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Kiewit Offshore Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great place to learn as there is a lot to learn (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits (inexpensive health insurance, 401k match 6%, about 17 days PTO/yr) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long Hours, Work Hard / Play Hard mentality but the Play hard only happens when there is spare time which is a myth at times (in 15 reviews)

  • You are sold on the fact that KOS is an employee owned company and every staff member has the opportunity to own a portion (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Exactly what I wanted to worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blaster Painter in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Blaster Painter in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salery and safety

    Cons

    Too much deadlines and not enough workers team players


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fuat's Fiefdom"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Ingleside, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a whole lot good to say about this place. It's a paycheck if you need one until something better comes along.

    Cons

    Plan on working 55-60 hour weeks at a minimum. The entire yard works on the good ol' boy system. Nepotism is rampant. Poor organization, top-down communication only. Employee owned, but only management has opportunity to purchase shares.

    If you plan to ever work for a contractor in the industry don't work here! If you quit, you will be banned from the yard for 5 years. Meanwhile, if you are a contractor don't bring you top people, Kiewit will poach them in a heartbeat. No integrity.

    I've worked in third world countries with better safety culture; i.e. no eyewash in the yard. If you get something in your eye it's 10-15 minutes to clinic for eyewash. Injuries go unreported so people don't get fired. Drugs in the yard, including dealing. Positive tests are rehired after 30 days. Watch your back!

    Advice to Management

    Spend time out in the field and get to know the people who do the work. Treat craft like the skilled people they are!


  3. "Fantastic Company. Long hours."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up.
    Ability to be as involved as you want.
    Great Benefits
    Beautiful City

    Cons

    Long Hours.
    Lots of work.
    Some coworkers try to push their work onto you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


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  5. "Project Scheduler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Planner in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Organization They have it together, very well organized.

    Cons

    you want to do something else.


  6. "Brown Noser's rule"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Structural Welder in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Overtime offered most of the time
    Low cost insurance
    Occasional raises

    Cons

    If you don't suck up or bring the bosses tacos you will never get a raise even when you work hard and never miss.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your hard workers and get rid of the leaches.


  7. "Clerical"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ingleside, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore full-time

    Pros

    Meeting people from other companies . I would never recommend the Ingleside yard to anyone. Management needs to be replaced especially the president

    Cons

    Superintendents treat workers with no respect. Its not what you know but who you know to move up.

    Advice to Management

    H.R. needs to take complaints more serious and book smart doesn't make you smarter than hands on field workers


  8. "Painter and blaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Class Painter and Blaster in Aransas Pass, TX
    Former Employee - First Class Painter and Blaster in Aransas Pass, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay , bonus and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management and to much favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    You should never laid off Superintendent Lonnie . He was fair and understanding.


  9. "electrician first class"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrician First Class in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Electrician First Class in Ingleside, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    50 to 69 hrs a week. Good benifits 401 k.Location took job to move to the coast

    Cons

    The lowest pay i have worked for in 8 years or more i hired in top of scale 21. 10 and hour .

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay scale for highly qualified electrical and heavy equipment mechs


  10. "Pipefitter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore (More than a year)

    Pros

    strong company,advancement oppurtunities. steady work load

    Cons

    treat employees with disrespect, traffic situation coming or going.

    Advice to Management

    treat people with respect


  11. "Good Work Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA/QC Welding Inspector in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - QA/QC Welding Inspector in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Offshore (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and further your career

    Cons

    Traffic needs improvement or stagger employee shifts to eliminate and traffic problems


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