Kirby Corporation Reviews

Updated 2 Sep 2020

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3.8
70%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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Kirby Corporation President/CEO David W. Grzebinski
David W. Grzebinski
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company good benefits safe fleet(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good pay good training move up at you own discretion(in 5 reviews)

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

  • "We are the only branch that does not have anything to do with marine transportation or diesel boats(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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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  2. "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


  3. "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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  4. "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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  5. "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

  6. "Worst Company moving petroleum products!!!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AB Tankerman in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paid Travel and Descent Pay.

    Cons

    Treat you like a number, no respect. Company is shady BIG TIME!!

  7. "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

  8. "Great place to start in the industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deckhand 

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

    Pros

    Started from square one and this company is doing everything it can to get me trained and advanced.

    Cons

    Huge company, dealing with corporate is like dealing with customer service.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Retirement benefits"

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

    I worked at Kirby Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I worked for Kirby for 26 1/2 years. In that time I accumulated a 401K plan amount exceeding $650,000.00. More important, my Kirby pension will give me $6,135.00 per month for the rest of my life, then for my wife for the rest of her life. Keep in mind, I did not contribute any money to the plan so I get a 100% return on my money along with a 3% match to my 401K. My retirement income will exceed $125,000.00 for the rest of my life. I was blessed to have worked for Kirby.

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about Kirby. Kirby is the greatest !!

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  10. "Deckhand"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Deckhand 

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

    Pros

    Very accommodating for travel. Great benefits and retirement package

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement

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