Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
326 Reviews
3.3
326 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 58 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 51 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learn as much as you can and get out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Best Company I have Worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Irving, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Irving, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great People, Benefits, Lots of opportunity of advancement.

    Cons

    I cant think of any at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    good wok culture , time pass, i have to write this

    Cons

    badgood wok culture , time pass, i have to write this

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  5.  

    Kiewit

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Great Benefits and jeans on Friday!

    Cons

    No career growth in procurement - advancement structure is not very good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Just a number.....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Foreman
    Former Employee - General Foreman

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are great people to work with and learn from. It's a great place to at least start your career short term.

    Cons

    The company/management doesn't have any respect for the employees that work there. Your treated like a number not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Employees are people not numbers!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, lots of responsibility with no authority

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field/OfficeEngineer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Field/OfficeEngineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great projects, people at kiewit believe in teamwork, good training program, if you are passionated about the business you have plenty of opportunities for advancing quick in your career.

    Cons

    Constantly relocating, work long days, little life-work balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities abound for the willing and able.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Good Company - Great Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Fantastic place to gain experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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