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Good pay and benefits
Pipe welder (Former Employee), mobile, alJune 14, 2014
Great benefits and pay, poor management and leadership of company officials. Okay work environment and employees
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Good company w/ excellent benefits, opportunity and encourage personal growth.
Physical Security Specialist II (Current Employee), Mobile, ALMay 22, 2014
Pros: training, benefits, salary
In the industrial security realm, often one will have to work long hours to get the job done. Austal encourages employees to maintain a healthy balance between work and home life. This company also encourages employees to seek out opportunities for growth and provides numerous training opportunities to prepare employees for the next step in their career. – more... Again, in the security realm, advancement is often slow and a long time coming due to extremely low turn over rate. Management is really good, just not perfect. – less
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i would give Austal an 8 out of 10
Logistics Associate, Kanban Replenishment (Current Employee), mobile, alApril 22, 2014
Pros: hours, experience
Cons: parking, schedule, shipyard culture
its a very decent job to have, just the pay for my department is minuscule compared to others. hardly enough to get by on.
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A good place to work.
Preventative Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Mobile, ALApril 21, 2014
Pros: working around a good group of people.
Cons: short handed at some times during the time i was working.
I Started As a seasonal employee in the Electrical Department and at the end of the season I was asked to stay on as a part-time employee. In a few months I applied for the Overnight Stock Associate and got the job as a full-time employee. I liked the opportunity Lowes' gave me and the people that worked there were good to me.
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Great Instructors and Facility
Pipe Welder (Former Employee), Mobile, ALMarch 29, 2014
Pros: lax environment.
Cons: highly noisy.
Everyday was pretty much the same. Learning to do something until it was mastered. Everyone that worked there was very helpful and also very kind. The hardest part of the job was perfection, but in the end perfection was my standard for anything. There was no in-between or good enough. You either did it with perfection or you did not complete the task – more... at hand. – less
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Great manager and hourly employees in out department
Maintenance Foreman (Current Employee), Mobile, ALMarch 27, 2014
Pros: highly motivated maintenace crews
Cons: long drive and not opportunity for advancement.
Typical day starts a 03:00 when I leave for work. (80 mile commute 1 way). Work starts at 06:00 and continues until we are done.
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Great place to work.
Preventive Maintenance Team Member (Current Employee), Mobile, ALFebruary 20, 2014
Pros: great place to work
Cons: no sick days, limited holidays
I have learned so much of how Navy ships are built. Being in the Navy 20 years and meeting several friends, didn't think this job would be as rewarding.
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Good company but limited advancement
Deputy Program Engineer (Current Employee), Mobile, ALFebruary 8, 2014
morning meetings, followed by discussions on pathways forward to support production. Research of corrective actions to be taken. Data base updates.

Management is concerned about profit and loss.

co-workers don't get to collaborate - everyone pretty much on their own.

Getting people to talk to each other. Everything is top priority, so people are – more... torn between assignments.

great location on Gulf. – less
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Productive
Report Writer/Software Developer (Former Employee), Mobile, ALFebruary 4, 2014
Development of new and modified Sql and Oracle Reports for ERP IFS systems company wide.
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No rainouts!
Millwright (Former Employee), Mobile alabamaJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: no rainouts
Cons: long days
Steady work welding Navy Vessels inside work no rainouts diverse crowd
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Amazing potential - Not organized
Fabrication Apprentice (Former Employee), Mobile, ALDecember 16, 2013
Pros: 4 day work week (10 hours a day), insurance benefits (health, dental, vision)
Cons: many uneducated authoraties, apprenticeship program doesn't match applical yard work, favortism, unjust evaluations unless you are in the 'buddy system'
Great job opportunity and benefits. However, the apprenticeship program I was apart of lacked much in the classroom curriculum as well as opportunities to work under Class A journey men. Also, many of the supervisors and foreman don't know the basics of how to read blue prints much less have beneficial personalities.

Supervisors, foremen, need to have – more... better personalities and understanding in training apprentices and new hires.

There is favoritism to the point that there are people in authority that do not have the character nor understanding to train and equip mature tradesmen to benefit the company.

Also, the HR sometimes compromises the AL law when it comes to osha safety (I'm osha 10 certified) and work based injuries and benefits. This happened to me personally. I had to get a lawyer to get what the law of Alabama clearly states are my rights when I was injured on the job.

Again, this shipyard is clean and has the potential to be the best shipyard in Alabama, but if the people within the authoratative positions do not care to operate in lawful integrity and justice, no matter how good the potential for a business, it will not reach its ultimate potential and success. – less
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Good Place to Work and Advance
Electrician Apprentice (Former Employee), Mobile, ALNovember 6, 2013
Management is clear with instructions and provide needed supplies to get tasks done in a quick manner.
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Good Start
Structural Welder (Former Employee), Mobile, ALOctober 21, 2013
Its great place to start a career and get a feel for the welding field
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Enjoyable yet challenging work.
Scheduler (Current Employee), Mobile, ALOctober 20, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing I am a key part in the building of Littoral Combat Ships for the United States Navy. I learn something new everyday. It is rewarding but can be challenging at the same time.
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Clean yard, Poor planning
Marine Electrician (Former Employee), Mobile, ALOctober 19, 2013
The overall experience was good but the planning department / management does not plan out workdays very well. lots of idle time with out craft work to do. We spent lots of time cleaning and sweeping rather than on production.
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Very Safe and Productive Shipyard
ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE (Former Employee), Mobile, AlOctober 2, 2013
Went to class one week out of everymonth and learned basic electrical circuits, bending conduit, basic electrical codes, etc. The other weeks of the month i worked in the yard on a high tech military ship and pulled cable, wired lights, wired smoked detectors, wired power panels, groomed cables, etc. Management and co workers were all great and taught – more... me a lot needed to know information. The hardest part of the job was fitting in tight spaces and having to crawl around the ship, Most enjoyable part of the job was learning something i knew nothing about and the labor. We worked 10 hr shifts and i was always working and days would fly by as if i was there for only a few hours. – less
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Engineering
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Mobile, ALSeptember 11, 2013
OK place to work and very busy environment. Co-workers are great.
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Licensed Electrician with 20 years of experience
A Class Electrician (Current Employee), Mobile, ALAugust 16, 2013
Licensed Electrician with 20 years of experience. Skilled with diagnosis, repair, and installation in
residential,commercial,industrial,marine environments.
Proficient with electrical systems including but not limited to machinery shutdown / navigational communications /
internal communications / PLC Systems.
National Electric Codes (NEC) Excellent – more... written and verbal communication skills
AC/DC power and control systems Superior troubleshooting skills
Electro-mechanical proficiency Test equipment operation
NEC codes and codebook New construction
Digital circuitry Sub-panel installation
Branch circuit wiring Diagnostic testing
Blueprints & Schematics Commercial and industrial electrician
Safety & QA Cable Tray Conduit
Gained extensive experience in analyzing and following manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints and other
specifications.
Mastered the use of measuring/testing instruments such as ammeters, ohmmeters, voltmeters and testing lamps.
Consistently commended for team-player mind-set, "doing it right the first time" and working with minimal supervision
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Very busy, lots of work and the staff is great
Admin (Current Employee), Mobile, ALAugust 14, 2013
Pros: very busy office
Cons: have to walk a long ways to office
A typical day at work is a very busy day with no downtime. The management and staff is helpful. The hardest part of my job is getting back information that I need to complete a task.
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A place to work if you are just starting out.
A-Class Pipe Welder (Current Employee), Mobile, AlAugust 4, 2013
Pros: supposedly one of the cleanest shipyards around, its a job
Cons: favortism, unethical buisiness practices.
This is a company that has many upper management employees, which none of them can help you in any way. If you are assigned night shift you will actually be there for support. You will be performing job duties that have nothing to do with what you were hired for, ex: if you come in as a pipe welder you will spend about 90% of your time bolting flanges, – more... placing tags on equipment, and making STRUCTURAL welds that dayshift did not feel like doing because they are in a bad place. The other 10% of your time will be spent actually working with pipe that is usually left over from days because there was a problem. When its all said and done don't be surprised if your check is short because of a technical error, and do not expect it to ever be corrected. – less