Ship Fitter Asst/pipefitter asst./ Fire watch (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA 92101 – December 30, 2016
A typical day at work was repairing steel beams and steel plates with heavy machinery and power tools. With this occupation I learned how to operate heavy machinery, use power tools and also learned pipe installation and welding for ship repair. Co-workers were always helpful and there when needed. Management was great, they always had the day planned out before we arrived for a more efficient day. The hardest part of the job was working in very tight spaces yet it still wasn't a problem for me. the most enjoyable part of the job was the knowledge I gained everyday.
Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – September 14, 2016
Venture Dynamics was a great place to learn and advance. Monday through Friday, Saturdays if approved. It's a temp agency for the shipyard so work can get slow at times. But when work is booming, so are your hours.
Painter, Sprayer, Blaster (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – March 10, 2016
The personnel were very friendly. I was able to make a very good income to provide for my family. The hardest part of the job was the weather conditions. You are always outside most of the time. The best part of the job was receiving your pay check on pay day and see what your labors produced.
RECRUITER (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – May 12, 2015
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Receptionist/ Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Portsmouth Va – April 6, 2015
Its a busy job, but it is a lot of fun and you have to be a people person because there is always people in the office. You do occasionally get some people in the office who have bad attitudes but you have to just brush them off. I have learned so much at this office, I never knew much about the shipyards until I started working here.
Insulation Mechanic (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – March 6, 2015
Venture provided OSHA training class with certificates and provided proper job related PPDs. They also provided Rapid Gate access passes to obtain access on Norfolk Naval Base. The pay was great, but no benefits
Great pay, steady work schedule
Communication between management and Job supervisor
Laborer (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – July 15, 2014
A typical day working at this job was digging hole, and laying pipes. I learned how to weld pipes together. The hardest part about this job was the temperature. The most enjoyable part of this job was my coworkers.
Outside Machinist (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – September 27, 2013
This company hires temporary employees for other companies. However when you as an employee needed anything you had to contact Venture. These calls usually were not answered, you would have to take off from work to personaly go see them to get things done.
The cons are so many, paying for identification, PPE and everything you need to perform your job.
2nd Class Marine Electrician (Former Employee) – NorfolkVA – June 11, 2012
Typical work day would consist of jobs needed to be started or finshed on the ships in the yard. The Formans would asign all the jobs and the personel needed to complete the work. It was easy to work with all my co-workers.
1st Class shipfitter (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – May 17, 2012
They have gone out of their way to take care of myself and other co-workers who've traveled outside the state. The pay is really good. They workers go out of their way to say hello whenever they see you. Pam was the one person I dealt with the most. Most of the others I don't really know. Pam was always smiling and greets with a big hug. If you ever have a problem she's always there to help you. One of my co-workers had his car towed when we got out of work. Venture Dynamics gave him an early check so he could get his car back from the towing company. The woman worked late that night to meet him!!!!!!!!!!!!!
as silly as it sounds, i loved getting the $25 gas card, for working 48 hours/week., when my hours were cut back to 40, i really missed it