CB&I Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. No long-term prospects here

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Plainfield, IL

    I worked at CB&I full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You might get lucky and be able to work with some of the prestigious experienced engineers who made this company what it was. But most likely....no. Company used to have (do not know if it still does) a two-year training program for new grads to expose them to various aspects of engineering work (design, manufacturing, construction) which was great.

    Cons

    Low pay. Nepotism. Regular layoffs as part of their business plan. Few people will be able to really make a full career here.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. Employee Insight

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Located few minute walk from Yellow/Blue Line King Street Metro Station, offers transportation subsidy

    Cons

    One particular Business Line has not fully embraced the new acquiring company culture, but instead values legacy culture and history via acquired companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace all employees in all work groups instead of focusing on only one aspect of the business

    Neutral Outlook
  3. company experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    excellent company to work for

    Cons

    management not reponsive to employee needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Nice company , not so great benefits

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    Current Employee - Carpenter in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Carpenter in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Money, overtime, and concern for safety

    Cons

    Human resources management is ridiculous, never answer the phone or return messages, had to call another location to get my w-2 status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find HR personnel that work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Decent starting career

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid over-time
    Good salary out of college

    Cons

    LOTS of meetings.
    Management is distanced from the employers.
    No real training, just on-the-job training by teaching yourself how to do your job
    Cigna health insurance is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have new hires shadow someone for a few days before taking on tasks by themselves.
    Develop a mentoring program for young engineers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good, steady work and good people

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at CB&I

    Pros

    The company has a good projected future, lots of future work.

    Cons

    Location of future work, you may have to move

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Good

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at CB&I

    Pros

    Nice people, opportunity to learn from experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Company didn't really invest in employees development. Any development you got was coincidental and not intentional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased development and career planning - especially for more junior staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CB&I

    Pros

    Good pay and manufacturing experience..

    Cons

    Unprofessional, unethical and don't care for people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. the company has ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Construction Field Engineer in Lake Charles, LA
    Current Employee - Construction Field Engineer in Lake Charles, LA

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work environment, and a decent salary.

    Cons

    company does not have a clear direction in which it is going. This is only speaking for the lake charles site. Management is un-experienced and uninformative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to bid and convey a clear message to employees about work scope and stop lying about work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. Great project lead. Poor middle managers/ work controllers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CB&I full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Project manager had a great relationship with every day tradesmen. Work atmosphere was non confrontational. Company BBQ frequently. No hard time about time off.

    Cons

    Safety was not only a hindrance it was ridiculous in that they required the employee to color code power tools and ladders and fill out 5x5 safety cards that solved nothing and frustrated everyone. The wheels of progress are chalked by safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company to work for. Performance reviews for office managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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