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Kiewit Offshore Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits (inexpensive health insurance, 401k match 6%, about 17 days PTO/yr) (in 5 reviews)

  • Great place to learn and further your career (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, lower than expected pay, not the best area to live in if you like to do anything outside of fishing for the most part (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. "KOS Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Pipefitter in Ingleside, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    KOS always has work coming in and thrives off safety so you can ensure to go home healthy if you follow their procedures

    Cons

    The hours are very unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Craft employees have lives outside of KOS


  2. "It was a life experience. Worked as a Welder's Helper."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Welders Helper in Ingleside, TX
    Former Employee - Welders Helper in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has good pay. There is always overtime work. 40 hours completion at 4tn day of the week. Emphasize a lot on security.

    Cons

    Harsh environment. Kind of feels like a military bootcamp. Got to work 10+ hours under the sun. Got to keep constant watching of trip and falls, and not hitting your head.

    Advice to Management

    Motivational speech for workers to have a better outcome.

  3. "Exactly what I wanted to worked for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  4. "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.


  5. "Good Job if you like to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great fun culture, friendly people

    Cons

    Very long hours, very little recognition


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Kiewit Offshore Services"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Manager in Jasper, TX
    Current Employee - Payroll Manager in Jasper, TX

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Secure position and good benefits

    Cons

    Work and life balance not proportionate


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety is their number one priority
    Great benefits (inexpensive health insurance, 401k match 6%, about 17 days PTO/yr)
    Salaries are okay

    Cons

    Work hours can be long
    Not much to do outside of work
    Not much training for some essential job tasks. A lot of learning on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get multi-disciplined experience"

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Offshore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Field Supervision has a wealth of knowledge to learn from and are excellent mentors to staff engineers.
    Project Management challenges team to improve and take on new tasks. Also good mentors.
    Training is available and encouraged.
    Never boring - Always something new and exciting ahead.

    Cons

    Company has problems with staff retention because of the demand to work unreasonable hours without compensation.
    Company preaches work/life balance but doesn't walk the talk.
    Hard to move up in the ranks unless you rub elbows with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to look for talent in less obvious places. Just because an employee is not aggressive and constantly trying to impress the boss doesn't mean that person doesn't have unique value to contribute to the company.


  9. "Pipefitter with Kiewit offshore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, rewarding work, lots of overtime, good teams and support. Overall I had a very positive experience working for Kiewit.

    Cons

    Traffic getting to work in Ingleside was a pain. The access to the yard was so little that I would sometimes spend an hour in a traffic jam before work began.


  10. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Ingleside, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech in Ingleside, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -growth opportunities
    -decent pay
    -great benefits package
    -friendly craft and staff employees

    Cons

    -long hours
    - no "heads up" to when you'll be working a 12 hour shift as opposed to an 8 or 10. So, you cannot
        make any sort of plans in advance.
    -home life ceased to exist unless your spouse works for Kiewit too.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of seniority getting the raises and "move-ups", you should move up and higher pay the men and women who know what they are doing and who work hard and are punctual.


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