Journeyman Carpenter (Current Employee) – Augusta, GA – January 30, 2016
a typical day at work was, what are we going to do today. I learned alot about the nuclear work. management has a lot on their hands. great co-workers, the job is not hard, you have to use common sense.
Big company. Good senior leadership. Good high level strategy.
Director - Business Development (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – January 28, 2016
Overall, CB&I is a good company with an excellent high level strategy. The company has aligned to be the leader in the "energy infrastructure" space.
The acquiring of of Shaw/Stone&Webster was a mistake. However, at the time, it made sense and was a good risk. It just didn't pan out.
Now the company is focused on markets were they are successful and should be successful going forward.
The company's benefits and compensation are from the dark ages. They don't like telecommuters. Benefits are subpar - compared to other employers. Compensation lacks any sort of incentive component.
Your employment with the company will be tied to the success of the business-line or project that you're associated with. So, if there's a change in direction or projects ends, so will your job. But, that's no different than anyplace else.
This sounds pretty negative, so far. But, i just wanted to paint a picture of the reality.
They company does good work. They have an international footprint and are poised for future growth. CB&I has a long legacy that will continue for many decades.
Admin (Former Employee) – Beaumont, TX – November 18, 2015
Typical day would be clocking in at 7am riding to the back of the island. Walking into the office signing on to the computer entering in time and attendance. I would start on book review or gather NDE reports that were going to be entered into books for that day giving a list of said reports to my boss and then locating books to enter the reports. Also creating any documents that my supervisor needed throughout the day and sending or responding to any emails as well.
Field Engineer (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – November 17, 2015
I enjoy feeling like part of an important team and taking lead and ownership of projects. I probably spend most of my time on and off-site thinking of ways to improve my work habits, client relations, business relationships and management of personnel on-site. I also enjoy designing equipment parts, functioning mechanical equipment and other improved applications of material handling equipment. This portion of my job really creates a feeling of accomplishment and fulfills my career choice as a field engineer and project manager. This company really allows the freedom needed for one to excel in the field that you may want to pursue.
free lunches and nice dine very friendly work environment
Engineer (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 6, 2015
Watched CB&I go from a engineering and construction company to a dysfunctional widget factory. They are no longer an EPC (Engineering, Purchasing and Construction) but a PC (Purchasing and Construction) company.
CB&I does not respect their engineers. Anyone can be an engineer at CB&I. You do not even need a engineering degree. All you have to do is shuffle paper for purchasing. It is disgraceful for the engineering profession.
Managements tries to blame the employees for their lack in organization skills. CB&I has turned into a cluster, kind of like a zoo. Everything is a crisis and we need to have a meeting about it right now.
If you are a self respecting engineer, would not recommend CB&I. If you just want a paycheck, CB&I can give you that.
QC Mechanical and Welding Inspector (Current Employee) – Jenkinsville, SC – November 3, 2015
This one of two new nuclear construction jobs being built in the US. It is a very large scale project with a lot of learning curves, overall the company is trying to the best they can with little experience since this is the first new construction in thirty years. I will say they are building this to last! Never seen so much rebar in all my life!
All tools to complete your job are provided. Each employee is given the tools & opportunity to research & try to solve a problem on their own before going for help. This allows the employee to grow & learn more.