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Great Engineering Training Program...but that's where it ends, does not value education, not a learning organization.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

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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    Good company gone south!

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros

    Flexible working hours; very good work-life balance (at the local office level).

    Cons

    Upper management micro-manages projects and departments; project managers are very weak; company salaries are substandard for the industry; annual corporate reorganizations, creating chaos between offices and on major projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire strong effective project managers and get out of their way so company can effectively complete projects; this would help CB&I retain clients and prevent lawsuits.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Plenty of Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros

    Very competitive salary, plenty of opportunity, benefits package is great in these down economic times. Global company. Travel the world.

    Cons

    The company is getting bigger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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