Black & Veatch

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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated 22 February 2015
Updated 22 February 2015
232 Reviews
3.6
232 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance along with a vast array of training resources that complement your job development (in 13 reviews)

  • B&V has good pay, a good bonus program and a good stock ownership program (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • B&V management and leadership is so diabolically bad that the entire company is one giant mismanaged disaster (in 10 reviews)

  • You can go to foreign assignment only if you kiss up to upper management (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always moving the goalpost

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Great place to have graduate experience and learn from colleagues. Company will give opportunities to get involved in large flagship projects. Good for a short term career.

    Cons

    Project management and line management are not up to the industry standard. Top management are not accountable for losses. No progression and false hopes of salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain trust and evaluate staff effectively.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great History being steadily eroded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redhill, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Redhill, South East England, England

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience and lots of variety. Strong brand in some parts. Variety and autonomy to build on projects to explore new opportunities.

    Cons

    Vacuum of leadership, silos and a general lack of trust. Recent repeated rounds of redundancies have caused concern, particularly as those responsible for failure remain in post.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a strategy, consult employees, communicate final strategy, implement it - this should involve the removal of some senior people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    GIS Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    They don't expect a lot from a graduates

    Cons

    Small team, little training, no conditioning in the office

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  5.  

    Good company but over-committed to too few clients in the UK.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Good people who work hard

    Cons

    Too few clients in the UK

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very helpfull to my career development

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer Level III in Redhill, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer Level III in Redhill, South East England, England

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Nice environment
    Work with very bright people

    Cons

    Low salary for low level employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company has many opportunities for you to developin a professional setting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Good mentorship, compensation and benefits. Good scope for personal growth

    Cons

    Training is required for all fresh engineers

  8.  

    Excellent working environment with all the expert support from every sections.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Controls Associate in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Former Employee - Project Controls Associate in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    B&V always privide the good opportunities and flexibiltity to the employees. They arr always open to hear anythings from you and will do the best to be success together.

    Cons

    Thr company is very big. So it might take some time for you to grow up the carreer step by step.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great atmosphere, team based family friendly environment.

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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 Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Great people to work with, who care about you and your career development. Supervisors work hard to give you the proper tools and mentoring to successfully do your job and develop your career. Has good benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Larger office, so if you like a smaller close knit group where you recognize every face, you need to make extra effort to meet people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    10,000 employees, operates worldwide, employee-owned, very good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - As A Lawyer One Can Learn A Lot About Engineering and Construction
    Current Employee - As A Lawyer One Can Learn A Lot About Engineering and Construction

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Very good business, working with highly motivated and highly educated engineers

    Cons

    None, other than that the headquarters is in Kansas City, which is in the middle of the Midwest.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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