Huntington Ingalls Industries

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Reviews in Pascagoula, MS

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
117 Reviews
3.3
117 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Educational assistance and good benefits package (in 6 reviews)

  • Good pay and entitlements to help with my family (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • I agree with another review that it is indeed a white collar jobs program and a good old boy network (in 5 reviews)

  • Don't expect any personal interactions with upper management, ever (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Opportunities

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    Former Employee - DESIGNER III in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - DESIGNER III in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I started straight out of high school and graduated from the design apprenticeship program.

    Cons

    work had become increasingly slower and many jobs were lost to lay offs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Top heavy and stressful.

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Apprentice Electrician in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay. Good experience on paper. Some people are great to work for while some will make your life a living hell. Union will sometimes fight for you.

    Cons

    Long walks to job sites. Extreme physical stress to knees, hips, and shoulders. (Many people end uo having surgery those areas.) Craft employees expected to haul heavy toolboxes and equipment up stair towers. Little to no communication between craft and higher management. Stressful deadlines pushed hard on craft employees. Administration does whatever is in there best interest.. not the employees. Safety is disregarded when push comes to shove (heavy rain, flooding ships, or below freezing conditions.. they WILL make you sick or hurt you.) No sick days, period. Trust me.. you will get thrown under the bus at Ingalls if a white hat needs or wants to. If you are an apprentice be prepared to not learn jack on the job when you land a foreman who doesn't care about setting you up for success or looks down on you for driving his cost of bills up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the top heavy administration and pay craft better if you want to have them work in such horrible conditions. Get rid of people in craft who don't actually do work. Fix the apprenticeship and set it up for apprentices to actually learn on the job with a teacher.. not some random workers who could care less. Stop throwing apprentices to the wolves. communicate with your employees without intimidation. Get rid of the good ole boy system!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent place for Constructing Mega Machines

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good working conditions, safety minded management. Company goals to keep an active and stable workforce.

    Cons

    I have been in 3 different departments in the past 20 years. Have never been promoted within. While opportunities did come up in that department, but was never considered. Always had to transfer to a different department to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is a problem or something is not working correctly, stop trying to reinvent your processes. Understand what you have and build from there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    good company,government jobs

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    Former Employee - Nuclear Pipefitter in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Nuclear Pipefitter in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very good safety and always have work

    Cons

    no to many hours to work,no overtime and some foremans dont like contractors people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they have benefits for the company people no for contractors and i was contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    terrible

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    Former Employee - Shipfitter Trainee in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Shipfitter Trainee in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good money, benefits,nice view, starts early

    Cons

    selfish people, racist, dog eat dog type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cheer up ,enjoy life while you have it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked as a Welder it's hard work but the pay is great. Put in an application the process is very easy.

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    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Structural Welder in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best thing's working here is the pay and the hours. You can get overtime just about any weekend if your up for it.

    Cons

    It's challenging because it's hot in the summer so if you starting around july be prepared for the heat. Also be prepared for strict safety rules.

  8.  

    Electrical apprentice

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    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Electrical Apprentice in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Building America's warships is a very satisfying and rewarding job. Most of the craftsman are willing to teach and explain in detail about the job. Promotion opportunities are plentiful if you're willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Working around steel is hot, cold and dirty. The hours could be adjusted depending on the time of year, come in earlier in the summer months and later in the winter months. When folks are more comfortable they tend to work harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Electrician

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    Current Employee - Marine Electrician in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Marine Electrician in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Somewhat good training
    Advancement potential

    Cons

    Job security, dependent upon awarded contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much undo harrassement
    No trust in your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Strong Company - Poor Outlook

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Pascagoula, MS
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer IV in Pascagoula, MS

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits packages. For most entry and mid level positions not to much overtime is required.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunity. Company is beginning to cut many high paying positions. Shipbuilding sector is struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more incentive to money. Stock price is strong but compensation is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ingalls Pascagoula. Since NG left...declining benefits are now the norm.

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Pascagoula, MS
    Former Employee - Engineering in Pascagoula, MS

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big organization stability and resources. There are many great people there. Experts in just about every field that you can learn from. Can specialize if you are able to move internally. Great place to learn quickly. Just out of school initial opportunities are good. Do not spend more than 3 to 5 yrs there.

    Cons

    Employees benefits are being cut consistently. Cut holiday this year. Cut PTO accrual rate. Eliminated Sick Time. Said can Flex time, but limited. Merit raises frozen for 6 months and very small when received before (except mgmt). Your pay check will decrease with respect to inflation. Will likely get no salary increases when you get within 10 yrs of retirement. Would only recommend working here if no other option at this time (why i clicked recommend). Limited hiring of salaried at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congrats on your 100% plus raises/bonuses when separated from NG. Glad you will not be affected by the 6 month merit raise freeze either. Agree with cuts to stay profitable...but freezing the staffs pay raises while getting very large bonuses yourselves is not a way to keep staff happy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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