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"Good Company"

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Former Employee - Paving/Grading Laborer in Tangent, OR
Former Employee - Paving/Grading Laborer in Tangent, OR
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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Knife River

  1. 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
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work with pretty good pay especially if able to work on overtime. Good benefits and a big company to work for.

    Cons

    Work is dependent upon the construction economy and therefore unstable and job security can be at risk when business is slow.

    Advice to Management

    Notify and educate employees about oportunities for professional development and possibilities with moving up in the company and promotions/ work expectations


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