Insulator Helper (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – April 5, 2018
everyone had a meeting every morning. I learned how to make templates for insulation projects. Management was fine but sometimes hard to find when you need them. workplace culture was good we worked hard it just wasn't enough to last the day. The hardest part of the day is staying awake waiting on someone to give you something to do. The most enjoyable part of the day is getting the job done so you could start something new the next day.
Receptionist/HR Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Bremerton, WA – April 18, 2018
When I was hired I was under the impression that we would be really busy once the ship yard picked up. I was happy I was hired during the slow time so I was able to learn as much as I could before we got busy. After my first week my manager who hired me was fired. There was only 3 of us in that offices so it dropped us down to two people. The owner reassured us that our jobs would be safe and continue to work. The last day of my second week we got a call saying that he was closing the Bremerton office and to pack up our stuff and leave.
General Labor (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – October 19, 2017
The employees was pretty cool , and they didn't drag me , they actually helped and showed me actually what I needed to do . They made sure we ate , if we didn't have enough money . They've also made me faster worker .
Fire Watch/laborer (Current Employee) – Portsmouth, VA – May 3, 2017
Just work hard and you will advance you will get hours as long as you come to work you work in any condition just be prepared to have to travel around to different shipyards so u need reliable transportation
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.