Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 22 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great culture!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement.
    Great for Engineers in Training.
    Great for people looking to work at a company for a very long time - perhaps their entire career.
    Rewarding projects.

    Cons

    Not a good environment for Professionals; company experience is valued over formalized education.
    Egotistical male dominated senior management group.
    Great programs for employees but staff not usually listened to by senior management.
    HR is not genuine.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace new methodologies and ideas.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Good company for Construction Management majors, bad company for Engineers

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, understanding if you have to leave early or visit the doctor during work hours, good medical benifits, 6% 401k matching, stock options (after 5-10 years with the company)

    Cons

    Long hours, poor communication from upper management, high turnover, lack of recognition, no incentive to excel or be a top performer, small raises (2-3% each year), Saturday work occasionally required, resistance to change ("this is how we've always done it" mentality), frequent moving from one are of the country to another (every 1-2 years) with little to no notice

    Advice to Management

    1. Embrace change.
    2. Reward and incentivize young top talent monetarily.
    3. Reduce work hours.
    4. Don't hire engineers to do contract administration, field engineering, estimating, or office engineering roles... none of these positions utilize any of the knowledge that engineers go to school for.
    5. Focus on the core values of the company, specifically people. They are and always will be your largest asset; spend the time, energy and other resources to treat them as such.

  3. Consummate exposure to how businesses should be organized, managed and furthered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    see title of review for summary

    Cons

    performance before pay if expecting alternative

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  5. Service Parts Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    small company, good people

    Cons

    pay, size of building, location

    Advice to Management

    pay to keep good people

  6. Project engineer works way up to project manager.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very fast moving company and projects. They put new recruits through intense training on multiple levels to allow the employee to search out what they enjoy, but also determine where the employee can best be utilized. Raises are awarded on a three month cycle. If you follow through with their program, many people have retired in their late 40's.

    Cons

    Starting salary coming straight out of college is indeed enticing, however the total hours new recruits are asked to work is 65-70 hours per week. If you work out the math on the per hour rate, it is actually comparative with most of the other job opportunities coming out of college. It is a challenging environment in which the employee learns alot, but be ready to give your life to the company.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is for recruiters to be very upfront with new hires to ensure they are aware of the pros and cons of the job.

  7. Good Company, fast paced environment , room to advance and company stock offerings are very good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is good, ever changing work environment and you get a lot of training.You will travel to Omaha for meetings and training and network with a lot of district personal

    Cons

    Long hours, but Kiewit does try to promote work life balances, somewhat young workforce which makes your coworkers more relateable

    Advice to Management

    good management, good to find a decent mentor

  8. Old Boys' Club

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay, junior level staff are fun to work with.

    Cons

    In Canada especially, the fly in fly out nature of the job. Cliquey nature of managerial staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to disperse these cliques

  9. Engineer at Kiewit

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    Current Employee - Engineer I
    Current Employee - Engineer I

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Available training, challenging work, competitive pay, stock option, many locations to move to, great 401k plan.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, normally work 55 - 80 hours a week. Management is very heavy on favoritism. Very little holidays.

    Advice to Management

    If you want all employees to feel engaged and "own" the company, give non-stock holder bonuses. Different district received different COLA is not a good standard.

  10. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, multiple different opportunities within. Ability to work in multiple locations in US and Canada along with Australia. Most get 3 weeks PTO to begin, changes to 5 weeks after 3 years and can be rolled over into a maximum of 400 hrs of PTO.

    Cons

    Very internally political company. Essentially those that work with Kiewit and are successful often don't have much of a personal life outside of the company. Those that get promoted often do so because they work every hour of every day and/or have an in with someone with upper management. Unless you are very close to your upper manager it is very difficult to get a promotion or decent raise as the hierarchy of the company is so skewed that you need a manager to not just give you a positive review but to essentially go out of their way to get you a promotion. Other major con is with career changes or moves within the company it is often not communicated until it happens, without discussion. If you don't like the opportunity it is essentially career suicide with them as they will hold it over you moving forward, even if it was a lateral opportunity you turned down.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with reviews and honest about future career planning.

  11. Great training

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training programs. KBG Austin has excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Has the reputation of moving employees frequently.

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