Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Civil Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable job, great pay, respectful co-workers, good benefits

    Cons

    Little room for movement with respect to project management

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours and the time off were very nice. I think the work and life balance was excellent.

    Cons

    Few openings in upper management. Not a lot of room to move around within the area office. But if someone is willing to relocate.

    Advice to Management

    hold individuals more accountable for their job positions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Time to move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

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

    Pros

    Not many things happening in my favor
     Seems there us not true employee concerns.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat contingent works with more respect

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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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

  6. Great

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work- Life balance. Great company work ethics

    Cons

    The time it takes to advance

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Gained some valuable experience in construction management

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management and working environment

    Cons

    Employment was temporary, project based.

  8. Great people, good company but not for me.

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Kansas City, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people here are great. In every group I worked with, the people were the best part. The management is good, in my opinion, allowing me to work on real projects from the start, who value and respect their employees. There is the ability to move around and try out new areas but you have to let it be known and work hard for it.

    Cons

    The work for me was very mundane and boring. The software can be old at times as they create their own software for many tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Give it to the people you hire straight. You will probably be doing the same thing day in, and day out, for a long time.

  9. I worked in the Telecom division for Black and Veatch.

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    Former Employee - Construction Associate in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Associate in San Ramon, CA

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My co workers were all very friendly and quick to help with processes or answering questions about processes. They did encourage employees to come up with ideas and ways to improve processes. The salary was very good.

    Cons

    Most of the leadership was not very approachable. They would sit in their offices with their doors closed. Also, It was not very clear how to move forward in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please give the proper training when bringing on a new employee based on what position they will be doing. People want to work and do a good job for the company and it would be great to start out with the right tools from the start.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Engineer 1

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, environment, open to debate on existing methods

    Cons

    Growth rate is not exactly very fast

    Advice to Management

    To have a clearer branch structuring of the managers , supervisors and project managers

  11. Helpful (2)

    Staff controls engineer

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    Current Contractor - Instrumentation & Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Current Contractor - Instrumentation & Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Black & Veatch as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At B & V the work atmosphere is great it's layed back but thing get completed. They have a "flex schedule" with core work hours that is nice when you wnt to beat the traffic or have somethng that requires you to be out of the office. the pay rate for the area is about the same as simular groups. It was nice that with a large company, when assigned to a new job / contract - they would arrange to have the group working on the job into the same general area of the building, this makes for much eaiser communication between diciplines.

    Cons

    It seems as though all employees are on a per getting the next contracted job. I worked there for 2 plus years and was always wanting to know what the next job would be.

    Advice to Management

    I was told for the whole time there that I was going to be brough in as direct hire, but each time the topice was brought up, I was told some thing along the lines of: We would hate to do that then have to lay you off if we don't get the next contract. So, as a contracted engineer there, I was treated for as far as I could tell the same as the direct employees, but not the same benifit package. If your going to bring in contracted employees, make your decission - don't keep them thnking that there is something coming.

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