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Construction company without experience managing engineering efficiently.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Piping Designer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Piping Designer in Houston, TX

I have been working at CB&I

Pros

The employees are great to work with. Good benefits, decent pay.

Cons

Management tends to not follow through with employee development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the talent you have immediately. Waiting can sometimes let great minds slip away.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Good with the Bad

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

    I have been working at CB&I

    Pros

    Money, advancement for hard work, decent people at the local levels

    Cons

    Hard hours, poor management support, mediocre training opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come to the 21st century. Overworking & understaffing is no way to win repeat business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great Engineering Training Program...but that's where it ends, does not value education, not a learning organization.

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

    I have been working at CB&I

    Pros

    Great engineering training program, good company to start an engineering career.
    Interesting projects in interesting locations.

    Cons

    It's who you know not what you know; inconsistent compensation packages.
    In non-technical roles the company has a significant talent deficit.
    Senior management is unsophisticated, does not implement management science or technology.
    Company wins work by basing estimates off past failures, fails again, then assigns failure externally.
    Not a learning organization, major corporate failures are taboo to discuss, even when walking right into another one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rapid growth covers up repeated mistakes but you can't grow forever. A comprehensive gap analysis is required for your middle and upper levels of management. Is it rationale to expect tradesman, construction managers, and engineers to have the ability to serve the business interests of the corporation as managers on the basis of their seniority? Will the existence of this mechanism for career progression attract and retain top management talent?

    Disapproves of CEO
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