Based on 2,232 responses, the job of Welder has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.59 out of 5. On average, Welders are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Welder?
Work hard it will pay off in the end !
Pros: I enjoy the aspect where I can get lost in the job. I can zone out of the world and focus on what needs to get done. No distractions, just the weld.
Pros: Ability to accelerate in my skills by working alone.
Cons: Not being recognized as a skilled employee.
Work hard let unions pay for education.
Pros: Just being able to tell people that I was a Certified Welder at 20 years old was very prideful.
Cons: I have worked as a welder/fitter for over a year. I have learned the business, and the way things are there. I got forklift certified, I am First Aid and CPR certified, as well as a crane operator, over head crane operator, travel life operator and I am able to use basic saws and sawyer tools. I have NOT been hired on yet, they have laid me off before, they have NOT given me any benefits or compensation, and they have moved me around constantly from operator, to welder, to fitter, to sawyer, to laborer and back over again. I have not gotten a raise and they still expect me to work day in and day out. I do not agree with this. I believe I should be able to get hired on, and paid a little better and treated a little better than this since I have put the effort into learning everything there as well as working hard and fast.
Be the best and alway look to learn.
Pros: Lots of experience in all different kind of trades.
Cons: Doing things that is not under your job title.