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Clean place to work. Good benefits.
TRADE ASSISTANT / PIPEFITTER (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJune 17, 2017
Easy to get along with most who work there. There is room for improvement, but overall not bad. Communication was a little off. Supervisors seemed over tasked at times.
Pros
Good benefits, clean work place, most supervisors will work with you for imprivement.
Cons
Communication, logistics slow.
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Good place to start
Worker (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJune 5, 2017
Pay is fair. Hours aren't bad. Favorites played at management level. Hypocritical leadership. Advancement not as much skill based or deserved as would be desired, more determined by the amount of brown on candidates noses.
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
leadership
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Productive with emphasis on meeting deadlines
Mechanical Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJune 2, 2017
A typical day includes working on assignments or projects for most of the day. During week you will have at least couple meetings to give status updates. Management is under constant pressure from superiors.
Pros
Nice People
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Great place to start and learn about ship building.
Foreman (Former Employee) –  Mobile, AL 36602May 30, 2017
A very good company to start with. Although it possesses a strong culture of Good Ole' Boy mentality that causes frustrations throughout your day to day activities. At a certain level it becomes hard to move up as the advancement narrows to a select few. The same can be said for most companies though. All in all it is a respectable job as I was in a manager position, with a few hiccups along the way. HR needs to take an active role in how employees are disciplined and evaluated.
Pros
Good benefits and a decent learning atmosphere.
Cons
HR just Rubber Stamps managers decisions.
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Exelente
Aluminum Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 29, 2017
Bueno beneficio buen trato y buen sueldo. Muy satisfecho
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Leadership is very poor
Procurement Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 27, 2017
They have Managers and not leaders. They are very cliquish and do not recognize their employees. No bonuses and no raises but the Managers get their bonuses
Cons
Management and no Leadership
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My experience
Welder (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 25, 2017
Great place to work. Things could be much better however. There are lots of hard working people there. Engineers could do a much better job with prints
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Buen ambiente laboral
Soldador de estructura (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 22, 2017
Buen ambiente ,buena seguridad estabilidad laboral
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Management is rediculous
A Class Aluminum Structural Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 22, 2017
They need to stop working on the buddy system and stop coming up with reasons to fire people. Safe and consistent work. Management needs improvement. high pay.
Pros
high pay
Cons
easily fired
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its ok good people to work with
Shipfitter (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 10, 2017
Business is slow so there's no chance in advancing up! Not had a raise stuck at entry level pay.other than that its a good place to work great coworkers
Pros
good insurance 24hrs personal time
Cons
no raises
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Decent
Logistics Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 3, 2017
Decent place to work. Upper management is disconnected from workforce causing tension. Pay rate is good but there is little room for advancement. safe shipyard.
Pros
fair compensation
Cons
management disconnect
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Too much good ole boy buddy buddy Program
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mobile, AL 36602April 26, 2017
I've been there 5 years and Austal has potential to be a leading Shipbuilding Company, but there are too many of the wrong people in Management and key positions that rather promote and hire their friends or family than the qualified individuals who have put in hard work and dedication to fix the damage created by those individuals in the first place!
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Poor Leadership!
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Productive place to work
Document Control Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 26, 2017
The management is great. Easy place to work with and fun people within the company. There is always room for growth within this company. I really recommend people to apply here
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
No cons
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Good people and benefits poorly mangaged workplace
Crane Operator (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 14, 2017
Excellent potential workplace with little room for advancement . Company has a poor management structure resulting in below average job satisfaction. Exiting work environment
Pros
benefits personal time
Cons
Little oportunity for raises
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management
Sr. Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 1, 2017
Spent 11 years there. above average eval. When they stop liking you the give you a low eval and fire you. Right to work state. Management decides if they enjoy working with you or not..
Pros
lunch
Cons
They lie
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Interesting
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 17, 2017
Pro: Great company to work for, great pay.

Con: Not much room for advancement unless "someone" likes you. Promotions are offered generally preferentially not based on what you really do.
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Overall a great place to work.
Engineering Co-op (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 1, 2017
Austal is am amazing place to work and feel you're helping to make something amazing. My only critique is that job security is at the whim of the navy ,and government contracts have there own down falls.
Pros
Decent Pay
Cons
Goverment Contracts
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Great Place to WOrk
Electrical Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 31, 2017
I liked it but as soon as I had personal/medical issues I was dropped like a hot potato. I wanted to file a wrongful termination suit but HR said give it 6 months and I can reapply but I was Blacklisted.
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ship Yard
Fabrication (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 28, 2017
Great company, a bit of a good ole boys club but worth dealing with, always overtime and great benefits. Look for advancement
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You work hard so no one else has to
Fabrication Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 16, 2017
Everyone is so worried about saving their own skin and and sucking up to their higher up.

ULTIMATE DOG AND PONY SHOW.

If you are a hard worker and expect the same of your peers this is not the place for you.
Pros
Pay check
Cons
Short breaks, available food items
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