Black & Veatch
3.2 of 5 166 reviews
www.bv.com Leawood, KS 5000+ Employees

Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.2 166 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Edwards

(21 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Brilliant people, interesting projects

    Renewable Energy Consultant (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsEveryone I worked with was very smart, competent and friendly. The company has good respect for work-life balance. Because many employees stay around for decades, they really care about your well being.

    ConsIt's a big company and sometimes it's bureaucratic. Also, when I worked there you only got 10 days PTO + national holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your younger employees to get a better sense for what they need in terms of compensation and growth opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company with deep roots

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you're a motivated, self-starter and you work hard, you definitely get rewarded. There are really great opportunities if you're interested in working abroad and they're supportive of training and continuing education.

    ConsOverall benefits are good, but compensation isn't great. Some technology upgrades have occurred, but I think we have a long way to go to catch up with some of the more innovative companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to keep your finger on the pulse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great design engineering and construction firm!

    A Former Division Director (Former Employee)
    Kansas City Suburban Acreage, MO

    ProsB&V is known *primarily* for its design engineering and construction services to the public utilities industries. It's an outstanding firm for anyone who wants to build a career in those *and related* industries.

    There are many other career opportunities within B&V, but one *must* be mindful of the firm's primary focus and vector.

    ConsOne must almost certainly have P. E. following one's name! Sans that, one must be braced to settle for a second best career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay the course, as Mr. Veatch and his founding Partners did.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsRigor of the design process. As a young engineer the process develops quality engineers and lays a foundation for success. The firm also gives opportunities only afforded to those working at a top engineering design firm.

    ConsLot's of employees limiting the career growth options. The raises are typical of any large firm - standard 3-4%.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great, just had a bad relationship with my direct manager.

    Project Controls Associate (Current Employee)
    Raleigh, NC

    ProsInternational travel and good pay

    ConsKansas management is not in touch with satellite office issues and tend to ignore them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to your employees when they complain about an abusive manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to get you foot in the door, you'll definatly learn something here; good or bad

    Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsAlways something to do, new technology implementation always needed without enough time to get it done within a 40hr week.

    Cons1. Corporate BS allows for here say business and blame to take place vs consideration of employee response.
    2. beyond demanding time-lines

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat benefuts, paid time-off;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience with Black & Veatch

    Quality Manager (Former Employee)
    Overland Park, KS

    ProsDiverse workforce, flexible schedule and growth potential is absolute

    ConsWith a diverse workforce comes diverse personalities. The only time that this causes a problem is if your boss doesn't care for yours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate your real agenda, so your staff may support you better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Variety of work is high and I work with highly skilled professionals.

    Environmental Scientist (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsVariety of work, possibility of working in a variety of locations around the world.

    ConsWorkload is greatly variable during a typical year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Good Learning Experience

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Prosget to learn the technical prospects in power systems

    ConsRather than it is a good learning experience you get paid very less.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Expeditor (Current Employee)
    Kansas City, MO

    ProsA very enjoyable work experience

    ConsDifficult sometimes to obtain pertinent information

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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