Chicago Bridge & Iron
3.2 of 5 134 reviews The Hague, Netherlands 5000+ Employees

134 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • Disapproves of CEO


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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementRapid 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?

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO


    Plenty of Opportunity

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros: Very competitive salary, plenty of opportunity, benefits package is great in… Cons: The company is getting bigger Advice to Senior Management: keep up the good work Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities


    Good company gone south!

    Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    I worked at Chicago Bridge & Iron

    Pros: Flexible working hours; very good work-life balance (at the local… Cons: Upper management micro-manages projects and departments; project managers are very weak; company salaries are… Advice to Senior Management: Hire strong effective project managers and get out of their way so company… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
There are newer reviews on Chicago Bridge & Iron.

Worked for Chicago Bridge & Iron? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Chicago Bridge & Iron reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Chicago Bridge & Iron CEO Philip K. Asherman. All reviews posted anonymously by Chicago Bridge & Iron employees.