Marinette Marine

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Marinette Marine Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
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  1.  

    engineer marine

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marinette Marine

    Pros

    good folks good work and interesting work

    Cons

    cold climate in wisconsin for most of the year

  2.  

    Best recreation of a Siberian slave labor camp ever.

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    Former Employee - Not Saying in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Not Saying in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There aren't any. If you have to live in the area, then it's a possible place to work.

    Cons

    Terrible pay.
    Next to non-existent raises: 2% raise in 4 years of hard labor.
    Arduous review process that measures nothing. And it doesn't affect your pay so who cares.
    Little to no possibility for advancement.
    Spirit crushing workload and working environment.
    Constant policy/procedure changes assures no one knows what to do or what the status of anything is.
    Constant policy/procedure changes means your work scope changes every day, usually getting larger.
    Lack of skilled labor. (My apologies to the few guys that know what they're doing.)
    High number of contractors with little accountability.
    Friction between all departments. I'm not exaggerating.
    Myopic management with little accountability for their decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't consider management worthy of my advice much less the positions they hold and the salaries they earn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unprofessional management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close to home
    very nice receptionist

    Cons

    to get IT to assist with anything was like pulling teeth...
    alot of swearing from managers
    a lot of the managers didn't get along with each other...back stabbing
    hostile work environment
    did not work as a team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your managers how to act and how to treat each other with respect. A manager should not be allowed to sit in his office and scream out the "F" bomb serval times a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent health benefits with onsite medical, chiropractor and physical therapy. Excellent vision and dental benefits. Promising industry. Ample vacation/personal days.

    Cons

    Unprofessional attitudes from those in leadership roles. Too much conflict of interest between leaders. Inability to properly handle harassment and bullying. Most employees look at their days to see what is in it for them and will stop at nothing to further themselves regardless if it is best for the company or not. Far too many double standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Conduct proper investigations. Review all accusations of misconduct and ensure there is specific proof. Enforce a warning system for issues of misconduct in which all parties are made aware and sign off. All leaders must notify HR immediately of any reports of harassment or bullying. Keep leaders in check and ensure their interests are best for the company. Enforce penalties for conflicts of interest and double standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    living in hell

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time

    Pros

    Good Health Benefits, saying I quit

    Cons

    If you are salary you are screwed. Management will work you 12 hour days whether there is work or not because they can. The ones that work the 12 hour days and know what they are doing get no appreciation. The ones that work 8 hours and know nothing well continue to know nothing and work 8 hours. Management is so unorganized and treat their employees like rags. No incentives for work done well. It is a sweat shop and if you are smart you will stay far away from this company. Right now it is the Italians who own the company putting their twist on it which gets no good results and the Union Contractors fighting with the non union contractors. There is no team playing and as said before no training. You get no training but if you make a mistake they will march you up to HR and say you are not a good learner. Worst Company I ever worked for. However also as said before the best CON was calling up and saying I am not coming back. They will kill you, step over you and work the rest of the crew that much harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smarting up. Your employees is what makes the Company work. Treat them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Marinette Marine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marinette Marine

    Pros

    Coworkers and work opportunities that were provided

    Cons

    Stressful work enviroment and pay

  8.  

    good

    Former Employee - Welder in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Welder in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    regular work, steady work welding

    Cons

    there are no cons for this job

  9.  

    Marinette Marine

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    Current Employee - Ship Fitter in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Ship Fitter in Marinette, WI

    I have been working at Marinette Marine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Place to work need to change production culture

    Cons

    Lazy Work Force union employees have advanced and can not do the job much in part due to the union ,union members feel they can do as they please .Most will do what they can do to slow the job down . Most of management just lets things happen so they have no conflict . Creating an even bigger problem .Most of manage will not exert any force due to the low wages they earn and the ones that do try and do their job have a constant battle with trying to keep employees on the job .If the Union wants to help cultivate a different culture and help the company improve then they need to sit down and discuss the problems and start changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your front line supervisors and pay them what they are worth .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A shipyard that may be sinking fast.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marinette Marine full-time

    Pros

    + Union Based Shop
    + Good Wages Depending on Trade
    + Good Benefits and Health Care

    If you are already a highly skilled tradesmen, this can be a great place to work, they offer halfway decent wages and offer good benefits for union members. They offer things such as on site health care and free chiropractic sessions off site.

    Cons

    - US VS "You" Mentality
    - Complete Lack of Training
    - Unprofessional Employees
    - Complete Lack of Accountability
    - Constant Fighting in Union and with Company
    - Constant Change within company and employee structure

    There is constant in house fighting, either within the union or with the contractors or with the company itself (IE Human Resources). It seems like the only time the company corrects a problem or issue is when they are served a grievance from the union.

    They hire new people or bring in contractors with very little or no work experience and expect them to adsorb work experience as if you were some sort of parasite or amoeba.

    If you are coming in new or with very little work experience, don't expect to get a lot of training. The older employees don't want to share information with new people and the company doesn't want to pay for training.

    Although it's supposed to be a union shop, currently sub-contractors out number actual union shop employees. Many of these sub-contractors know less then the actual employees.

    Most if not all of the employees are very unprofessional. There is a lot of work tool theft, graffiti and racism floating around the work place in the shipyard itself. It's not unusual for someone to steal your tools, or your lunch or anything else that isn't nailed down.

    The company is constantly changing the way everything is handled, they are always trying to find things that "work" instead of trying to fix the things that are broken.

    There is a complete lack of accountability within the shipyard, employees can damage $80,000.00 worth of equipment, but no one is caught or disciplined over it.

    As of 9/27/2013 there has been several instances of employees within the yard directly endangering their fellow co-workers by something that can only be described as sabotage. Luckily no one has been hurt or killed, but no one has been caught yet either.

    The company would like everyone to believe that they are doing great and are a viable company, all while dumping millions of dollars into the company without turning a profit. As of right now MMC is still "figuring out" the process. I am concerned that our jobs will still be here within the next 3 to 5 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the union like criminals, stop forcing them to file a grievance every time they need something to get done. The union would work more with the company with the company would stop alienating the union for a few seconds.

    Provide training for your employees. HR wonders why stuff gets broken or damage or because there is sub-par work in the ship yard, the reason is simple, because you don't train your employees and you don't properly test people coming into the yard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marinette, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marinette, WI

    I worked at Marinette Marine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As the area's largest employer, the company provides income for skilled and unskilled employees who are willing to tolerate the abuse for the reward of living in an otherwise pleasant community and region.

    Cons

    Very bad culture of abusing employees. Very unprofessional at multiple levels within the organization and a cover-your-butt mentality paralyzes all decision-making activities. Certainly worth investigating whether this company's treatment of employees is a contributing factor in some recent suicides & murder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations -- you have done a fine job of running many of the competent employees out of the organization. With a little more effort and a committed focus on a single shipbuilding market, you will soon be able to run the company into the ground in much the same way that you have guided some recent vessels into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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