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Kirby Corporation Overview

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Houston, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Company - Public (KEX)
Transportation & Logistics
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
American Commercial Lines, Crowley Maritime
Where Kirby hauls cargo, the only curbs are riverbanks -- the company is the largest inland tank barge operator in the US. Its fleet, operated by subsidiary Kirby Inland Marine, consists of over 800 barges and about 220 towboats. The vessels are used to transport liquid bulk ... Read more

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Kirby Corporation President/CEO David W. Grzebinski
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    Current Employee - Chier Engineer in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Chier Engineer in Staten Island, NY
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    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented, great shoreside support, great benefits, great pay, and multiple areas for advancement. They have help me in many aspects including my personal life as well as in business. I do believe that after working out kinks with different acquisitions this will be the best company in the transportation industry.

    Cons

    Some disorganization in the shoreside area, I personally think this comes with multiple company acquisitions (this is for the division I'm in). Complacency in the different unions, more so the one I'm in (I do believe this will get better in time).

    Advice to Management

    Continue using what has been proven to work in the inland division and make suttle changes, I'm sure it is easier said than done. Obtain more input from the crews about the company, and use this as an opportunity for improvement if possible.

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Kirby Corporation Photos

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Kirby Corporation Interviews

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    Tankerman Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Channelview, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Kirby Corporation (Channelview, TX).

    Interview

    the interview process was simple and casual. There is a test you must take before you interview and afterward if they like you, they will tell you to go take your Coast Guard physical. The physical is exhausting but required due to the nature of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you mind being away from home 20 to 30 days a month with 10 to 15 days off afterward?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation as the pay is a set rate according to experience

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Kirby Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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