The Babcock & Wilcox Company Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2021

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The Babcock & Wilcox Company CEO Kenneth Young
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work week gives you every other Friday off(in 74 reviews)

  • "Fellow employees and the 9-80 work schedule(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "B&W still continues to be middle and top heavy(in 13 reviews)

  • "Many rounds of layoffs in the past years and upper management is constantly turning over(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Going placed

      Jun 2, 2021 - Office Manager in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      Remote work, new office, Coworkers

      Cons

      Stock price, benefits, pressure to hit marks

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

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      Jun 7, 2021 - Construction Manager 
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      Pros

      Large supporting base that supports it's members. Great teamwork.

      Cons

      Different departments seem to be at war with each other.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Lack of direction

      Jun 3, 2021 - Senior Human Resources Generalist in Barberton, OH
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      Pros

      The people care about their roles

      Cons

      Lack of leadership in a declining market

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Company; Strong Culture; Flexible Schedule

      Jan 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      B&W is a really good place to get a lot of experience while you contribute your skills and grow your knowledge. The company is very well known in its industry and has been around a long time, and you will work with some of the most highly skilled experts around. B&W has had some challenges over the last several years but overall it's a great place to work with cool people and a flexible schedule. It's pretty common that after people leave for another job, they often want to come back to B&W to work because they find the grass is not greener elsewhere.

      Cons

      Challenges in the business have made it tough and unsettling but things have been getting back on track and seem a lot more positive.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be a great place to work

      May 14, 2021 - Project Manager in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      Great co-workers who are dedicated and hard working Can work from home Good salary

      Cons

      No raises in years Lots of good people left the company Lack of job security

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Culture

      Apr 23, 2021 - Compensation Analyst in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      Great Culture and work life balance

      Cons

      Executives are not the best at communicating

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Good company

      Apr 1, 2021 - Project Manager in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      I enjoy the people I work with, smart and easy going.

      Cons

      A lot of industry changes in the past 5 years that have caused a decline in annual sales.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Disappointed in Leadership

      Apr 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
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      Pros

      Lots to learn if you're willing to discover things on your own and ask questions.

      Cons

      Too many silos, work responsibilities have doubled due to layoffs, no raise for 5+ years, no bonuses for 5+ years, no 401K match, and the company leaders talk down on the employees.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Tough Industry

      May 3, 2021 - Process Engineer 
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      Pros

      Strong technical expertise available for the industry

      Cons

      Constant Layoffs every 6 - 8 months in Ohio

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Declining business in a declining market

      Mar 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The pay is very fair. A lot of great people to work with.

      Cons

      Management makes poor personnel decisions which leads to poor morale. 50-60 employees were furloughed in May of 2020 and are still on furlough as laying them off would require the company to pay a severance. All of the perks that made this a great place to work have been taken away over time.

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