Austal Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.1
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David Singleton
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Pros
  • "Good pay, good benifits, steady work, lots of overtime if wanted(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, fair pay, bonus available(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is very isolated from the work force(in 8 reviews)

  • "Based in Perth, Australia there are some cultural differences from down under that need to be considered(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Austal"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Austal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff and very helpful!

    Cons

    Large staff so it is hard sometimes to network.

  2. "Decent place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crane Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benifits, steady work, lots of overtime if wanted

    Cons

    No room to progress career.

  3. "None"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time

    Pros

    Pay is fair for the area.

    Cons

    Micro Management to the fullest, from salary employees punching a clock to parking lot management.

  4. "none"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Structural Welder 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You don't have to work in the rain.

    Cons

    They don't take care of you when you get injured. Poor air ventilation on ships in final assembly

  5. "Good for a Temporary Job"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Austal

    Pros

    Vacation Benefits Easy work Low standards

    Cons

    Hard to advance Management does not care about employees Company future does not look good

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  6. "Working at austal is a very rewarding job with a great sense of pride"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipfitter in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good

    Cons

    Moving up is hard without know the right person

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  7. "Hostile"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Mobile, AL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit package

    Cons

    Poor management. Hostile environment. Poor employee Morale you’re just a number that can be replaced

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  8. "Great job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A Class Structural Welder in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great job with great benifits

    Cons

    Poor management that don't care about anyone

  9. "Structural Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment, and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Priority shifts and politics, pay not as expected

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Austal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair benefits and exciting work

    Cons

    No overtime or comp time for engineering. Straight base salary regardless of number of hours worked.

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