General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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3.4
59%
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41%
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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works President Dirk Lesko
Dirk Lesko
31 Ratings
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  • "Not very challenging, sick time and vacation time are banked together(in 9 reviews)

  • "BIW docks your vacation time if you clock in late (yes salaried employees have to clock in)(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Bath iron works"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Combo Welder in Readfield, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits,good pay as well as time off paid! Can be an enjoyable atmosphere to work! Definitely the ability to improve your trade skills and learn from very talented co workers

    Cons

    Dirty work, takes a long time to get tig weld qualified,some times there’s poor planning that go’s on or lack of Material and you move around as the need for your trade changes in different areas, not very family oriented at times

  2. "Great people, complex work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Designer in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with Challenging work Pride in work

    Cons

    Poor communication Politics in management

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  3. "OK"

    4.0
    Current Employee - V P in Portland, ME

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    The company is in a great location

    Cons

    The yard needs to be modernized

  4. "Being salaried at BIW"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Line Supervisor in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, wage, environment, projects, 401k, HSA, sick time, and vacation.

    Cons

    Parking is a huge issue. Thank you city of Bath!!

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  5. "Hard Pass"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Protected by union. Decent pay. Easy work.

    Cons

    Management cannot be trusted. The work environment is extremely unhealthy, & the culture is becoming increasingly hostile.

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  6. "Provides a comfortable living"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Advancement opportunity if you desire

    Cons

    Parking is limited. Some workers tend to have a negative persona.

  7. "Great employment opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipfitter in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -steady advancement -affordable health insurance -Bath Built is Best Built

    Cons

    -no wage increase to match inflation -limited parking for employees -industrial workplace risks and hazards (like any manufacturing comes with)

  8. "awesome job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Bath, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love biw. Its the best place to work

    Cons

    There's none. we build destroyers

  9. "Its OK"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Commercial Truck Driver in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know their own business.

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  10. "not for everyone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marine Electrician in Bath, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    steady work. unionized so your protected. scheduled pay raises. Can be fun at times.

    Cons

    Management needs improvement, hazardous work conditions, bad on your body, can leave your feeling like your wasting your life if your not really in it. Not for everyone but to the right individuals it can be a great way of life. Take my advice with a grain of salt. Some will love it and others will begin to hate their lives.

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