Kirby Corporation Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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3.8
74%
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94%
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Kirby Corporation President/CEO David W. Grzebinski
David W. Grzebinski
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company good benefits safe fleet(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good Pay & Benefits, Month on -month off work rotation, good crews, extra work is always available, they take care of employees(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Small town politics in the lower and middle management can be somewhat tiresome(in 4 reviews)

  • "All the usual cons of working in the marine industry: long periods away from home with little communication(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    awsome company to work for

    Cons

    application for hire needs to be easier to find

  2. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deckhand in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Job, would work here forever if they paid better.

    Cons

    Long hours, away from home. Missing Christmas to put food on the table.

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  3. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tugboat Captain in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and a good schedule ZiI

    Cons

    I really do not have anything bad to say

  4. "Assistant Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Kirby Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay, 3 weeks on 3 weeks off

    Cons

    no growth within the company

  5. "Best Liquor Store in Memphis"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    All the employees provide the highest quality of service while sticking to their guns. The store lies at the corner of Poplar and Kirby in Memphis, TN. Go and ask for Virginia or Daniel you will not regret it!

    Cons

    My time at Kirby Parkway was short, but loved every minute of it.

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  6. "Offshore Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay & Benefits, Month on -month off work rotation, good crews, extra work is always available, they take care of employees

    Cons

    Small engineering department, all of the big projects are done by outside contractors, tight living quarters, little room to move up for offshore engineers

  7. "Great career company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Pilot in Channelview, TX

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company good benefits safe fleet

    Cons

    No pension but the 401k plan is good

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  8. "If you are lucky enough to stay"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time

    Pros

    It's reliable work if they believe you are good enough to keep around

    Cons

    they are downsizing the offshore side, so only those who are connected or very good at their jobs stay

  9. "Not a Great place for recent maritime academy grads"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer 

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is good, they offer equal time on and off, the job is very easy and they provide internet in hawaii

    Cons

    The job is very easy, mostly consists of cleaning and oil changes along with a lot of barge/deckhand work. The job has almost no description so basically you become the helper for everything and anything.

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  10. "Very good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Tech in Channelview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kirby Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money and very stable

    Cons

    Very little downtime And very busy

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