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Updated Feb 28, 2018

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3.3
66%
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72%
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Austin Industries CEO David B. Walls (no image)
David B. Walls
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being an employee-owned company really makes it feel like a family(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay as well as excellent upper management(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Insurance Cost: The insurance is outrageous, and upper management refuses to contribute more to the EO's(in 7 reviews)

  • "Sexist, racist, low pay, no respect for any employees(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Can't Say - They'll Know in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee-Ownership: Best benefit of the company hands down. Could be used to really influence how the company performs, but with the cons right now it's hard to get EO's to buy into it.

    Cons

    Insurance Cost: The insurance is outrageous, and upper management refuses to contribute more to the EO's. The insurance cost to the EO's has risen on average about 6-8% per year for the last 5 years at least and yet they continue to do nothing about it. An EO making on average around $20 p/hour has to pay nearly $200 p/week if not more out of pocket for insurance coverage, $200 PER WEEK. and the coverage sucks. The... out of pocket co-pays are ridiculous for any kind of procedure other than "well-being" checks. That equates to $5 p/hr., how do they expect people to do this? Right now the management is totally focused on profits, even bragging about making a profit off of the insurance? Seriously, this company is in trouble. This used to be an organization that appreciated the hourly personnel out there doing the work, the people who build the relationships with the customer, the people who made this company what it is. Now, it's just about revenue and profit, that's all they care about.

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    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of your EO's, act like they mean something to this organization other than revenue. I think as employee-owners all of them would pretty much agree that taking a little less profit, and contributing more to the insurance would be a huge boost. You want people to do more? You want them to help the company grow? You want them continually focused on making Austin better and yet you, the management show... absolutely no concern towards your people. Quit being so greedy, learn to balance profit with the well-being of the EO's that are trying to provide for their families. That's how you build a world class organization.

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    Austin Industries2018-02-28
  2. "Declining Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers, weekly pay, good for early career experience

    Cons

    Insurance high, little room for growth, upper management greed

    Advice to Management

    Work on insurance and advancement. Focus more on field personnel who make the companies money. Appreciation.

    Austin Industries2017-07-22
  3. "NO advancement !! Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time

    Pros

    Austin has awesome benefits, being an employee owned company is great.

    Cons

    Upper Management is clueless. They let the sub-contractors run the job. They do not train new college grads who never worked on a construction site. There is no set way of doing things - everyone does their job different. What is ok for one person is not Ok for another. No one works together.

    Advice to Management

    Do better interviewing, create a better work environment.

    Austin Industries2017-08-01
  4. "Superintendent"

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    Former Employee - Superintendent in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company allows craft workers to certify NCCER in their craft. Company has ESOP program that is a profit sharing program.

    Cons

    Company does not show concerns for craft personnel or front line supervision. When requesting help it is ignored. You are on your own and you are responsible for everything and upper management threatens workers and supervision with their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with the people and listen to the issues in the field and not just listen to just one person that is in upper supervision that makes decisions from the office.

    Austin Industries2015-12-15
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Company in transition"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Austin Industries

    Pros

    The attempt of the Corporate office to regain the previous environment within the company of being focused on the employee and treating them respect.

    Cons

    As any company grows, there will always be changes. It is never easy to see an employee focused company shift to a bottom line profit company. This company is in the contract industry and their number one asset is the employee but management does not seem to realize this by the way the employees are treated. Lack of communication between managers and employees, deterioration of the respect for all employees by... work overload, abusive management style from upper management and the perceived retaliatory actions should an employee decide to bring any concerns to the attention of management are creating an extremely uneasy work environment.

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    Austin Industries2015-09-30
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hell on Earth!!!"

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    Former Employee - Austin Industrial in La Porte, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary and ESOP were great, but the company culture is acidic! And the President of Austin Industrial is the worst leader that I have ever encountered!

    Cons

    No support from upper management. Most acrid working environment of my life - stay away, unless you want to work for a sweat shop that does not care one lick about you!!!!!! All they care about is keeping their contracts with the refineries!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop touting your safety record and actually start caring about the people that work for you... oh, and obey the law.

    Austin Industries2014-06-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great in the beginning but became disappointing"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Austin Industries

    Pros

    Employee ownership PTO large scale projects Longevity in the industry Qualified staff who do great work A subsidiary of a Austin Industries

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless Lack of opportunities for advancement Riddled with outdated policies and too many procedures No follow through High priced Terrible communication throughout the entire company

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in upper level management because they will be a detriment to the company's success. You have very qualified people in-house that could do a better job.

    Austin Industries2011-05-05
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