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Newport News Shipbuilding Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  • HR creates a culture of fear; limited potential for improvement; dwindling benefits; no raises; upper management doesn't seem to care about employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Engineers are expected to work uncompensated overtime and no raises for two years (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time

    Pros

    Company is very large with lots of different jobs available.

    Cons

    Seems it is hard to move up via promotions as compared to Norfolk Naval which has automatic pay increases.


  2. "Marine Electrician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    working here give you have a lot of overtime options

    Cons

    hard to move up in management.

  3. "Could be a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time

    Pros

    The work can be interesting and you are helping build the US Navy fleet

    Cons

    Engineers are expected to work uncompensated overtime and no raises for two years. High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your people.


  4. "Electrical Engineer IV"

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

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management cares about the employees, employment is stable, and there is a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    No raises for the last two years.


  5. "Find a place that values you"

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    Former Employee - Shop Foreman in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Shop Foreman in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relatively decent pay IF you are hourly

    Cons

    No benefit to being salaried

    Advice to Management

    Treat your salaried employees like they matter, too. Especially your foreman


  6. "Logistics Specialist (O53)"

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

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, onsite health care facility with a pharmacy that your entire family can use, company is very diverse, they offer leadership classes for to move up within the company, they care about their employees health and well-being by offering free yearly health screenings and flu shots, open door policy all the way thru to your manager of your department, i feel as thou I matter to them, I absolutely love working at NNS!

    Cons

    The company could match the 401K at 100% at a higher percentage. Right now 2% at 100% and up to 4% at 50%.

    Advice to Management

    The new president Jennifer Boykins rocks! She is so sweet and caring!


  7. "Newport news shipbuilding is a remarkable place to work with plenty of available opportunities to advance and gain exp."

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

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    there is plenty of available over time and fast increasing wages. also different food vendors come in the yard everyday

    Cons

    parking is terrible and needs to be attended to. you have to get to work super early just to get a decent parking spot

  8. "Procurement Analyst 2"

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    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Procurement Analyst in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job stability, great benefits, many opportunities to contribute, building Naval warships

    Cons

    Slow to change, upper management cares more about profits than people, lack of flexibility to work from home, needs restructuring of workforce, cares more about the hourly workers than the salaried workers, no raises in almost 3 years, grossly underpaid compared to the market

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change, improve parking, allow working remote


  9. "Procurement Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time

    Pros

    very Good benefits
    Great holiday hours

    Cons

    old school management
    slow to respond


  10. "Designer III"

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    Current Employee - Prototype Designer III (Nuclear Propulsion Plant) in Ballston Spa, NY
    Current Employee - Prototype Designer III (Nuclear Propulsion Plant) in Ballston Spa, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Newport News Shipbuilding full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to gather, compile and analyze information from many different sources. Perform multi-disciplinary assignments on a daily basis. Designs components or portions of systems and modifies existing designs to develop or improve products and facilitate manufacturing operations.

    Cons

    I transferred to upstate New York


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