- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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Will hire you with zero experience. Company provides paid training that sets the industry standard. They also pay for all licensing and do the paper work for you. Anyone who has filled out a coast guard application knows this is not a small deal. Pay is less than alot of other companies, but not to far off. They match up to 3% 401k. They also provide a pension, which for me is the biggest reason to work for them. The opportunity for advancement is definitely there if you work hard. I went from a new hire with no experience to a Relief Captain on a brand new boat in 5 years. Upper operations management and the executives seem to really know what they're doing. Very safety oriented. Overall a great place to work and build a career.
Not a lot of cons. The Port Captains play a lot of the blame game. They don't really let the Captains run the boat ,they try to run it from the office. I train a lot of steersman and hear constant complaints about the inefficiency of that department. Paydays are not consistent. They don't seem to value the deck crews as much as they should. There is no paid vacation for vessel personnel. You do get 10 days off a month,but you crew change on two of them. So you basically only get the weekend equivalent of a regular job.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at Kirby Inland Marine (Channelview, TX).
-Filled out online application
-Received a phone call a month later (which was ALSO a phone interview to feel you out). Before hanging up, I was asked to participate in 2 online assessments (one behavior and one logical). They say it's not pass or fail but it is.
-Received a phone call inviting me in for an interview.
-At the interview there was a 9th grade word reference test I had to complete. I believe this was in place to make sure no one else took your online assessments for you.
-After passing that, you go in for the interview. The interview is more conversational than anything.
-Afterwards you fill out a conditionals employment offer along with new hire paperwork.
-Then you head over to the doctor/clinic where you have to fill out ALL your health information. EVERY injury, surgery, prescription, etc. it's about 50 pages long (not exaggerating). Blood/Alcohol test,Physical, Vision test, Breathing test, X-Ray, and EKG.
-After results come back OK, you'll receive notice when and where your training takes place for two weeks.
No negotiation. It comes out being a raise every 2 months, then 4 months, etc as you climb the ladder.
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Avoiding highways and railways, Kirby Inland Marine uses waterways to carry liquid bulk cargo. The primary subsidiary of Kirby Corp., Kirby Inland Marine operates a fleet of about 915 tank barges and 240 towing vessels. Hauling petrochemicals accounts for the majority of the company's sales; other freight carried by Kirby Inland Marine includes crude and refined petroleum products and agricultural chemicals. The company's operations span the major inland waterway systems of the US, including the Mississippi River and its tributaries, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the...