Kiewit Offshore Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Overall Great Company

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Safety is their number one priority Great benefits (inexpensive health insurance, 401k match 6%, about 17 days PTO/yr) Salaries are okay

    Cons

    Work hours can be long Not much to do outside of work Not much training for some essential job tasks. A lot of learning on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    It was great, 7 years of consistant income.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welder in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Welder in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great including: profit sharing, 401K, bonuses and more.

    Cons

    Advancement may be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent leadership in safety.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to get multi-disciplined experience

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Great Company to Work For

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Accept change...


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience for Entry Level Engineers

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent opportunity for growth, great atmosphere, strong values

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Look into diversifying projects more often.


  11. Excellent

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

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience with field work.

    Cons

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



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