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Updated Jul 13, 2019

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Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters
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Pros
  • "Good pay, travel friends new places(in 45 reviews)

  • "Good benefits,mangment,safe environment(in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "It's an industrial shipyard environment with many old structures(in 18 reviews)

  • "It was frustrating to be with a company where upper management would acknowledge inefficiencies, but wouldn’t seriously consider making changes(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Newly hired military veteran"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician III in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefit package, PTO, paid holidays

    Cons

    It's an industrial shipyard environment with many old structures.

    Advice to Management

    The parking situation is a work in progress and we see that.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2019-01-26
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Have a degree or an ambition? Get out."

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice sea breeze, very unique work environment and final product. The hours in my position, for the time being (short staffed), and with my supervisor (excellent guy to work for), are very flexible and include overtime. That isnt always the case. Departments vary wildly.

    Cons

    Where to start. The company is screwing up. The pay is so low for the industry, people dont stay long unless they only have a HS diploma and NNS is all theyve ever know. The shipyard singlehandedly has turned Newport News into a poor area. Opportunities for advancement are slim, and the raises are a damn joke. Its 6% from a planner 1 to a 2, which could take years to get. Our...

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    Advice to Management

    Put that 12% profit into your employees and at the bare minimum make an effort to let people come to work and park. Hire people out of high school if you want to keep it up. Theres no need to recruit at a college campus unless your hiring finance or engineering. Middle management is squished between all of this. Further, most of the middle management are just promoted high school graduates that are terrible at managing...

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    Huntington Ingalls Industries2018-05-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance Good working hours

    Cons

    Need to grow up in shipyard to be considered for senior level positions

    Advice to Management

    Utilize better succession strategies

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2018-04-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "It's a job..."

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

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time

    Pros

    This place pays enough to get by in South MS.

    Cons

    Lots of blatantly racist workers Union dues go up every time you get a pay raise. Medical premiums go up every time you get a pay raise. No Dental Insurance Bad moral which leads to bad attitudes (It's not my job mentality) Attrocious parking situation Tons of people who feel they are "stuck" at this shipyard since there are minimal opportunities in this part of the...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better, get the greedy unions out of your company and dispose of the racist people you have working for you (white and black).

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2018-03-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "It is a job at the largest shipyard in Mississippi"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time

    Pros

    While this is the first shipyard I have worked at, the pay and benefits are excellent. In addition, while safety here can be questionable, many people say that it is better than at other construction companies.

    Cons

    See above about safety as they could do much better in that category. I do not mind right now since I am young but otherwise do be prepared to walk a lot of stairs and sacrifice a lot of time just to be able to arrive at work on time. If you are an apprentice you will have to take classes and it can be a hassle if that is not normal experience and have not been to school in a long time.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2017-11-17
  6. "Class A Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time

    Pros

    They pay well at the shipyard. The insurance was also pretty good.

    Cons

    If you work on the boat, you will be very hot and dirty.

    Advice to Management

    The only the thing that was really frustrating, besides the heat, was being given out dated blueprints. There were many instances where a lot of work had been done, but had to be reworked. This is a morale killer, especially when reworking the problem is near impossible.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2017-09-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "My Ingalls Review"

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    Current Employee - First Class Marine Electrician in Pascagoula, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good, probably the best on the MS coast, along with their benefits. My current foreman is really great compared to my previous two foremen (whom had come from the Avondale shipyard when they closed it).

    Cons

    Parking, traffic, the long, long, LONG walk from the parking lot to your work station across every type of terrain you can imagine, and the many flights of stairs. As a combo electrician there are a lot of tools and PPE that I have to carry, adding to a lot of weight. All of these combined is what has caused my plantar fasciitis. Plus, the work conditions can be considered dangerous if you're not watching out. (As of...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the traffic issue (which I think you're just starting to), fix all of the parking lots, and provide shuttles in / out of the yard. Fix the terrain in the yard. Go digital with the drawings, material ordering, payroll, and communications.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2017-08-24
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    "Shipfitter"

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    Former Employee - Shipfitter in Pascagoula, MS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Just don't get injured, not use in yard hospital, esp. Placed on workers comp. They say and plaster posters all over about workers comp fraud. But they are the FRAUDSTERS ! the yard will fire you on workers comp. And none of the bought out , paid off attorneys in Mississippi, nor any Federal agency, D O.L., under W.C. or F.M.L.A. will do anything but drag their feet and side with shipyard ! Many...

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    Cons

    They post and display like they care about employees. They hire and keep bad employees while good ones carry load, repair their garbage, management is on good ole boy merit system. Union is in - house, and like local lawyers, part of INGALLS team. D.O.L. aides and abets in the yards crushing and grinding injured/wronged employees. And the parking is hellacious, lasts over hour, and vehicles are regularly damaged seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say. Support and assist those injured making YOUR PAYCHECKS. Not fire and leave to pain & inevitable financial ruin ! Look at RE-FITS! WHOSE FIXING, And who's causing/costing. And WHO enables/continues allowing process and employees at fault. Enforce lift limits, against supervision.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2017-08-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer III"

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    Current Employee - Engineer III in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntington Ingalls Industries for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone is a pleasure to work with. Great communication between engineering and union workers. Managers are understanding. Flexible work schedule. Submarine and aircraft carriers need to be built so solid work.

    Cons

    Over the past year there has been a decrease in benefits. The company offers no continuing education program. They have been offering a cohort program for nuclear engineering (graduate degree). Great for the shipyard. Good luck taking that somewhere else. The cohort programs takes 4 years and if for any reason you need to stop you have to wait for the next one to start. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Raises, parking, continuing education. You have the money stop making the golden parachutes for execs.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2017-01-30
  10. "Working as X31 Electrician"

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    Former Employee - X31 Electrician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay guaranteed 40 hours depending on how good of a worker you are you don't have you foreman over your shoulder.

    Cons

    cant always get overtime foreman doesn't take your advice most of the time and realizes your way was better after they mess up co-workers can be lazy or break cables by not listening to instructions you might get stuck never doing any electric work so when you leave the shipyard or get layed off you can't say you've done actual electric work on the ships.

    Advice to Management

    everyone who is going to be pulling fiber cables need to be trained on how to correctly pull them as to not bend them. there needs to be something to make pulling big cables like 300s and 400s easier.

    Huntington Ingalls Industries2016-11-23
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