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very good company
Blender Operator (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, GAAugust 5, 2018
very good company very good people keeps everything fixed and up and running hardley keeps you out of work good benefits good pay managmeant is very good
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4.0
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fun place to work, easy fellow co workers, a place to learn
Boilermaker Welder / Fitter (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJuly 13, 2018
Loved it. morning lined out who was going where and to start or finish work. people got to work with partner (s) or solo. Once assigned you stayed on project till it was finished. Did not get to see steel shop foreman out in the job unless really needed. He was hard to talk to sometimes if you made a mistake. Hard to catch in a good mood as well. The hardest part of the job was going to your job foreman etc and not being able to solve problems and then being left to figure out the answer.The best part was when things went smoothly. It was hard to read and figure out drawings a lot. poorly drawn drawings on new build.The best part was learning by doing.Working with someone who could teach you new ways of doing things. also being able to stay with partner if you got on good together.
Pros
free motor pool or bus pass
Cons
none
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4.0
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Safety
Journeyman Welder (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 10, 2018
Safety Culture is the number one priority for the company witch in my opinion is a wonderful thing working in these industries is incredibly dangers! Overall great company, culture, and people
Pros
seasonal work summers off
Cons
seasonal work summers off
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3.0
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Good group of people in the Shipwrights department
Shipwright (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 25, 2018
Spent time in and out of tugboats and a variety of other working boats that call the Pacific NW home. The variety was great and the people to be around in my shop were easy to be with. Did anything from staging in ballast tanks to interior joinery.
Pros
Union Job
Cons
Other trades not always easy to get along with
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5.0
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Excellent company
Ship Welder Helper (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA 98119March 24, 2018
I would like to work for Foss on a permanent basis; however, the job was full-time, temporary work. I liked to company atmosphere and the benefits that are offered for permanent employees.
Cons
It wasn't a permanent position
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3.0
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incredible coworkers
harbor worker (Former Employee) –  Long Beach, CAMarch 10, 2018
Upper management Completely disconnected with regions needs and operating flaws. Personnel has extremely low moral, and serious concerns regarding operational procedures and future agenda on company presence within region.
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3.0
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Dynamic and collaborative place to work
Project Controls Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WA (remote)February 13, 2018
My team was great. Everyone I worked directly with were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, driven& personable. There was not much guidance for advancement and the different departments were very siloed.
Work was dynamic, challenging, and collaborative.
Pros
Great peers
Cons
Lack of internal direction
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4.0
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Ok work place
Journeyman Rigger (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 2, 2018
Running out of jobs. Not enough work for everyone. Alot of layoffs. Paid holidays. Paid vacation. Great overtime For day shift workers. Overtime after 8 hours of pay.
Pros
Union
Cons
Lack of work
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4.0
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Great place to work
Sr. Buyer/Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WADecember 31, 2017
great place to work, would still be there if we did have the RIF that required a number of people to take early retirement. Many 2nd. & third generation employees
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5.0
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It's nice to learn and a competitive worked..
Pipefitter Forman / leadman/ journeyman (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 20, 2017
Foss is a nice place to work with..they have a very friendly management to handle or assist you in work especially your safety at work..they give you equal treatment.
Pros
Sometime they are giving free lunch...
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Excellent and fun place to work
Barge Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 19, 2017
Foss was a very reputable company and a great place to work, all the management was very helpful and always ready to get involved when they were needed to help out the team
Pros
Great people, Awesome atmosphere
Cons
Different cultures and people from around the globe working together
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Excellent
Chief / Relief, 2nd & 3rd Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAOctober 26, 2017
It was a wonderful experience I enjoyed working with everyone. I was treated fairly and well taken care of well. The only reason why I left Was because it was a temporary job.
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3.0
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Self Managed Position
BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  New JerseyOctober 2, 2017
Worked from a satellite office, created a stand alone business for supply. Oversaw client relations and employees. Integrated inventory controls, maintenance program, and ordering processes
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4.0
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Great company to work for
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 25, 2017
If it weren’t for lay-offs I would have been there forever!!!! I worked with amazing people who always strived to make you feel comfortable and like family.
Pros
The people, coffee machine, management, positive work place
Cons
Nothing
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4.0
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Maritime tugboat company that recently underwent massive reformation.
Deckhand Engineer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WASeptember 21, 2017
Excellent reputation and great standards of safety. Foss is currently re-working their business model and will take some time to recover. Most office personnel have been replaced and roughly half the deckhands (Inland Boatman's Union) have been laid off.
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5.0
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Great place to work
DISPATCHER (Former Employee) –  Kivalina, AKSeptember 13, 2017
Great company to work for. I worked for them in alaska and couldnt have asked for a better group of people to work with. The management was incredible as far as i was concerned.
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4.0
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Great people
Outside Machine Shop (OMS) lead-man (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 16, 2017
The employees at Foss are mostly like a family. There are the few that have a hard time with that. The crafts intermingle well and work together for the most part.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
late notice for some things
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5.0
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Great Company and Great People.
Senior Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 16, 2017
Started working for Foss as a Senior HR Generalist about 7 months ago after retiring from the US Army. Foss is a medium sized company with a family feel to it. If you are lucky enough to land a job here you can expect to be surrounded by talented people who are more than willing to help you succeed. You can also expect a safe work environment where Dignity and Respect are a norm, not the exception. There is always plenty of work to do, so the day's tend to fly by. All in all a great company, with great people, and good wages and benefits.
Pros
Great People, Culture, and Compensation
Cons
Traffic, but that is pretty much something everyone working in Seattle deals with.
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3.0
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High Volume AP Department
Accounts Payable Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 11, 2017
Company has great potential for initiating change management and continuous improvement, but is currently experiencing some growth pains and overall restructure. Great opportunity for someone wiling to wade through the 1970's mud to get to present/future state.
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2.0
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Growing pains
Manager of Safety, Health and Compliance (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 9, 2017
Company has great history. Going through challenging times. Seem to be struggling to get back on track. Low morale and high stress at this time. Has the potential to be a great company.
Pros
Benefit package and pay are good
Cons
Lack of managerment support and communicaiton between departments
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