Chicago Bridge & Iron

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5 people found this helpful  

Relocation of Lummus Tech to Woodlands September 2014

  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron

Pros

Decent benefits package, most office supplies & coffee provided, exceptional service in booking travel arrangements with a company dedicated AmEx travel service. Responsive Facilities staff

Cons

The recently announced office relocation from the Houston Galleria office to The Woodlands poses a significant hardship to the majority of those "invited" to either move to or drive the 40 miles to the new Woodlands office, resulting in the majority leaving the company to avoid the move.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This significant reduction in seasoned, quality technical knowledge will result in a hard blow to the company's anticipated revenue for years to come, because the "COMPANY" hasn't planned well enough in advance to anticipate the loss of those who will be leaving within the next several years due to retirement, and now with the relocation, those who are not willing to relocate. The technical expertise cannot be replaced with new hires who can just step into those positions and it is unrealistic for the "COMPANY" to expect that bringing in 50% or more new hires will be able to manage the current workload. Because the "COMPANY" has chosen to make this fiscally poor decision, it will result in sub-par deliverables to the client & CB&'s reputation will suffer in this competitive industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very professional company but poor benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, IL

    I have been working at Chicago Bridge & Iron full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very large company with good opportunities for advancement. Lots of experience and support for newer employees. Pay is probably in line with the industry average.

    Cons

    With the acquisition of Shaw in 2013 CB&I has become a huge energy infrastructure company. This industry is very competitive and an organization this large can only survive by keeping costs to an absolute minimum. Company is continually looking for ways to cut costs so expect year on year benefit reductions. There were significant healthcare and 401k cuts in 2014.

    CB&I has many employees with 20yrs + service. This leads to cliques within the management which can lead to favoritism and cause conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty works both ways. You rely heavily on the experience and skills or your workforce. if you strip away the employees benefits how can you expect loyalty?

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

    Great Co-workers, but Upper management doesn't really care about it's employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer II in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer II in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers in engineering are great. Benefits are average for consulting firm. Great place to learn a lot of things. Pays pretty well.

    Cons

    Management doesn't offer raises with promotions. Management doesn't really care about work/life balance more of slave drivers to get the work done. A lot of overtime required on certain projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider showing more appreciation to employees for all the hard work they accomplish

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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