Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
350 Reviews
3.3
350 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 17 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 59 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 52 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience/Solid Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Estimator
    Former Employee - Project Engineer/Estimator

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

    Pros

    Company culture and pride cannot be beat. Very systematic tried and true approaches to the work. The phrase "train your replacement" was practiced and not just preached. You will get alot thrown at you (estimating, cost control, field engineering). You will be challenged with responsibilities from the time you start. The hands on experiences and opportunities to grow are fantastic if heavy construction is your passion and you do not mind working hard and making sacrifices (relocation/long hours) to get the opportunity.

    Cons

    At the beginning of your career with Kiewit expect your work/life balance to be all work no life. In order to take advantage of the opportunities you must be willing to: relocate (multiple times), work long hours, work weekends as necessary. NOTE: Working for Kiewit is not for the faint of heart, you must be willing to sacrifice to get the experience. You can be on a job in Illinois on Tuesday and be told that you need to be on a job in Louisiana by next week.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Great Pay, amazing benefits. They have very cool large projects that will challenge you. If you are successful you will move up.

    Cons

    You will move around a lot with this company, they pay for your relocation expenses but there's no way out of it. I think they prefer people to be away from their families to focus on solely on work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't stress the "family first" value if you are going to make it hard for people to see their family

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for I learned a lot as an intern.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, amazing intern program. You get to see a lot of different projects and see all the differences.

    Cons

    A lot of employees do not seem happy there. Seem to hide a lot of benefit secrets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promise stock after 5 years, because most say you will never actually get it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pros of this company is that there were a lot of jobs and if you like to move around you get the opportunity.

    Cons

    The cons of this company is that the hours can be stressfully long and you are not localized to one location and have to travel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Stepping Stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Good opportunities of lateral movement
    -Good Salary and Benefits

    Cons

    -Talent Pool Saturation
    -Very little engineering work.
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Management needs to understand employees and pay more heed to internal office politics tarnishing potential superstars' careers and also company's ability to obtain superstars.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits. Long hours if you're out on a job site.

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kiewit has a great culture. Being formed in 1884, there is great pride in a construction company that has been around for that long. The benefits are amazing. Expect to pay $8-10 per week in medical. The company also matches your 401K contribution up to 6% and also dumps another 4% in at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Long hours, moving around a lot, pay is average to below average. You'll notice that the company will hire craft tradesmen into management without knowing how to be in an office setting. The field engineers do 90% of the computer work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the talent you have vs. recruiting craft into the staff role. The employees working beside these people work just as hard and you hire them with twice the perks. Working 60+ hours per week shouldn't be justified by paying a mere 10% field premium.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company to work for, we build exciting stuff all the time

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Newark, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Newark, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    fun, great team, lots of training, free stuff, move to new places, build the biggest, coolest stuff using the biggest coolest equipment

    Cons

    All depending on position and project but it can be long hours and it can be stressful but you will learn greatly and be given lots of responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working with TIC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    They hate kiewit b employees and making working with them difficult. No pros

    Cons

    Unsafe and know it alls TIC. They cause jobs to go slow and unorganized. They have no respect for a expert and make working on a job with them difficult. Their crane operator in l tx I won't msay. Not enough equiptment to go around the job. Difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More kiewitt management needs to be on tic jobs

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lies, Lies and more Liars

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    Former Employee - Handover/Turnover
    Former Employee - Handover/Turnover

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

    Pros

    A few good people with more than 2 years experience with Kiewit. .

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor project panning. Lots of public humiliation for stupid stuff. If you hear anything from HR it is a lie. Manipulative, sneaky, and unethical leadership in the ranks. Ethnic discrimination. Paid rent on the 1st, was told I'm to be at a new job site over 2,000 miles away in 3 days. Would not cover forfeited security deposit nor pay to move my wife. Knowingly doing work wrong so they can charge the customer to fix things "done to plans" No quality review of plans for constructability conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people. The are what makes the work happen - not the project manager, not the project sponsor. Beware of strong family bias for each other and sub contractors who are really Kiewit Employee shell companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, if your in operations.

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Irving, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Irving, TX (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They will treat you great if your on operations and production side. Give you your just do.

    Cons

    If your in the admin staff, get ready to be treated like dog crap. They figure if your not in the field your no good to them. That's why there's so much internal turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The business people are the ones that handle the money. Production makes the money, and management moves from one bucket to another to cover losses. Never showing the true losses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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