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Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Electrical supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Supervisor in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KSI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome work environment.

    Cons

    Slow to increase deserved compensation.


  2. "purchasing ,estimating,cost manager"

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    Former Employee - Prior Cost Consultant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Prior Cost Consultant in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KSI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1)The company culture of putting forth people in to new and exciting projects. Its a difficult business one of their security is traits.

    Cons

    2) Somewhat overstepping boundary's of peoples commitment to their job, security and family.

    They need to bring it outside the four walls, for discussion.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a professional consultant provides ways a developing people in a more direct plan.

  3. "DONT QUIT!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Rig Welder in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Rig Welder in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KSI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company great benefits....steady work all year

    Cons

    lowest paying oil field company in California, if you quit they hold a grudge and will never hire you back

    Advice to Management

    you should call back the good worker you had to let go during the oil price drop


  4. "Senior Foreman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taft, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taft, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KSI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very structured company good training options

    Cons

    Some of the management team are NOT team players

    Advice to Management

    Follow all your lean training


  5. "Great Place to Work !"

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    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Senior QA Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KSI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Oppurtunity, Great learning culture . Environment is what you make it to be . Grow with your knowledge and be a great employee

    Cons

    Can be chaotic and stressful, however that comes with the industry and business !


  6. "line finder"

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    Former Employee - Line Finder in North Belridge, CA
    Former Employee - Line Finder in North Belridge, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    i enjoed working outdoors. learned alot and met some good people. good training. i worked a 4/10 shift and got three days off a week. good schedule.

    Cons

    i got laid off due to lack of work. hard to promote upwards. long hours. had to drive or car pool 1 1/2 hours each way.

    Advice to Management

    you have a training and promotion system based on training, attendance, safety records, etc. you should use it rather than let supervisors promote their friends and family.


  7. "General Foreman"

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    Former Employee - General Foreman in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - General Foreman in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned crew, equipment and time management. Time and cost tracking. Material ordering and tracking. Print reading and revisions by communicating with upper management and customer construction Rep.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, upper management friendship circle prevents advancement and job stability. No concern for well being of employees, low pay and unqualified employees. Everybody is easily replaceable no matter the experience obtained.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality employees to get quality work. You get what you pay for. Friendships shouldn't direct the paths or futures of employees. Customer satisfaction and safety is top priority and coaching employees to help them better themselves provides ideal working conditions to where the employees enjoy coming to work to succeed.

  8. "Ksi"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Backhoe Operator in Taft, CA
    Former Employee - Backhoe Operator in Taft, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good medical. Family orientated company. Great safety training and driver training. Great 401k plan that they match in percentages.

    Cons

    Having to take a pay cut due to low oil prices

    Advice to Management

    Get better in touch with your employees


  9. "Small Company With Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Lean Coordinator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Lean Coordinator in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KSI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, not demanding, informal, none others

    Cons

    Short sighted middle management, underpaid, no formal training, inter-company communications issues

    Advice to Management

    Hire consultants, replace middle management, create better inter-company relationships


  10. "In and Out"

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    Former Employee - Office in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Office in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KSI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not any I can think of except the set schedule

    Cons

    Dirty office
    Outdated software
    No training
    Low Pay
    Management does not adhere to employee handbook policies
    Contacted HQ never heard back
    Fired after six weeks; I thought there was usually a 90 performance review?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees don't let them "run" you


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