work ethics and knowledge of each other. Too often, personnel are evaluated by upper management that only think what they know about personnel.

Answered - Avionics and Communications Supervisor (Current Employee) - Kapolei, HI

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