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Great benefits, but terrible working conditions and preferential treatment
Structural Fitter/Welder (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 24, 2017
Austal USA is a good co. as far as benefits go. But the working conditions are unsafe for the most part, there is a system of preferential treatment, and rules that are only implicated for some. The playing field is not even and it is extremely hard to move up and better yourself unless you have relatives or are in really good with the shift foremans or managers. Once you have hit your ceiling at whatever position it is you are in, thats pretty much it. There is no incentive, encouragement, or even a recommendation process that happens. They simply do not care about you and would just rather no one ever speak up for themselves. Also the company went to a "mandatory rotation" from day shift to night shift. Only to find out it was only mandatory for some of the crews. And these crews are expected to work in 3 month rotations. Which means 3 straight months on night shift...which means half of the year...which means half of a family man or woman life away from their families.Should never have called it mandatory if it was never intended for the entire company.
Pros
benefits
Cons
poor conditions. too long on night shift
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Good pay
Electrician (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 13, 2017
good pay over all the supervision isn't to bad. really good job for someone local to the area. it's pretty clean for a shipyard. you can advance quickly
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Great place to work
Ship Fitter (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 12, 2017
Good place to work. especially if you want to move up in your desired field of study. they have great benifits too. i have learned at lot about things not in my field.
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Best shipyard environment
1st Class Shipfitter (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALMarch 31, 2017
Great place to work.decent benefits and salary..good facilities and outstanding safety program.. Advancement is slow but getting better.. parking is sufficient
Pros
Clean environment
Cons
Forced to work what ever shift they want..
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Alot of people, but overall its a great place to work. no complaints from me they they have a large variety of things to learn.
Fire Watch (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMarch 25, 2017
I have been working there for a little while and its taught me a whole bunch of useful tips, advice, and information that would maybe help me further in the future.
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Productive and nice work atmosphere
Logistics Associate I (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMarch 8, 2017
I enjoyed the work atmosphere at Austal. I kept records of inventory and placed equipment in it's proper storing place. I enjoyed working independently with very little supervision.
Pros
Great work atmosphere
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family business
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 12, 2017
great company worked out of Texas on many oil rigs life on the road was great except for living in hotels.I LIKE PEOPLE AND THEY HAD ALL KINDS
Pros
lots of work
Cons
work on oil rigs temporary
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They don't like to hire white women
Former member (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALDecember 7, 2016
If you are a white female your chances of working here are slim to none!!! If you have more education the they hire men and foreign women and men. The way they hire is more who you know not what you know.
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COST MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALNovember 3, 2016
This business is an Australian based company. My office was in a new construction building so the facility was very nice. The future contracts were very promising as well.
Pros
facility
Cons
austrialian mentality
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Productive and learning skillful workplace
Firewatch/Holewatch (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALAugust 4, 2016
I like each and everything about it the coworkers are people persons and great team work. The bosses are outstanding and compassionate, and understanding.
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Watch out for back stabbers
Insulator, A Class (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 31, 2016
Racism play's a big part in Austal they treat contact workers dirty they don't like the fact u make per diem working here and u live out of town
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Needs better supervisors and foreman
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Good place
Aluminum Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 2, 2016
Good place to gain experience had great benefits for the employees. Management was caring. Great opportunity to broaden your knowledge in different fields.
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Productive
Quality Inspector (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMay 20, 2016
Job is well to ado enjoy working with the people I encounter. Why do you need to know about this company I only won't to set a profile for a job not to rate previous employment....
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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Nice clean safe yard
Marine Insulator (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 15, 2016
Enjoyable workplace from clock in to clock out good co-workers good management;foreman;supervisors etc clean environment makes it a more safer place to work
Pros
I enjoyed working there
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good company
Electrician/Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALNovember 18, 2015
the company was good to work for and benefits were good. employees were also very helpful and work environment was pleasant.
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productive, enjoy co workers
Logistics Associate (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALNovember 11, 2015
The start of the day was to go in Check inventory. Supply crafts with work tools and make sure the workers had their PPE. My Co-workers were very supportive and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was dealing with management when things are not going right.
Pros
good pay and good benefits
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Fast Paced and Growing Company
Fire Watch / Safety (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALSeptember 8, 2015
I enjoy work at Austal. When working at Austal everyone feels like family. Management is Awesome and co-workers are too. The hardest part of my job was getting organized when things wasn't in order.
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Strict, regulated,
Shipfitter/welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 21, 2015
Extreme work! structured work! inside a shop so not to hot during summer. This is skilled work and they expect only the best.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
east to get fired
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nice place to works and good benefits
A class outside machinist (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALApril 4, 2015
all co workers are all cooperative including supervisor and safety is always concerned. break rooms are huge and nice place to spend your break time.
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Austal is a place to learn to weld
Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 21, 2015
A typical day at Austal is the not knowing what the day will bring. the hardest part of the job is how long it takes to get a working power source.
Pros
Get Certified as a "B" class Structural Welder
Cons
The Buddy System
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