Austal Reviews

Updated 30 Jun 2020

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3.2
62%
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Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton (no image)
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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)

  • "Based in Perth, Australia there are some cultural differences from down under that need to be considered(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austal

    Pros

    There are many chances for you to move around the company if you felt like taking on a new challenge

    Cons

    It is a company that has quite a niche in the market, however the market does fall significantly, jobs can be quite volitile.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austal full-time

    Pros

    Those with ability will advance,

    Cons

    Those without ability are safe only when business is good.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "It's OK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Henderson
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free parking and 9 day fortnight

    Cons

    Isolation, long hours and working conditions are sub standard

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small pieces into the shed big ships out. Very impressive and rewarding work. Good people

    Cons

    Job security. Long term outlook

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place I've ever worked at. Do not recommend"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice staff work here .

    Cons

    Average pay, bullying in the workplace seems to be the norm here. Rude entitled management above you who think that you are nothing but a number.

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  6. "Company with potential and space for improvements"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Naval Architect in Henderson
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    interesting project, challenging work, on site parking, 9/14 working arrangement

    Cons

    Unorganised. To be honest, they are many people in the company doing low quality work and other people have to cover their sxxt. Your hard work is not recognised. If management thinks you are already getting too much money than other people, then enjoy the cpi salary increase regardless of how good your achievement is. poooohhhh

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  7. "Interesting place to work, but high pressure and "boys' club" culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

    I worked at Austal full-time

    Pros

    Very interesting, custom-designed ships to design or work on. Great opportunities to learn from a multi-disciplinary team and with the shipyard right next to the design office.

    Cons

    High pressure, uber-time-conscious environment - often the deadlines are unreasonable / counter-productive. A bit of a divisive boys club culture. Inadequate training and support for graduates.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Beware! Unreasonable management practices and company stuck in the 80s!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Henderson
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product, good teams lower in the hierarchy, good canteen! Can't be more positive. Salary was average for area. Nice location on the waters edge!

    Cons

    Awful senior management culture and ethics! Annual leave used as vehicle to force extra labour. Lack of resourcing means everyone is working overtime! Lack of technology means everyone is working manually! HR have no power to stop execs firing people without due cause! Morale so low in finance and IT! No delegation, no accountability! Abandon hope all Ye who enter!

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Unprofessional company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austal full-time

    Pros

    Gives exposure to view ship building facilities that helps to understand the company and its associated work

    Cons

    I am former employee. I was hired as permanent full time employee and left a very good permament job to join them. My employment was terminated immediately one fine morning and management didnt feel responsible to provide any notice or justification to me. I was even told that they didnt have any complaints at all but they want me to go 'just like that', without any specific reason! I requested for justification but they didnt have any. I couldnt do anything as i was still on probabtion. Very unprofessional behaviour as no reason or notice was provided. As known from my colleagues..this is common in austal perth. This has happened to many employees on past. Very unprofessional and untrustworthy company. Company's work methods and policies are unclear too. Lack of proper documented HSE guidelines. No basic HR induction provided on joining too. In short..it works like a small proprietorship company. Someone who has worked with big global companies with clear cut policies, kpi's and standards or are expecting that kind of culture..you will be hugely disappointed.

  10. "Austal"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Austal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff and very helpful!

    Cons

    Large staff so it is hard sometimes to network.

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