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Pretty good so far, the appreciated my work and kept me around when work got slow.

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Current Employee - Civil/Structural Designer in Plainfield, IL
Current Employee - Civil/Structural Designer in Plainfield, IL

I have been working at CB&I

Pros

Mostly good people to work with. They like to keep good employees around even when work gets slow.

Cons

Work can become monotonous at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are a select few project leads that could try and connect with their employees a little better.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Started off fantastic, now ending on a sour note

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaumont, TX

    I have been working at CB&I

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Great team that I personally worked with at our office
    Good advancement opportunities
    Good work/life balance when projects aren't wrapping up

    Cons

    CEO and upper senior management have fair to poor communication skills
    A perception of "secret, back door" mishandlings of offices and staff because of the poor communication skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just be open and honest with the people you employ. You might be surprised at the amount of respect and loyalty you get from it, even when handing out bad news.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Politics over Performance

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Houston, TX

    I worked at CB&I

    Pros

    decent salary and benefits
    some opportunity for varied experience
    good for early career

    Cons

    Lots of very unqualified, clueless people entrenched in management.
    Very poor job of integrating acquisitions by some departments.
    Very poor at utilizing global resources, lots of provincialism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cb&i still stands for cousins, brothers & inlaws, in some departments.
    Look at retention, especially from acquired companies, and analyze the root causes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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