Working at Huntington Ingalls Industries: Company Overview and Reviews

Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries
1883 reviews
Huntington Ingalls Industries Ratings
Average rating of 1883 reviews on Indeed
3.6Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
3.5Job Security & Advancement
Newport News, Virginia
$5B to $10B (USD)
Aerospace and Defense

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Overall Reviews at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Systems Administrator | Newport News, VA | Feb 19, 2020
Sr. Cybersecurity
Lead with security and all efforts. Assessment with NIST guidelines Assessment with common controls Common control to assessments to core. NIST publications
Safety Coordinator | Newport News, VA | Dec 18, 2019
Good company
Overall a good place to work. Great place for advancement and generally care about its employees. Have been here almost 20 years and create a great career.
Controls Engineer | Honolulu, HI | Jan 10, 2020
Great work environment
Great Stepping stone towards future job seekers, allows great interaction amongst Navy and civilian personnel. Allows for greater understanding into job relevancy within the DOD organization and its counterparts, greatly enhancing mobility and mission effectiveness within the Naval armed forces. Company provides decent pay for decent work, all in all great productive environment for many intro level and semi-retired workers.
Production Foreman | Newport News, VA | Jan 8, 2019
Loved the work
Worked long hours and working people preformed Rigging and cranes stage building and ventilation wire rope splicing moving steel and shop gear , Management team was always driving production
ConsLong hours
Senior Generalist | Newport News, VA | Jul 21, 2018
Management Philosophy
Huntington Ingalls has adapted the policy of hiring managers with no working knowledge of the department they are managing. Their philosophy is the manager only has to manage people and doesn't need job knowledge. This does not help the people they are managing when crucial decisions need to be made.
ConsTreated like a number rather than a person
Software Architect | Virginia Beach, VA | Jan 17, 2019
Great place to work
Excellent management, very supportive of its team members. They provide you with the require and best tools on the market to get the job done including furthering your education.
Pipefitter | Pascagoula, MS | Jul 22, 2018
Typical work day
A typical work day was 8 hours a day full of excitement. I did maintenance work every day. I learned how to be a pipefitter. I learned a lot from the older guys on the job. They were kind and very helpful. Management guys was helpful when I needed a helping hand, The culture was a mixture. The hardest part of the job was working during a Hurricane. The most enjoyable part of my job was working overtime.
ProsVacation and insurance
ConsHot in summer and cold in the winter
Fire Marshall | San Diego, CA | Nov 9, 2019
Great Place to Work
Huntington Ingalls Industries is a great place to work. I highly recommend it. Its a very professional organization, conveniently located in downtown San Diego
Marketing Executive | Tampa, FL | Apr 26, 2020
Great Place to Work
HII was a great place to work. Lots of different jobs if you are looking for a career and very resilient in many sectors due to their shipbuilding work.
Structural Designer | Pascagoula, MS | Feb 3, 2020
Better a decade ago
Generally great people to work with but sometimes politics get in the way of progress. Lots of pressure to get things done today rather than wait for tomorrow even if folks are already tired.
ProsHard working people
ConsToo much politics

Questions And Answers about Huntington Ingalls Industries

How are the working hours at Huntington Ingalls Industries?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
Depends on the assigned job or task
Answered Feb 9, 2018
Stressful, quick paced, to few of good leads, computers are down alot but deadlines dont change.
Answered Jan 28, 2018
What is the work environment and culture like at Huntington Ingalls Industries?
Asked Jul 21, 2016
It's hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. Being a good worker doesn't get you moved up in the company, I've had a Foreman tell me that himself. Most of the time it's the apprentices or through affirmative action that people move up the quickest, and the company is VERY open about that. Your foreman can be amazing or a straight garbage leader. Your crew can have folk who are nice and hard-working, or they can be toxic and lazy, it's really a roll of the dice, I've seen it all. The painting trade (X33) is often discriminated against when going to a tool room. Personally, I've been lied to my face when asking for a tool only for me to see the guy behind me get it as I walk out the line, or I'll mention one that's in plain view just for them to say, "Oh it's broken.". Also it's not the most intellectually stimulating environment to work in, things get extremely repetitive VERY quickly. Moreover, there's a huge problem with Huntington Ingalls tradesman being lazy and dragging work out. On top of that, a lot of female workers within the painting department (but not all) are put on a pedestal and won't even have to lift a finger to work. Sometimes your work is so light, trivial, and mundane you'll have to struggle to stay awake and alert. Other times you could be behind schedule and running your body into the ground trying to get the job done, which is NEVER worth it imo. Oh and It's a shipyard so danger presents itself in the most unapologetic fashion in many places of the yard. Union dues are incredibly low, ironically the Union has an iron grip on the yard, if you're comfortable going to your foreman talk to them please. Insurance is cheap, but paid time off is a pile of garbage. You get a whopping total of 40 hours of use it or lose it paid time off. And this is assuming you have perfect attendance the entire year. Some crews struggle to find work just for the weekday. Other crews are working 10 or 12 hour shifts shifts 5-7 days a week. Having great people in my crew and a particular foreman I've taken a liking to for his humor, fair treatment of workers and his strong competency of the job has made the work bearable and at times delightful. If it wasn't for them this place would be depressing. Your mileage may vary.
Answered Oct 3, 2019
Hot & humid in the summer & chilly for about a month or two in the winter but a different kind of chilly coming off the water. I worked in Pascagoula MS
Answered Sep 4, 2019
What benefits does Huntington Ingalls Industries offer?
Asked Jul 20, 2016
Depends on whether you're a represented (union) or non-represented (management, contractor). But health insurance was great with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Answered Sep 4, 2019
Tuition Reimbursement up to $5000 yr.
Answered Dec 8, 2018
How do you feel about going to work each day at Huntington Ingalls Industries?
Asked Mar 16, 2017
Considering I had to wake up at 3am to be at work at 6am with the 13k employees or was rough & I never got used to it in the 6yrs I was there.
Answered Sep 4, 2019
Worst job I ever had , politics on every ship. Depends on who you know and what you know about them
Answered May 7, 2018
What is the drug screen process like
Asked Apr 20, 2017
Hair drug test. Goes back 8 months . Other options for test sites are arms legs and arm pits
Answered Nov 12, 2018
Do they actually test back a full year? Can anyone else confirm this?
Answered Mar 26, 2018