Austal Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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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)

  • "Isolation, long hours and working conditions are sub standard(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      May 10, 2021 - Structural Welder in Mobile, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and good people

      Cons

      Management needs work to get together

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

      Mar 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of very dedicated people who are determined to do a great job and just keep going and going despite how useless the equipment and systems are and how undermanned they are. It's great to work on a boat and see it sail away.

      Cons

      There are some very average managers who have been there a long time. Very entrenched relationships with each other and no-one is going anywhere. Not interested in accountability for their bad decisions and consistent opportunities for senior managers to tell the story in their own favour instead of being made to own up to what is not working and fix it.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Disappointing considering the proclaimed title "World Leading"

      May 23, 2021 - Mechanical/Fitter in Melbourne
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Variety of work Potentially exciting work environments Potential for Career advancement

      Cons

      Bad Health and Safety standards Material Exposure standards are sub par Known to expect hard work for sub standard wages.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Very cheap company

      Jun 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice working environment with coworkers and mid management

      Cons

      Minimal employees benefit while Austal has the most highly paid KMP

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great location, flexible working arrangements

      Mar 10, 2021 - Site Services Coordinator in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great working location, friendly staff

      Cons

      There are no cons at Austal

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Shipbuilding

      Apr 17, 2021 - Category Manager in Mobile, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location. Nice work environment. Salary is good for the area.

      Cons

      Dusty environment. Frequently restructure and change titles. Benefits are par for the industry.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job

      Jan 2, 2021 - Welder/Fabricator in Mobile, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Schedule, benefits, work environment, reasonable pay

      Cons

      Hard to move up without being friends with higher ups who don’t invite new friends or brown nosing

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great People

      Jan 15, 2021 - Graduate Naval Architect in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are lovely and happy to answer any questions

      Cons

      Some long hours but nice location

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Austal

      Mar 3, 2021 - Outside Machinist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life Pay Co workers 15 min breaks

      Cons

      If you want to work hard and not get rewarded this is the place for you!

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good organisation but needs to drop the 'Always been done like that' mentality

      Oct 28, 2020 - Procurement in Perth, Western Australia, Western Australia
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Innovative business Great brand and product Quality manufacturing Autonomy to undertake work

      Cons

      Silo mentality Insuler management Poor planning Inexperienced personnel in siginificant roles. Scared of change

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