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Kirby Corporation President, CEO, and Director; President, Dixie Offshore Transportation Joe Pyne
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    Good, stable company for degreed and non-degreed individuals

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

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)


    Kirby is a great company for job security. The company is economically stable and they make it a point to keep their employees informed on the company's progress. The benefits are great; they provide good health insurance, 401k and profit sharing.


    There is not much room for promotion or growth in the company. It seems that most people get into a position and stay there forever. The sad part is that you don't get the opportunity to explore other areas in the company and you don't get the opportunity to grow. The hours could be more flexible as well - 9/80s would be welcomed and so would a more relaxed dress code. The company seems to still have an old school mentality in that area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more structure in the H/R employee process. There was an excellent barge class provided at one time that several new employees have asked about, but no one seems to know when or where its occurring. Allow more work/life balance (flexible hours, 9/80s); relax the attire restrictions (esp. for those workers who do not interface with customers).

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Kirby Corporation Interviews

Updated Oct 4, 2014
Updated Oct 4, 2014

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    Deckhand Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kirby Corporation in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application via their Website and was contacted within a week. Interview and screening process was pretty straightforward. There was an IQ test and basic core competencies test, as well as drug screening and physical.

    Interview Questions
    • No curve balls in this interview. Its basically just "tell me about yourself," and "why should I hire you?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation at this level, they offer a base pay rate to everyone they bring in as a deckhand.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Kirby Corporation Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
The Houston Chronicle 100, The Houston Chronicle, 2008

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1976
Type Company - Public (KEX)
Industry Transportation & Logistics
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Where Kirby hauls cargo, the only curbs are riverbanks -- the company is the largest inland tank barge operator in the US. Its fleet, operated by subsidiary Kirby Inland Marine, consists of over 800 barges and about 220 towboats. The vessels are used to transport liquid bulk cargo: petrochemicals, crude and refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals. Major customers include Exxon Mobil affiliate SeaRiver Maritime and Dow Chemical, each of which accounts for over 10% of Kirby's sales. Its Marine Transportation segment (inland/offshore operations) is joined by... More

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