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Answered February 9, 2018

It's hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. Being a good worker doesn't get you moved up in the company, I've had a Foreman tell me that himself. Most of the time it's the apprentices or through affirmative action that people move up the quickest, and the company is VERY open about that. Your foreman can be amazing or a straight garbage leader. Your crew can have folk who are nice and hard-working, or they can be toxic and lazy, it's really a roll of the dice, I've seen it all. The painting trade (X33) is often discriminated against when going to a tool room. Personally, I've been lied to my face when asking for a tool only for me to see the guy behind me get it as I walk out the line, or I'll mention one that's in plain view just for them to say, "Oh it's broken.". Also it's not the most intellectually stimulating environment to work in, things get extremely repetitive VERY quickly. Moreover, there's a huge problem with Huntington Ingalls tradesman being lazy and dragging work out. On top of that, a lot of female workers within the painting department (but not all) are put on a pedestal and won't even have to lift a finger to work. Sometimes your work is so light, trivial, and mundane you'll have to struggle to stay awake and alert. Other times you could be behind schedule and running your body into the ground trying to get the job done, which is NEVER worth it imo. Oh and It's a shipyard so danger presents itself in the most unapologetic fashion in many places of the yard. Union dues are incredibly low, ironically the Union has an iron grip on the yard, if you're comfortable going to your foreman talk to them please. Insurance is cheap, but paid time off is a pile of garbage. You get a whopping total of 40 hours of use it or lose it paid time off. And this is assuming you have perfect attendance the entire year. Some crews struggle to find work just for the weekday. Other crews are working 10 or 12 hour shifts shifts 5-7 days a week. Having great people in my crew and a particular foreman I've taken a liking to for his humor, fair treatment of workers and his strong competency of the job has made the work bearable and at times delightful. If it wasn't for them this place would be depressing. Your mileage may vary.

Answered October 3, 2019

Depends on whether you're a represented (union) or non-represented (management, contractor). But health insurance was great with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Answered September 4, 2019

Considering I had to wake up at 3am to be at work at 6am with the 13k employees or was rough & I never got used to it in the 6yrs I was there.

Answered September 4, 2019

Hair drug test. Goes back 8 months . Other options for test sites are arms legs and arm pits

Answered November 12, 2018

At least 30 days, must pass a physical, including hair-follicle drug test. Also a small background check because the company does contract work for the US government.

Answered May 29, 2018

Be in safe. Is a very unsafe enviroment and any one can have an accident. And thats the worse thing that could happen once your have it company will try to fired you

Answered December 7, 2019

A non-represented employee accrues about 2.1 hours per week in PTO (Personal Time Off). This includes vacation and sick leave, and you are free to use it as you choose.

Answered April 23, 2018
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