Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
317 Reviews
3.3
317 Reviews
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to move around and learn different areas of construction/contracting (in 16 reviews)

  • Smart and talented people are rewarded with responsibility and good pay (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance sucks, I was working 70hrs a week with every other weekend off (in 57 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun ride but must be travel friendly.

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    Current Employee - Mining Engineer  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Mining Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is fantastic when it comes to taking care of its employees. I have been taken care of very well in terms of moving compensation and vacation time. I am given all the tools I need to succeed and move to the next level in my career. The room for growth in this company is fantastic they are very good about bringing the new leaders in from within and training current employees to become the leaders of tomorrow.

    Cons

    Never able to work in one location for very long if you want to move up. Expect to live atleast 10 different places in the first 7-8 years. Very inconsistent in what is necessary hours wise. I went from 40 hours per week to 85 without knowing the hours increase would be taking place until i arrived at my new site. That being said the company did compensate me very well for the increased hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Unlimited opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will build lasting relationships with your peers while building some of the largest and most complex construction projects in the world. Unlimited opportunity if you are willing to put in the hours.

    Cons

    Expect to move and move often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Overall, Kiewit is a good company. There are plenty of opportunities to keep things interesting.

    Cons

    Compensation levels are a challenge for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Procurement Agent  in  Lenexa, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Procurement Agent in Lenexa, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Love the enviroment and the work I do.

    Cons

    I really dont have anything negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Electrical Journeyman

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    Current Employee - Electrician  in  Woodbridge, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Electrician in Woodbridge, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    This company projects an emphasis on safety and provides excellent equipment. There is opportunity for overtime which can account for a large sum of money. The opportunities for growth are there for those willing to put Kiewit first.

    Cons

    As mentioned in the Pros section, one must be willing to work an extraordinary number of hours per week and place the company before all other aspects of life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Presently I do not have any valuable criticism to offer management. If something comes to my attention, I will modify this section

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineer Intern  in  Tioga, ND (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Tioga, ND (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a good opportunity to work on an interesting project and got to learn a lot of new aspects of engineering and construction. Most of the people I worked with were easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Worked long hours, my project was a 60 hour minimum. communication across divisions was very poor. Living in a "Man Camp" in North Dakota is something I hope to not experience again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on better communication across divisions

  8.  

    Great company to learn from quick

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    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    One great thing about Kiewit is the people. It has a high energy atmosphere and good camaraderie. You have to learn fast and expect to be given more responsibility probably sooner than you expect. It has long hours but the hours fly by.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough for some but I've never heard of a vacation request being shot down.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Rewarding and challenging projects, great people

    Cons

    Pay is low, no time off, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce our workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    General Review

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineering in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great for who ever is passionate about construction.

    Cons

    it is difficult for new employees to get noticed due to the company size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Non

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn a lot, but not competitive with pay.

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    Current Employee - Craft Superintendent
    Current Employee - Craft Superintendent

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

    Pros

    If your new to the industry, it is a great place to learn a lot. Starting salaries are decent for new college graduates.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't increase enough with experience and is not competitive wit companies of similar size. Salaries are also not consistent based off job position. Stock option is very elusive, they like to dangle the carrot. Turnover rate of employees is fairly significant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain top-talent, try paying competitive wages to your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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