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3.1
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53%
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71%
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David B. Walls
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being an employee-owned company really makes it feel like a family(in 9 reviews)

  • "Good pay as well as excellent upper management(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Insurance Cost: The insurance is outrageous, and upper management refuses to contribute more to the EO's(in 7 reviews)

  • "Sexist, racist, low pay, no respect for any employees(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Management is awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers and ability to work overtime

    Cons

    Management talks down to employees, unapproachable and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with dignity and kindness. Be available and actually listen.

    Austin Industries2019-04-25
  2. "Overall review for one site"

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    Current Employee - Loader in Deer Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Industries full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good pay and some overtime

    Cons

    Slow to give raises and promotion

    Austin Industries2019-04-01
  3. "NOT A Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time

    Pros

    Nothing to add here at all.

    Cons

    - This place is highly political. In order to do well you have to drink the kool-aid. You will only excel if you brown-nose and are in the cliques. - Communication is very poor. - Managers frequently embarrass/belittle their direct reports. - There’s nothing special about working here. The people are so lazy and ignorant. - There’s a lot of turnover in various departments. - They set you up to fail. - People will...

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    Austin Industries2019-04-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management is TERRIBLE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Co-workers are the best. We look out for each other.

    Cons

    Management is ignorant, unethical, and deceitful. Insurance costs are insane!! Esop is a joke. You are a worker bee, nothing more.

    Austin Industries2019-01-01
  5. Helpful (4)

    "General Foreman"

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    Former Employee - General Foreman in Borger, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Management routinely removed from site by the client.

    Cons

    Management only exists to put out fires when they arise. They also ignore requests for PPE/ Tools needed( even when hiring) for their own benefit be it financial or political.AESOP program looks good on paper but try withdrawing money from it before you retire or die. Wake up people! They’re keeping the money in that statement they send you every year! Benefits are trumped up to be better than they are and they have increased...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop sending site managers who have no understanding of the trades the people they are overseeing work in but are merely politicians protecting their own interests i.e. :AESOP.

    Austin Industries2018-12-02
  6. "Growing company still trying to find their stride"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time

    Pros

    ESOP can leave you financially set if you manage to retire from the company. They are actively trying to catch up with technology.

    Cons

    To many chiefs eating overhead not enough going to infrastructure that produces positive ROI.

    Advice to Management

    Lean out your management and hire more self directed people and let them actually be employee owners and run the company they are apart of. Perhaps have ESOP shares tied to voting rights on bigger decisions in the company similar to public traded companies.

    Austin Industries2018-09-29
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time

    Pros

    compensation, employee-owned, good 401k, profit sharing, and stock benefits

    Cons

    toxic culture, generally disengaged employees, definitely a "do as I say, not as I do" mentality, zero flexibility

    Advice to Management

    engage with employees

    Austin Industries2018-10-05
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start a career in the chemical plants and a good place to get back into the plants if you lost it."

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    Former Employee - Terminal Operator in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The daily tasks involve primarily the loading and unloading of liquid hazardous chemicals into and off of cargo trailers and rail cars Pay is $20 hourly and no less, for nearly every new hire regardless of your background. Any age over 21 up to 60 years old has a good chance of getting hired. There is a high amount of turnover for good reason (explained below)!!! Safety is paramount to everything we do. Never a joking...

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    Cons

    The biggest concern is safety. People have died in this position and others will die in the future. However, truck drivers die on the job, so there are inherent dangers in most positions, I suppose. The schedule requires long hours and mostly outside in all types of weather! Each schedule work periods are long 12 hour days and six days straight... (not each week, explained below). The schedule is 6/3 days and 6/3 nights.......

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    Advice to Management

    Management is friendly, however not proactive with regard to tasks which are KNOWN to need attention in the future. It seems nobody takes ownership... neither improvement of equipment, nor maintaining it... until it breaks! Then there are delays for the repairs. It could and should be so much better with just a little hard work and planning.

    Austin Industries2018-08-17
  9. "Journeyman"

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    Current Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Roxboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and plenty of work

    Cons

    A lot of outage work 12hrs 7days a week

    Austin Industries2018-08-19
  10. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Industries full-time

    Pros

    None at all, except quitting time

    Cons

    All are cons, literally

    Austin Industries2018-08-25
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