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3.3 out of 5 stars.
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Good place to work

No complaints really. Its like any other job. Has its problems but has many perks that out weigh them. Lots of room to improve yourself with internal career choices.
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Great pay, a lot to deal with

When you work for the union in the Shipyard, you're labor. Almost everything is figured out for you and the education that you think should be required doesn't matter. If you're in a trade and like using your skill to solve problems, have a strong work ethic, and don't like doing things incorrectly even if the drawings say to do it wrong, the Shipyard will drive you crazy. You're also a way Irving makes money. They bill out 3x what they pay you. This matters because when there is no work to be done and you're told to hide and not get caught by your supervisor, asking to go home instead plays against you. It's one of the few places you'll work that it's preferred you waste time rather than clock out. But it's all taxpayers dollars on the projects, those are fine to waste.
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It’s not a bad place to work if you participate in the gossip with crew members and supervisors. It’s like elementary school and you can’t avoid it. Apply if you enjoy toxic environments.
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Based on 126 reviews

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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