Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 12 October 2014
Updated 12 October 2014
321 Reviews
3.3
321 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 57 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 50 reviews)

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  1. 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 (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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, lots of responsibility with no authority

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Good insurance benefits. Office area is up-to-date and opportunities exist to work on the latest software and equipment.

    Cons

    Was not prepared for the massive workload. No control over your schedule, work assignments and constant unrelenting micro management and pressure to meet deadlines. All the comments about the lack of work life balance are true. You will be given multiple projects all due at the same time. I truly wish I had paid attention to all the reviews. I screwed up, just hope I can save other people from making the same mistake I did. They won't tell you in the interview what to expect. You'll learn the hard way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest in your interviews and let candidates know the type of high pressure - high stress environment that they will be required to work in. The impossible schedules and double and often triple booking of tasks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities abound for the willing and able.

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Highly respected company with many opportunities for those willing to seize them. Smart and talented people are rewarded with responsibility and good pay.

    Cons

    Kiewit is a machine powered by complicated systems and paperwork. Be prepared to wear many hats - Engineer, accountant, manager, laborer, janitor, and computer technician to name a few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your biggest and only true asset. All of the systems in the world are useless without people to run them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company - Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Lenexa, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Lenexa, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good people to work with, lots of opportunities for advancement within company

    Cons

    Pay - small raises, sometimes conflict/drama within departments

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent

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

    Pros

    Great hands on experience.
    Will get site experience if you request it.
    Good mentorship.
    Great perks: health & fitness reimbursement, flex days and good vacation package to start with. Fantastic RRSP options.

    Cons

    Too many useless training sessions that never seem to be applicable.
    Lack of planning at engineering level.
    Could find yourself stuck in site roles for many years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Unlimited opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10. 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 (less than an 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
  11. 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 (less than an 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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