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Newport News Shipbuilding Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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Found 209 reviews

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72%
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85%
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Matt Mulherin
88 Ratings
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  • "Many people at the shipyard stagnate and do not advance, mostly due to poor supervision(in 11 reviews)

  • "Many middle a daily upper management folks are stuck in the ways it has always been done(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time

    Pros

    All good, nothing really bad

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Newport News Shipbuilding2019-06-09
  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Shipbuilding

    Pros

    Good job good people work around

    Cons

    No problem just the drive home

    Advice to Management

    Give them more pay

    Newport News Shipbuilding2019-06-23
  3. "Could be worse."

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    Current Employee - Shift Test Engineer in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They look out for their people.

    Cons

    Should pay more for the responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Get with HR and fix the pay.

    Newport News Shipbuilding2019-06-11
  4. "Great Place to Build a Career"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great leave time plan Great health benefits Family oriented Great work/life balance Employee Rotation Program

    Cons

    Parking Sometimes the workload can be repetitious depending on your department/position

    Newport News Shipbuilding2019-06-11
  5. "Working as an entry level Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Nuclear Engineer I 

      I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The medical, dental, and vision benefits are great.

      Cons

      It is hard to move up and get promoted in some departments

      Advice to Management

      Try to keep younger engineers engaged

      Newport News Shipbuilding2019-05-29
    • "Better and worse out there"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Newport News, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Flexible schedule Difficult to be fired for low performance

      Cons

      Hidden rules are everywhere. Company struggles to move beyond the thinking of the 80's

      Newport News Shipbuilding2019-04-30
    • "Good Company, Room for Improvement"

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      Current Employee - Production Planner in Newport News, VA

      I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Benefits, PTO, decent salary with small yearly increases based on performance

      Cons

      Bad management in a lot of areas, with good managers here and there.

      Advice to Management

      Become more familiar with the work current employees are doing and make realistic expectations.

      Newport News Shipbuilding2019-05-02
    • "Many Opportunities at NNS"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous in Newport News, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Lots of positive change over the last two years; quality of life initiatives are being implemented; job stability; good pay and benefits; on-site medical clinic for employees and their families; digital transformation; most managers care about their people; "noble work" (supporting US Navy); training opportunities for career development; CEO gives up his annual salary to fund scholarships for employees' kids; HR seems...

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      Cons

      Parking is an issue for most employees; physically hard work if you work in the trades; easy to get lost among all the other employees; traffic at shift change can be hazardous; hard to get information the lower you are in the organization; management opportunities are not plentiful; some in management are not approachable and don't really care about their employees that much (not that much different than any other employer...

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      Advice to Management

      Figure out how to get information out to all employees. Take out managers who don't care about their employees. Take out employees who aren't doing their jobs. Keep working on parking. You can never talk enough about safety. Get to know us.

      Newport News Shipbuilding2019-04-18
    • "So so job"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Newport News, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      They have work for the next 50 years

      Cons

      They have work for 50 years, therefore they don’t have to do much to capture new work

      Newport News Shipbuilding2019-05-01
    • "Decent place to work, comfortable living and benefits"

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        Current Employee - Software Development Analyst I in Newport News, VA

        I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Salary is average for the area Benefits Relaxed culture

        Cons

        Parking Slow pace at times Security hurdles Hard to move up

        Newport News Shipbuilding2019-04-15
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