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Updated 18 February 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is phenomenal (in 38 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedules including 9/80 schedule, good work/life balance, lots of opportunities for growth and challenging work (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Civil/Site Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Pune
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good people
    2. Great benefits and a hefty bonus
    3. Global projects

    Cons

    BV loses a lot of project because of high pricing. As a result, less work

    Advice to Management

    The company can do much better with less no. of rules


  2. "B&V--One-in-a-million companies..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Pune
    Current Employee - Manager in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. It's a great factory for leaders
    2. Almost live by what we say in our Mission, Vision, Values
    3. Zero compromise on ethics. Professionals can proudly say they work for B&V. Every rupee we earn is very ethical, no short cuts are allowed.
    4. The top management people are thought leaders.
    5. ENR # 1 Company for more than 6 years in a row
    6. Always nurture the professionals in terms of trainings
    7. Exceptional culture
    8. Highly process oriented, Quality/Safety minded professionals

    I touched few points, but there are many more to mention.

    Cons

    1. Not a pay master
    2. Can't take impulse/instinctive decisions to serve client
    3. It is hard for intuitive people to sell an idea internally, as their idea is validated by many smart/logical people (proof of burden).

    Advice to Management

    Think if we can call ourselves as B&V Infrastructure Company as we can do many more such as Roads, Town Planning, Industrial, Commercial industries.


  3. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Water Technology Group Manager in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Water Technology Group Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Policy and procedures.
    Safety awareness very high

    Cons

    Tedious documentation due to100 years of legacy of procedures

    Advice to Management

    review the procedures for possible reduction


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    "We take no responsibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Nothing worth mentioning. It is a body shop.

    Cons

    1. Extremely incompetent bunch of staff.
    2. People having no relevant experience prance around as experts.
    3. Typical consulting mentality.
    4. No ownership of work.

    People in the b&V India operations are typical consultants. They have no relevant experience but prance around as experts on everything. Very low end work is carried out from India, specially Pune office. In pune office, people with diplomas are preferred over graduate engineers as the work done is mostly drafting. The operations of Pune office is like the proverbial "Emperor's New Clothes". Everyone knows the emperor is naked but the one to point it out is termed as non conformist. If you have any iota of self respect for the technical skills you carry as a graduate engineer, stay away from this body shop.
    People with irrelevant skills are positioned in top roles.s.
    This should give all of you a nice insight of the (mis) management.

    Advice to Management

    Management? What management.....


  6. "Awesome Company for Experienced Professional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance & Optimization Specialist in Pune
    Current Employee - Performance & Optimization Specialist in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work-Life balance, great office environment, excellent HR team, lots of opportunities abroad as well.

    Cons

    Didn't find any till date.


  7. "Good Company to start your career with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Control Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Control Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A flat structure and US-styled culture. Value employee rights and views before major decisions.
    International assignments and project exposure.

    Cons

    Salaries are relatively low compared to industry peers.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of work, imparted to Indian counterparts, should improve to stem attrition.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Civil/Structural Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best things I found at Black & Veatch offices was the work culture. It tries to maintain a perfect work life balance. It has one of the best knowledge pools, full of resources.

    Cons

    Probably not the best option for your first company as their are no set plans for the training of fresh graduates.

    Advice to Management

    I think they should try to make set training plans in order to orient fresh graduates better.


  9. "Civil/Site Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Pune
    Former Employee - Civil/Structural Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional culture, highest level of ethics, global exposure &a decent amount of opportunities to travel abroad, good pay and bonuses, a good chunk of extra-curricular activities to maintain work-life balance

    Cons

    Work can be slow and less at times, working with global clients and contractors can be challenging for professionals who do not have experience in this field, employee performance review system not that effective

    Advice to Management

    Training modules for new hires should be updated/modified


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Most Worst EPC firm in India"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    1. Office Transport Facility in Mumbai
    2. Office Timing and OT Facility
    3. If you are selected you can ask any salary doesn't matter what is your experience and qualifications, you will be paid
    4. If you just follow your boss blindly, you can make overseas tour every quarter without any reason and work

    Cons

    1. Recruitment policy is not transparent
    2. They try to hire good people by explaining hi-fi job profile during the interview. If someone joins they easily get understand that Mumbai set up is back office of US Kansas city.
    3. You will not find any kind of design work 90% job related to MARK UP attending on the drawings and documents. Especially those are willing to come from core design engineering sector. I would suggest not joining BV because you will spoil your career entirely there in black & veatch.
    4. Worthless Management especially Mumbai division they are focused only on earning money without doing any good quality work.
    5. They easily terminate new hire people within 1-2 hrs notice if you don't have continuous work in hand
    6. Regularly you have to beg for works from HQ at US Kansas city by sending email everyday 'that we have finished all mark-ups can you please send more work'
    7. Work volume is very less 50-100 man hour’s jobs only for attending markups on drawings/documents so you will never get to know about the entire project.
    9. Senior people who are staying there more than 4-5 yrs having very poor technical knowledge in their own field and also try to divert all those rubbish work to all new joinee and they remain busy with their internet surfing and stock market report.
    10. I found HR department is the worst department they don't have bother to reply if you send even email to them. Always ready to misguide employee. And ready to snatch money from your F&F settlement if you are going leave company with proper notice.
    12. They prefer to hire people who are not basically from Mumbai because entire job market knows about black & veatch Mumbai operation. They hire good people by providing huge relocation amount in a condition if you leave the company within 24 months entire amount will be recovered. If you fall in that trap, you have to continue those rubbish tasks in next 24 months or you have to pay back the amount again to the company for your own career prospect or goal.

    Advice to Management

    If Black & Veatch really wants to open branch office in India I would suggest focus on other cities than Mumbai, ie. like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai Hyderabad and Kolkata also. Because I worked most of the metro cities in India I found Mumbai is bit reluctant to doing real hard work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "internship"

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

    I worked at Black & Veatch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good culture and work life balance

    Cons

    not that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    do not give ppo to anyone ever



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