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