Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 6 December 2014
Updated 6 December 2014
336 Reviews
3.3
336 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to work on large challenging projects and get good hands on experience.

    Cons

    Long hours with little compensation. They try and tempt you into staying by hanging the idea of becoming a stockholder over your head that justifies your small salary. Truth is the stockholder program will only reward you if you were to stay with the company for at least 10 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits, but salary leaves something to be desired

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits, i.e. Retirement plan, insurance coverage, wellness plan, continues training, etc.. are all good reasons to work here.

    Cons

    The salary leaves something to be desires, especially on the IT side of things. Kiewit is fairly new to IT and still does not fully grasp how crucial they can be to the business and how much work it can truly take to perform your job even though you may just be "sitting behind a desk all day."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a close look at your IT department and reevaluate their worth. You may realize that you have a lot of people that care about your company and are working very hard, but feel frustrated because they do not feel they are making what they could at a comparable job somewhere else.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent Training, Many Opportunities, Excellent People, NO Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent training, fast promotions if you're willing to work hard, sociable and young co-workers, big emphasis on safety and doing things right the first time, efficient meetings and operations, no BS.

    Cons

    no work life balance, 5am-6pm or later 6 days a week, could get a move letter with little time in advance, could get pigeonholed into a small field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should raise pay for engineers who slave away

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company. Good benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    Learned a lot ! Good raises.

    Cons

    They do things a little backwards sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field hands more

  6.  

    While employed with Kiewit I was able to learn the engineering side of construction and how to work and collaborate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Highland, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Highland, UT (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    1) An immense amount of experience from seasoned professionals; 2) Learning the ability to collaborate and effectively work within a team setting; 3) Introduction to new software as well as the training to use said software; and 4) Consistent aid and advice from upper management.

    Cons

    The only con I experienced at Kiewit was getting quick help for questions I could not answer. However, I feel this was a test to see the ability of individual problem solving and to see if we could work through the problems ourselves so we could better learn how to work within the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Learn as much as you can and get out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer III in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    You will not find a better learning opportunity at any other company right out of school. They will give you as much responsibility as you can handle and then some. Take advantage of the training and safety program. At Kiewit you learn how to do things the right way and not take short cuts. Your co workers will become your best friends and at least when you are working until 1AM everyone else on the project is still there. Once you move on like most the people you work with and go to other companies you will be so much further along than everyone else at your new company. The safety program at Kiewit is top notch and is something that will always stay with you. Even after working for 3 years and 100 hour weeks I will never regret working at Kiewit.

    Cons

    There is no reason for anyone to stay at Kiewit for more than 3-5 years. The pay is towards to the bottom of the industry for the hours and BS you have to do to get you job done. Once you have those years of experience working at Kiewit go start looking at other companies. Typically former Kiewit employees are top performers at other companies once they leave. So start looking for another job and enjoy the 20 -30k pay bump and work life balance improvement once you move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the company profit back to where the money came from. The guys in the field that are breaking their back making Omaha money should be rewarded for their work. Get rid of the insane amount of overhead and dead weight and get back to what made Kiewit a great construction company. Find a way other than the now crappy stock for people to stay. I felt while at Kiewit that that management understood this as issue but I seriously don't know if they can fix it. I was fortunate to learn from some of the best long time Supers & PM's at Kiewit. As these guys retire, quit, or die from stress there will be big issues for Kiewit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Really strong company going through a great deal of change in order to be successful going forward.

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

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

    Pros

    People are great and some of the strongest in the industry.
    Strong culture and values.

    Cons

    Compensation model not as competitive versus others in the industry if you are not planning to spend your entire career with them.
    Non-operational staff (HR, Business, Quality, etc.) that are typically not Engineers, not valued as much and therefore compensation potential much less.
    Other competitors, especially large EU competitors aggressively going after work in the market, far more aggressive on providing clients with lower costs ... the achilles heel of the company in their current organizational and employee ownership structure.
    Training including Leadership programs are strong, if not industry leading, however in the absence of significantly more growth or attrition of established stockholders in more senior positions, advancement opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation model needs to be changed to make more competitive realizing that most employees these days are going to work for multiple employers over their career.
    Need to continue to aggressively pursue a centralized model leveraging the new ERP system that will significantly reduce the company's cost structure and provide opportunities to staff that want to remain in larger city centers versus camp work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Job responsibility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Electrical Field Engineer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Get engaged with clients closely

    Cons

    Repetitive. Long work hours, not as technical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More technical training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Just a Number

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Training, opportunities to move, decent pay.

    Cons

    They treat you like just another number. When they expect you to move (which is often) little notice is give, maybe 4 days ahead of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Okay, but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Data Architect in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, fair work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, risk-adverse culture, buying company stock is only open to a select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to pay people what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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