Kiewit Offshore

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Kiewit Offshore Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
26 Reviews
3.3
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to get multi-disciplined experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Field Supervision has a wealth of knowledge to learn from and are excellent mentors to staff engineers.
    Project Management challenges team to improve and take on new tasks. Also good mentors.
    Training is available and encouraged.
    Never boring - Always something new and exciting ahead.

    Cons

    Company has problems with staff retention because of the demand to work unreasonable hours without compensation.
    Company preaches work/life balance but doesn't walk the talk.
    Hard to move up in the ranks unless you rub elbows with the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to look for talent in less obvious places. Just because an employee is not aggressive and constantly trying to impress the boss doesn't mean that person doesn't have unique value to contribute to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pipefitter with Kiewit offshore

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Pros

    Benefits, rewarding work, lots of overtime, good teams and support. Overall I had a very positive experience working for Kiewit.

    Cons

    Traffic getting to work in Ingleside was a pain. The access to the yard was so little that I would sometimes spend an hour in a traffic jam before work began.

  3.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -growth opportunities
    -decent pay
    -great benefits package
    -friendly craft and staff employees

    Cons

    -long hours
    - no "heads up" to when you'll be working a 12 hour shift as opposed to an 8 or 10. So, you cannot
        make any sort of plans in advance.
    -home life ceased to exist unless your spouse works for Kiewit too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of seniority getting the raises and "move-ups", you should move up and higher pay the men and women who know what they are doing and who work hard and are punctual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience for Entry Level Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Work on world class projects with big time clients
    - Gain responsibility quickly
    - Good Benefits
    - Static Location (Pro for Construction industry)
    - Dynamic situations lead to time flying at work

    Cons

    - Craft seriously make double your salary, though you were comparable hours
    - Excessive Work Load
    - Excessive Hours for pay
    - So many engineers that it's difficult to shine
    - High turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a cost analysis as such: Determine the cost of training, salary, etc for current engineers and then factor the cost of losing said engineer and having to hire a new engineer; then compare to just bumping current engineers salary, or offering bonuses. Seriously, you might be surprised that spreading the wealth may in fact lead to lower cost!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Once in a lifetime work opportunity, low pay...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work is absolutely amazing, and the opportunity here is endless if you put the effort in.Great learning grounds for oil and gas and heavy fabrication. Management here is really stepping up their game to become new age company.

    Cons

    Low pay for the industry. Great employees are sometimes overlooked. Location terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept change...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent opportunity for growth, great atmosphere, strong values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Pros

    There are excellent opportunities for advancement for those that deserve them. They make you feel like part of the family and value your opinions. The values and ethics are strong and demonstrated by management.

    Cons

    Long work hours, although they can be somewhat flexible if necessary. Good "you take care of us, we take care of you" atmosphere. Separation between staff and craft is obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring additional people to lower the number of hours required. 60-70 hours a week is normal, although I truly love my job and the time flies. Raising the salaries to reflect those of other large construction companies and Kiewit districts would help retain the good employees who only need to work 50 hours a week to complete 70 hours worth of work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern  in  Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Intern in Ingleside, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Pros

    Get to work on large high profile projects. Kiewit is a well rounded company

    Cons

    The hours are long with little compensation for overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into diversifying projects more often.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Designer  in  Marystown, NL (Canada)
    Former Employee - Student Designer in Marystown, NL (Canada)

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience with field work.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Don't get payed by the hour
    early mornings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Pros

    Very valuable experience, rewarding work, and a balance between field and office.

    Cons

    Employees work lots of hours and the pay is not the highest, but it is getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. If engineers' workloads were lightened, they would be much more productive and happy. I know hiring is ramping up, but continue to hire.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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