Black & Veatch

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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
209 Reviews
3.6
209 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance along with a vast array of training resources that complement your job development (in 13 reviews)

  • B&V has good pay, a good bonus program and a good stock ownership program (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • B&V management and leadership is so diabolically bad that the entire company is one giant mismanaged disaster (in 10 reviews)

  • You can go to foreign assignment only if you kiss up to upper management (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Working and Professional Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere with good infrastructure, well maintained design documents for references and good database of old projects.

    Cons

    I did not get complete exposure to the complete project cycle. I was only doing assignments and was never in touch with Customers and Vendors hence the learning and experience was very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should allow individuals to get more exposure for a complete project cycle.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Pune
    Current Employee - Project Controls Analyst in Pune

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, Work Culture, Compensation

    Cons

    Company in Transition hence limited opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sharing the company growth plan

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An awesome learning and mutually beneficial association

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has very high standards of Ethics and Compliance. Very strong on Values. Definitely Safety is the first criteria to be considered above all. Lot of growth opportunities within the organization but to specific group of people and many others may find it otherwise. Excellent work culture. No wonder professionals have been continuing for so many years with the Organization. I worked for just 7 years.

    Cons

    Top management may not be aware of all the happenings outside of US. Definitely the work culture and the way of doing business is fast changing with new senior management people hired in many locations outside US. Company wants to grow and expand but at what costs? Doesn't care for senior professionals who have worked with the company for so many years, Management easily lets them go. There's nothing wrong in growth and bringing a change but will that be sustainable. I don't think anyone thinks about the knowledge bank and sustainable growth of the Organization anymore. High time for Top management to wake up and get involved in business outside US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't be satisfied with the reasoning from Senior Management outside of US for all the policies, procedures and happenings but try and seek feedback from the middle level and other relevant professionals outside of US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice company for leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great bunch of people working at top.

    Cons

    You need to be pro-active in your development or else you will be side tracked quickly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Process Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brand Name, Standards, Ethics, Culture

    Cons

    Limited exposure, This company is not well known in south east asian market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agressive market capture strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Administrative in Mumbai

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, Supportive seniors, reasonable pay structure.

    Cons

    Slightly more Conservative than required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work culture with great learning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Senior Associate in Pune
    Current Employee - Project Controls Senior Associate in Pune

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture, travel assignments have great exposure, top management is extremely transparent

    Cons

    Low pay, too much of importance to Expats in India ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get small projects in india before going for large EPC projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work culture and Openness

    Cons

    Conservative, risk averse, varying degree of policy implementation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good people, good work environment, less stress and overall good company to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune
    Former Employee - Intern in Pune

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Black and Veatch is a nice MNC for the sector of energy and power. There is good chance of travelling around the globe and the fellow employees are very nice at Pune, India office.

    Cons

    Salary, which is offered by Black & Veatch, is slightly less as compared to other MNCs and rules for the dress and language is very strict. In india, they don't hire freshers from the leading technical institute IITs, so they are legging behind in quality employees in the company, although there were a bunch of remarkable brain sitting there in the Black & Veatch but IITs should not be ingored as far as India is concerned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In a short span I didn't get enough time to get in touch with management team but I guess there is lack of innovation in Black & Veatch. So, I suggest some innovative program must be conducted within the company, where employees can improve their skills.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Support Function very disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Director of mumbai is office is really very nice person and is very suportive to employees, Entire leadership team is very cooperative and working towards common goal. there is not much of office politics. Things are more or less transparent on technical side

    Cons

    Various policies in BVCLP are were very good before modifications made to it by HR admin and Finance departments, they used to give maximum benefits to employees. Now supports try to push some very rigid and impractical policies on employees and they are not ready to listen to any one the worst part is they are not covered under supervision of Director of mumbai who is really a very good and cooperative person. They are deteriorating the culture of mumbai office. First of all they have employed so many people in their department still they out source all the work to other vendors, and they act as if they are working for vendors and not for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please have control on HR, Finance and admin in mumbai office itself, try to have employee friendly policies and have a look at prevailing policies in competitive companies. Initially BVCPL had advantage of higher salary over other competitors but now that is not the case so if the culture is spoiled then office will loose good staff to its competitors. Believe me only good people will leave as they are always in demand and average and below average will stay this will bring down overall quality and productivity of office

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