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Knife River Reviews

Updated 17 October 2017
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  1. "There is work all over the place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Knife River full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of work year around

    Cons

    I have had better benefits other places

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they are worth


  2. "Concrete finisher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Knife River full-time

    Pros

    Great management, great company, great pay. Lloyd Dosch and Toby Jenner were very good at training me into the concrete industry

    Cons

    The summer hours got really long working 70-80 hours

    Advice to Management

    Try to be patient with the new boys


  3. "Housing Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Housing Administrative Assistant in Williston, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Housing Administrative Assistant in Williston, ND (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Knife River full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good, that's it

    Cons

    There is no longer a Housing department


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  5. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williston, ND (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knife River full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money when working overtime

    Cons

    You have it made of your employed by knife river and if you are related to the bosses , if your related to the bosses you also think your the boss or you get promoted to being a boss , you will have it made if you will be willing to kiss the bosses butt

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring family or if you do hire family put them in a different district


  6. "Terrible Mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bemidji, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Bemidji, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Knife River full-time

    Pros

    Great pay for only working 6 months of the year

    Cons

    Long hours, not home much, bad mgmt

    Advice to Management

    care about the safety of the employees


  7. "Here is something to read"

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    Former Employee - General Laborer in Williston, ND (US)
    Former Employee - General Laborer in Williston, ND (US)

    I worked at Knife River part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is almost as good as if you are from Minnesota

    Cons

    If you work on a certain crew out of Williston and your not from Minnesota you get treated like crap and they will do everything they can to make and employee feel like crap till that person quits there are to many family members and girl friends of bosses that make working there a pain in the butt but some bosses worked with the big guy in Minnesota so whatever you have to say is a lie because friends come first to management and business is 2nd loose the discrimination

    Advice to Management

    Do your job if your buddy from Minnesota is not doing his then get rid of him/them and get people in those positions that are capable of doing they're job instead of texting the wife all day and there bosses should not have they're girlfriend on the same crew


  8. "Hard Worker"

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    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Williston, ND (US)
    Current Employee - Hard Worker in Williston, ND (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Knife River full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Mechanics and crews on asphalt were great people.

    Cons

    One you quit or get fired good luck getting your money back from your health insurance Premiums that were paid in. This place is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the trucking department and hire people that aren't in a click and know what their doing. They've lost a lot of great drivers and good people because of it. They had three amazing female drivers that they treated like crap.


  9. "Lacks vision for the future"

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    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Knife River full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some qualified people to work with. A lot of people with hopes of getting ahead. Can't say much else. Not top tier in anything

    Cons

    Hq in Bismarck is out of touch with what it takes to be successful in Construction. They are very anti technology and won't hire enough people to support the internal structure they have. They espouse all sorts of integrity and honesty for employees but management is not honest with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Come to the 21st century in technology!


  10. "Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Lake Stevens, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Lake Stevens, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Knife River full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with lots of unique and state of the art excavation methods.

    Cons

    The proble is the weather conditions in wa.are not really advantageous for a lot of work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard and figure out a way to keep employees busy during the wet wa. Weather months.


  11. "Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Oil Tanker Driver in Waco, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Oil Tanker Driver in Waco, TX (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are working full time, it is good, because you are making enough money to pay your bills and whatever else you have to pay. That is only during the time that you have good weather.

    Cons

    This is a seasonal job, no matter what they tell you. If it rains or whatever kind of bad weather, you will not be working. Or they just let certain special employees work while you sit at home.


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