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Excellent Oppurtunites
Material Coordinator II (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 11, 2019
The company is continuing to grow, and they have amazing benefits, and growth opportunities. The staff is extremely friendly, and
there is never a shortage of personnel looking to help!
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Horrible place to work
Senior Program Office Coordinator Post Delivery (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALMarch 4, 2019
One of the worst companies I have ever worked for there is a good ole boy system going on and the President is not Navy oriented. The comosny has a lot of learning they need
Pros
Nothing
Cons
President and Purchasing Mansgement
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3.0
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not sure
Senior Lead A Class Machinist (Former Employee) –  Mobile, AL.February 25, 2019
decent enough company with the paid holidays and sick time I would recomend it too any one. Management is not very supportative of it's employee's the pay is in the going rate
Pros
schedule
Cons
hot weather can become a health hazard
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A place of mediocrity
Naval Architect (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 16, 2019
This is a place led by armatures. Blind leads the blind is an appropriate cliche. Superior abilities go unrewarded. Sycophants are rapidly promoted. Good place for apprentices if you are ready to learn stuff yourselves. Your leads will provide only lip service for they are quite ignorant on how things work themselves.
Pros
Free time to surf the net.
Cons
Parking, time clocks for the worker bees
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4.0
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Clean Enviroment
Electrician (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 11, 2019
All work was conducted indoors, eliminating loss work days due to weather. Tools and material to perform specific work tasks were readily available in your work area or through management.
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2.0
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The down to earth Co-workers where very nice to work with and learn a lot about ship Building
Sr. Structural Designer III/Checker (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALFebruary 7, 2019
Management was very hard to work for. They where not in sink with there workers and with the Contractors too. DID NOT now how to manage the work load on a daily, weekly and monthly schedules.
Pros
Co-Workers where very friendly.
Cons
Management needs lots and lots of training or need better supervises.
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4.0
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Good place to work.
Logistics Associate (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 24, 2019
Austal is a good place to work, with a set day and night shift. management is good and every job is taken as serious as the next. advancements can be regular in production departments, not so much in support departments.
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4.0
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An Overall Good Place to Work
Quality Document Controller (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 17, 2019
The pay and benefits are wonderful, but the management's involvment with employees and total support leaves something to be desired. The management in my department had no idea what their employees were doing on a daily basis or how to perform basic job functions.
Cons
Short breaks, uniterested management
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good benefits
Pipe Fitter (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJanuary 15, 2019
Management is average, they need a union over there. They dont give out boot vouchers anymore. Parking in limited. They dont provide basic tools anymore. No overtime. Overtime is very rare
Pros
free turkeys, sometimes bonuses
Cons
short breaks, smoke free yard, no overtime
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5.0
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Productive work place
logistics (Current Employee) –  Mobile alJanuary 2, 2019
Austal is one of the best companies I have ever work for, Many difference ways to move up in the work place. Building ships for navy has been a great.
Pros
Great lunches
Cons
Short breaks
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3.0
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Large Company striving to keep family first feeling
Document Controller I - Quality (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALDecember 8, 2018
This company grew very quickly, and is working to keep the family feeling along the way. Good benefits, good PTO, with a longer Christmas break. Employees are encouraged to support United Way, Toys for Tots, and various other community activities. The company also offers after-hours classes on a variety of subjects which can help an employee advance. On the whole, it is a good place to work.
Pros
Good benefits, after-hours training
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5.0
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great place to work
FABRICATION SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALDecember 2, 2018
austal was a great place to work. the management staff was very helpful in all areas of production. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to build ships.
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learn multiple job trades,learn how a navy ship operates,management is great.many differentcultures working around you,hardest part about job was tank
Structural Fitter/Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALOctober 15, 2018
great learning experience,challenging job tasks,you learn numuross job trades.management is great and helpful.different but manageble.climbing through man holes and tanks.the best part of working at austal is getting to learn multiple job trades.
Pros
benifits
Cons
parking
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3.0
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Fun work place kind of
Welder (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALOctober 2, 2018
Learn different ways of welding . Over head , vertical, horizontal, and hard to reach spots . U get a tour around. Nice vending machines. Nice co- workers.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Few breaks
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Productive
T&A Lockout/Tagout Lead Safety Technician (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALSeptember 27, 2018
Government job with no government benefits. Not many available shifts. Strict attendance policy. Not everyone has the opportunity for advancement. Overall good company
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3.0
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Decent Manual Labor Job
Full time CNC Operator-Trades Assistant (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALSeptember 18, 2018
Good job, solid benefits, some supervisors are hard to work for and others are great. It is possible to advance if one is willing to learn and do the harder jobs. They do give bonuses if the company profit is strong.
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Great company to work for
Electrical Apprentice (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALSeptember 13, 2018
Overall great company to work for. You are guaranteed at least forty hours a week but can work more if you'd like. The safest and cleanest ship yard in the country.
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3.0
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it was work.
A Class Fitout Tradesman/Fiber Optic Tech (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALSeptember 11, 2018
a job is a job. I don't really care to elaborate. However, if you wish that I ramble on sure. Here you go. I am under a required clearance to tell you nothing more than. Hey I build boats that the Navy likes a lot. Is that enough.
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2.0
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Stressful work enviroment
Fiber Optics Technician (Current Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 29, 2018
To stressful, everyday work day takes the joy out of working their.
For ex, I have at least 3 meeting a week that I have to attend. In those meetings the pressure is very intense causing people to say and do things in fear of their jobs. Over time most people are trying to leave Austal.
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If you enjoy happiness don't work for Austal
Trades Assistant Fit-out Installation (Former Employee) –  Mobile, ALJuly 26, 2018
I would never recommend anyone to work at Austal. The management team from Supervisors to managers have no clue of what they're doing. They are rude, messy, they pick on others, they harass people, HR is one sided they continue to put you in situations where you are in hostile environment. I would never in my life be put back in such a stressful and unhappy environment.
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