Chicago Bridge & Iron

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Chicago Bridge & Iron Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
171 Reviews
3.0
171 Reviews
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Chicago Bridge & Iron President and CEO Philip K. Asherman
Philip K. Asherman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • have a great pay scale and good benefits package, RRSP Dental Extended Medical all really great (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours; very good work-life balance (at the local office level) (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management typically makes decisions without realizing the full impact of the people doing the work (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management can treat you like you don't exist or matter (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company of Frauds and Incompetence

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is OK. That's about it.

    Cons

    Management would not care if you dropped dead. They do not even pretend to care about you. Company will lie to you. Just because you get certain benefits coming in the door does not mean you will continue to receive them 12 months later. Butt kissers with zero talent are promoted to very high paying positions while those with knowledge are left in the trenches to get the work done. Company inflates stock prices with shady accounting and moving money within the company along with manipulating employee stock purchase program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope you don't end up in prison.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    CBI is a company losing it's best talent through retirement and attrition.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, no career path, no communication from management, new directors are hired with no experience in CBI's core products

    Cons

    Surviving. Management cut the 5% into 401k plan. No chance for personal growth unless employee sets own path. That is usually out the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to cut the directors and improve benefits to keep key people in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good place to gain work/technical experience

    Cons

    Working environment is soso.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process focused, not solution focused

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros

    paycheck comes every two weeks

    Cons

    CMS attrition turnover direction information flow

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of potential for new employees to perform interesting work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable; proven strategies for successfully delivery of work objectives. Competitive pay & benefits package. Decentralized field operations.

    Cons

    Succession planning on projects is not very comprehensive. Pay is unequally distributed. Females & minorities have a more difficult time navigating and succeeding in the old The Shaw Group locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage all of the business, not just what is close to corporate offices. The current construction projects in SC and GA needs some more CB&I corporate oversight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    CB&I was a fair company to work for, but somewhat draconian in employee affairs

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    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management

    I worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid well, and offered good benefits

    Cons

    Undue reliance on "Employment at will."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Consulted on Health Physics and Radiochemistry

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Concord, CA

    I worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job location, types of carrier opportunities

    Cons

    A variety of professional career paths

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Internal Employees are great to work with .

    Cons

    Needs to work on comuncation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sketchy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros

    Chances to travel worldwide, all expenses Paid

    Cons

    Lack of experienced managers make for hazardous work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut through the political aspects of doing your job and actually focus on possible infrastructural flaws.

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized accounting department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros

    Payed well in comparison to other pportunities.

    Cons

    Within 2 weeks of my start date I saw 4 people in A/P fired including the two managers who hired me.

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