CB&I Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Minimun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Waynesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    66-72 hour work weeks plus per diem

    Cons

    poorly organized from the top down

    Advice to Management

    Start managing


  2. A mixed bag!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    CB&I has been around for many years and is active in construction and maintenance of heavy industry. I first worked for them in about 20 years ago as a field hand and recently in lower level management. Overall they make you feel good and part of a team. They are always hiring.

    Cons

    Unfortunately CB&I will likely forever have a "build em square and beat em round mentality". With bonuses and incentives for upper level management, production and cost does override safety. They are always hiring and seem to have a high turnover. Bottom line is if you aren't in the club you are a tool.

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company to work for if you get in the clique and yes, I would work for them again. The pay is average but they will make up the difference with more hours.They are always hiring and seem to have a high turnover. It's like anywhere else, cover your butt and be prepared to throw someone under the bus before they do you.. Sad but true


  3. Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, willing to help, and there are many resources available for comfort.

    Cons

    Nothing. Great place to work!


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  5. Quality Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Quality Supervisor in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CB&I full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love the work and company learned a lot ability to perform multiple job functions

    Cons

    management issues that did not promote a good working environment


  6. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bull Ganger in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bull Ganger in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of hours All you want

    Cons

    always away from home

    Advice to Management

    more time off would be nice


  7. Typical EPC Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of projects in the Houston office. Most are long term projects with long calendars and require large project teams.

    Cons

    Just a good place to be until the industry opens up again. Quality and Teamwork, are more like posters to dress up the walls in conference rooms. The halls are full of politics and "good old boy" activities.

    Advice to Management

    Find out what real people out on the "floor" think. Just sitting around in meetings, listening to each other saying all the right things will not help move the company forward. Overall a little old school.


  8. High Management Turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very good and they offer great relocation packages (which require a two year commitment)

    Cons

    High management turnover with accompanying multiple changes in direction. Very low employee morale. Most employees in the Charlotte office seem to have less than 5 years with the company and many are looking for other opportunities


  9. Welder

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Have a lot of over time and chance to learn more skills.

    Cons

    Weld in various positions with flux core and tig.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Okay company to work for. No worse than anyone else as far as I can tell.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Health and Safety Technician in Hackberry, LA
    Current Employee - Field Health and Safety Technician in Hackberry, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty much what you would expect. From my experience it seems you should expect to stay as the same title that you hired in as for a while.

    Cons

    Advancement is possible, yet it does take a while to take place even when you're promised a higher position. Move around a lot


  11. Civil/structural engineer II

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work place to be in

    Cons

    Very competitive environment and old people



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