Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
314 Reviews
3.3
314 Reviews
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Kiewit has a great employee evaluation program with lots of opportunities for advancement (in 15 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 55 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.  

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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

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  5.  

    Great company to learn from quick

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great experience, great pay, lots of cool projects.

    Cons

    You get moved to wherever the project is. It could be hard with relationships. You probably won't be working in a city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    Took on full-time job after interning, been here 5 years, very disappointing

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

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

    Pros

    Good networking abilities and great people

    Cons

    Long hours, insufficient pay for work being performed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Kiewit Energy Canada - Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineer I  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and a young staff makes for a very comfortable office. Site jobs are also full of good people to work with. Lots of opportunity to move around and learn different areas of construction/contracting

    Cons

    Very little actual engineering, and zero attention paid to previous experience or education. Far from rewarding work for an engineer unless construction is your passion. Pay/compensation is below average for Calgary, dispite managment trumpeting how well they compete in the oil/gas industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to make it worth staying at the company in the early years before stock purchase is an option. Give engineers a chance to do real engineering, not just data entry and project controls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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