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Kirby

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Ship Mate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Ship Mate in Houston, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The benefits at Kirby are pretty solid

Cons

I believe the pay still has a way to go to be comparable to other companies.

Other Employee Reviews for Kirby Corporation

  1. i have been here almost 20 years. i hope to be here another 20!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Captain in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Captain in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    job security. a healthy income allows you to provide a comfortable lifestyle for your family. i have raised most of my children on my kirby income. i am very satisfied with my steady pay increases over the years. and the yearly bonus is a wonderful boost to your savings!

    Cons

    as with all away from home jobs, you have to have a trusting and understanding relationship with your family. this is a way of life that you have to and will grow into.

    Advice to Management

    continue the open door policy. employees who know that they can voice their opinions ( on a proffesional level ) and concerns have a healthier outlook on their career with kirby.


  2. Kirby Inland Marine- good blue collar company,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Kirby is a solid company and a great place for blue collar careers. If you are a technician, marine employee or other blue collar worker- this is the place for you. White collar opportunities are very limited and very political. Benefits are above average. This company has great upside potential if corporate management will learn to conduct exit interviews, rely on middle management more and move into this decade. The inland barge division is the bread and butter of this company.

    Cons

    The good old boys run the company and unless you are a 20 year employee the only way you will rise in the ranks is if you are related or heavily connected to management. Top corporate management is out of touch with regional operations. Regional officers are out of touch with who makes this company successful. A significant number of qualified white collar managers and executives have left the company, several have started competing businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct interviews or surveys with employees who have left in the last two years. Utilize modern personality testing programs, invest in middle management, Do not let loyalty to long time employees cloud your perspective of daily operations.


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