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it was a fairly decent place to work for except the manager
Mailroom Supervisor (Former Employee), Houston, TXJanuary 15, 2014
Pros: free lunches and gift cards given to us by upper management as rewards
Cons: cbi is the lowest paying company as a direct hire, premiums were very high with no compensation to cover the increase on insurance.
Did the daily duties of incoming and outgoing mail and packages. Entered reports into our EDMS system iDocs. Opened and closed BIG tickets. Learned how to use the EDMS system. My co-workers were great. Hardest part of the job was working with our manager. There was no gray area with her. All was either black or white. Most enjoyable part of my job was – more... all employees there thought my partner and I were the best facility employees. We completed our jobs everyday before going home. – less
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Very Positive workplace
HVACR Technician, Journeyman (Former Employee), Tonopah, AZJanuary 14, 2014
A world of things you can learn working with this work group.
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Productive day at a Fab shop
Pipe Fitter (Former Employee), La Porte, TXJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: good environment to work in, good management
Cons: not that much overtime
The day would start out with a safety meeting with the crew. The foreman would ask us what we lack and if we where ahead of schedule. We also learned how to work together and become a team. Also how to read blue prints an draw out ISO's. Our foreman and general foreman are great personell. the people that I work with where great an skillful individual. – more... The hardest things would be how to do rolling offsets. But with those I would ask for help because, they where hard to do. But my fellow co worker would help me out. the part of my job that I would enjoy was working with these group of individual that are very helpful an hard working people. – less
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Good company but ....
Lead Man / Crane Operator (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LADecember 28, 2013
Pros: good work environments and people.
Cons: rip-off auto enrollment programs
be sure and opt out of automatic enrollment in rip-off 401-K and get direct deposit to avoid rip-off debit card payments.
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Run while you can
Materials Receiving (Current Employee), Walker, LADecember 10, 2013
Management is very poor, and placement of employees is far from great
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Industrial Painter (Former Employee), AZDecember 4, 2013
Nice company to work for but it is only temp work. The hours are long but the money is worth it.
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Pipeline Drafter
Drafter 1 (Current Employee), Walker, LADecember 4, 2013
Pros: gain experience
Learn the day the day operations of a Entry Level-Drafter. I have learned Acorn pipeline software and the hardest part of my job is dealing with co-workers and learn something new everyday.
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The supervision with this company was substandard, supervisor was removed from the job site by the client
Maintenance Mechanic/Fitter/Welder (Former Employee), Wilmington, NCDecember 2, 2013
Pros: great benefits, good pay
Cons: poor supervison
Other than poor supervisor can't say anything detrimental about CB&I
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CB&I is a desirable place to work.
Sr. Plate Structural Designer (Current Employee), Plainfield, ILNovember 19, 2013
My overall thoughts regarding CB&I are all satisfactory. The benefit package stands out as one of the better options here, and they do strive to get better with safety, advancement, and management. So I'm happy with the company, but the salaries are an issue.
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Good work place
Welder/Fitter (Current Employee), Shreveport, LAOctober 23, 2013
I have learned how to operate automatic welder. Good co-worker.
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Productive companies with proffesionalism.
NCCER Boilermaker - (Oxy shutdown) (Current Employee), The Woodlands, TXOctober 19, 2013
Experience is important. Very safety orientated. Worked within different units throughout the facility. Communicated well with co-workers.
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Productive and supportive staff
Shipping/ Inventory (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVOctober 14, 2013
Pros: benifits, great team work.
Cons: i couldn't take the job with me when i moved out of state.
My manager made me feel as if we were a strong team. If I failed at my job he failed at his job. He was always really supportive and willing to help me succeed with any job I took on.
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over see workers doing under ground and above piping
General Foreman (Former Employee), Beaumont, TXOctober 12, 2013
Pros: working with others
made safety first quality next working with other crafts to get the job done
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Company is Growing, but Long-time Employees Left Behind
Mechanical Engineer II (Current Employee), Houston, TXOctober 11, 2013
Company is growing aggressively. Management demands performance and results. Management expectations are high. Long hours are often required. There are ample challenges and opportunities, but don't expect much recognition. Company offers competitive compensation to new hires, but doesn't provide enough incentive to existing employees to promote retention. – more... Company does not offer much activity outside of work (team building, sports leagues, etc). Company is committed to safety, however. – less
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Good company to work for
Instrument & Electrical Designer (Former Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 22, 2013
Pros: seminars
A lot of work was done with very knowledgeable people in a reasonable amount of time
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Busy workplace due to winning more projects
Project Controls Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 19, 2013
Pros: free lunches during meetings
Cons: just eliminated the profit sharing contribution
Typically a good place to work. Some changes have been in effect that has made myself along with others start looking for a new job.
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Productive company
Process Engineer (Current Employee), Houston, TXSeptember 10, 2013
CB&I one of the best companies in the oil and gas field which give each person inside it the ability to work in a perfect environment and respect his/her personal life requirements. The challenges are always exist and the skills improvement is the title of this company.
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Produtive and fun workplace with Football Team
designe (Current Employee), CairoSeptember 10, 2013
CB&I big scale company and have high profile, I have gain masive experience while I'm working for CB&I
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Productive workplace, Friendly work environment
Power Plant Piping Designer/CAD/PDS Tech. (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: free lunches, work environment, co-workers
Cons: healthcare compared to other companies, career/position advancment.
A typical consisted of phone calls and meetings on certain days to finish work to meet the project schedule.

I learned a lot here at Shaw/CB&I to help aid my career and continue my legacy in the Power Plant industry.

Managers and Sr. Engineers/Designers helped a lot along the way.

The hardest part of my job was when it was depended upon other workers – more... to finish their portion in order to finish your assignment.

The most enjoyable portion was venturing to project site and learning new technologies of the Power Plant industry along with new projects. – less
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Good company to work for
Industrial Ironworker Journeyman (NCCER Certified) (Former Employee), Proctor, WVJuly 16, 2013
Pros: safety bonus, good pay
Good benefits,they care about safety,good safety bonus,good pay

About CB&I

CB&I is one of the world's leading EPC companies, specializing in lump-sum turnkey projects for customers that produce, process, – Read more