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It is not tat great

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseburg, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseburg, OR

I have been working at Knife River

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great employees. Thats about it

Cons

We work 5 months a year. Employees at burger King make the same as us yearly.

Advice to Management

We get no Boneses our vacation is taxed as a Gift 49%

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paving/Grading Laborer in Tangent, OR
    Former Employee - Paving/Grading Laborer in Tangent, OR

    I worked at Knife River

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to make money as a hourly employee, this is a great company. The pay scale is very bottom heavy. It takes a few promotions to make as much as you would as an hourly employee. If you work hard and are competant, there will be opportunity for you to advance. The company is increasingly concerned about safety which is a good thing.

    Cons

    like many other companies in the industry, somehow a few idiots have managed to be promoted to a point of incompetency. Summers will be very long hours and little chance of getting time off.

    Advice to Management

    Affirm the blue collar guys often. If they feel appreciated, they will work harder.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Merit was largely a hindrance leading to several years of disappointment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knife River

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is part of a larger utility group and therefore can withstand the bumps of an unsteady economy. Some managers are good people.

    Cons

    Senior management is completely unaware of the skills and abilities of its own people. They insulate themselves almost completely from what's going on. The new President loathes technology and is one of the few executives in the world that doesn't recognize the importance of technology and sees it only as a way for employees to waste time. He'd rather we all used abaci

    Advice to Management

    When making decisions about who to promote and who to RIF, actually talk to employees who work with those people. Make decisions based on merit instead of who your friends are.


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