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CB&I Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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CB&I President and CEO Philip K. Asherman
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  • Upper Management taking high risk projects that inevitably leds to downturn of the company (in 26 reviews)

  • Lack of communication for these items when it actually comes down to the wire (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. Civil Structural Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Civil/Structural Designer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CB&I full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, great co-workers. Good salary and benefits. Direct supervisors were incredible.

    Cons

    CB&I sold off our division and laid off employees that didn't fit into the new company's "vision". CEO was clueless when relating to people that work for a living.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late. The new company takes over in two weeks.


  2. "E&I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits. safety driven.

    Cons

    Do not promote and give raises as promised at hire even though praised for outstanding job saving company extra expenses. Choose employees for promotion based on years there even if they are less qualified.. I mean dumb as dirt.. cant do a ob unless they google it and they get the job before someone who can work circles around the other.

    Advice to Management

    Really look at employees and their value to the company indepthly before promoting individuals based on years. Talk to local Management in the Wilmington office and explain to them they should not lead people on in hiring and mislead them or misrepresent the companies raise and salary process. Also tell management in Wilm to stop be so lazy.. you request something and they say they are going to do it and it takes months to follow through..they hire for one position and then change your job 1000% and hire new people and then let them do the job you are hired for in the first place. No respect. Total liars...

  3. "Interesting Large Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits platform, small to large EPC projects to work on, lots of room to contribute, diverse backlog, lots of initiatives underway to improve the company

    Cons

    Large organization but still learning how to grow from the small companies it acquired to grow, track record of regular reorganization, recently becoming much more political than it used to be, talent management is inconsistent across different units

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in creating pathways for employees to be engaged in development


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Engineering Aide in Aiken, SC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere with safety encouraged.

    Cons

    "Compensation could be better since it the federal government"

    Advice to Management

    Compensate people for the work they do. New employees seem to be compensated better than those that have worked for the company longer.


  5. "Great, challenging work; disconnected upper management"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hamilton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hamilton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and good benefits, work is unique and challenging. Personally rewarding experience and career developing; awesome team to work with

    Cons

    Huge company, so upper management is pretty disconnected to the realities of working on each project. Almost all the top executives do not believe in climate change or global warming

    Advice to Management

    In eat in more sustainable energy projects and dump the fossil fuel gig


  6. "CB&I Safety Program"

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    Former Employee - Senior EHS Specialist in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior EHS Specialist in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CB&I full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CB&I has a strong EHS Program with in-depth industrial safety procedures and impressive technical support for it's projects.

    Cons

    The training requirements for employees is well supported by top management but the implementation and style of training is rigid and boring at times and doesn't allow a skilled trainer or instructor to use their talents.

    Advice to Management

    Support a training style that allows some flexibility for the various projects and locations to make them more user friendly and relatable for the attendees.


  7. "Mechanical Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CB&I (More than a year)

    Pros

    great work schedule and location is convenient

    Cons

    limited projects to much down time

    Advice to Management

    get more work

  8. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CB&I (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The plant was near my home.

    Cons

    Part time position, wanted full time.


  9. "Waiting to see if there is an upturn"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent Network of people to work with
    - Ability to understand the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of the Energy Infrastructure

    Cons

    - Upper Management taking high risk projects that inevitably leds to downturn of the company
    - Minimal benefits for healthcare and 401k


  10. "CTP Civil Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Plainfield, IL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Plainfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CB&I full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    low pay for high effort/long hours

    Advice to Management

    Offer some incentive for CTP's to remain with the company after 2 year training has been completed


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