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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated July 8, 2014
Updated July 8, 2014
176 Reviews

3.4
176 Reviews
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Steve Edwards
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company has good respect for work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • They have very good benefits and I received a fair compensation for my responsibilities (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • B&V management and leadership is so diabolically bad that the entire company is one giant mismanaged disaster (in 8 reviews)

  • You can go to foreign assignment only if you kiss up to upper management (in 8 reviews)

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26 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Intern at Black & Veatch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Very friendly office atmosphere. Co-workers and engineers are all willing to help. Got to work on various projects.

    Cons

    As an intern, you don't get all the management level details and changes. But I assume that is true for most companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assist
    Former Employee - Administrative Assist

    Pros

    Fun job with lots of perks. Everyone got along really well and that made everything run smoothly. I really hated to leave.

    Cons

    Very ethnically diverse group (good thing) which sometimes make communication difficult. I truly have nothing negative to say about the Ca. office I worked at. However, I understand from former co-workers, that the Overland Park office was stiflingly depressing and the morale was very low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At my old office, no advice. At Overland Park, treat your employees with respect and they will work that much harder. A happy employee is a productive employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunity and great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefit package for all employess

    Cons

    You do not get a lot of training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Black & Veatch is a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great benefits, challenging work, diverse opportunities, global presence, involvement in numerous markets, financially solid

    Cons

    The company has a strong culture that is somewhat risk averse and, as a result, resistant to significant change in business practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company and great people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Stable firm with ongoing projects in many sectors..

    Cons

    At times can be very corporate structured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everyone in the loop on projects since many are nationally and globally dispursed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great corporate multicultural work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator/Construction Manager  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Estimator/Construction Manager in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Best diversified professional workforce in this global EPC corporation. Lots of opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No parking garage in HQ building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the Oil, Gas & Chemicals department and pursue more EPC projects in the Gulf of Mexico market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience with them was excellent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Geotechnical Engineer  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Contract Geotechnical Engineer in Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with knowledgeable manager and supervisors in their field of expertise.

    Cons

    Do not have any complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people who are honest and hard working

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Support Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Support Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great benefits and a 401K that is matched by the company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing and best of luck!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start out entry level. Work was interesting and co-workers were very helpful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer I  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer I in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work, Great office atmosphere

    Cons

    Large company, hard to move up, long hours expected

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer

    Pros

    Real Profit Sharing
    Bonus Program for Engineer IV and Above
    Regular Salary Reviews to Keep You On Track
    Great Talent To Learn From
    Interesting Projects

    Cons

    Big Company, Can Feel Like a Number at Times
    401k Match Isnt Great
    Easy to Get Pigeonholed into Specific Role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep finding ways to focus on good corporate culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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