Kiewit Corporation
3.1 of 5 277 reviews
www.kiewit.com Omaha, NE 5000+ Employees

Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.1 277 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock

Bruce E. Grewcock

(173 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

ProsI worked with other young professionals. I was surprised at how much responsibility we were all given and how we were encouraged to grow and run with it. At my previous private sector job, young people were relegated to mostly entry-level tasks. At Kiewit, we were embraced and respected. I learned a lot in a very short period of time. Lots of room for growth and advancement for the career ambitious. I loved the fast pace of the work, it made the long hours pass. Great rapport with others in the office, you form bonds when you spend that much time together. I remain friends and have stayed in contact with many of my former co-workers.

ConsLong hours.Great for the young and single, understandably more difficult for those with families.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience and training

Job Superintendent (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHad a great experience learning all aspects of managing a construction project from estimating to close out. Plenty of training in the field and in "classroom" type settings. Competitive pay.

ConsWorked MANY hours, usually 60+ per week. Travel frequently and often to remote places. Company was very "cliquey". People who went out with managers and had similar tastes often advanced ahead of others, even if they were weaker on the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementStaff project appropriately to avoid everyone having to work so many hours. Listen to employees concerns about wanting to work close to home.

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

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Great company if you're young and willing to move

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompetitive pay, great benefits, being involved with building permanent structures, level of autonomy is great. There are great educational opportunities within the company that help you grow your career.

ConsMust relocate every couple of years, they don't practice what they preach a lot of the time, many managers to answer to

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to your subordinates. They don't like being in the dark.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hurry up and wait!

Estimator (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsAll the resources you need are at your finger tips when you work for Kiewit. Everyone is willing to share ideas and help each other succeed. The work is interesting and satisfying. They pay pretty well.

ConsUnfortunately, when I worked for Kiewit the economy was at the bottom of the downturn. Kiewit was a standstill in their estimating department, which was where I was placed. Us interns did not have any substantial to do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

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

Prosatmosphere, great people to work with

ConsWork Life balance is terrible due to lack of proper staffing. Get ready for 60+ hour weeks and get payed under market.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire the correct amount of people to do the job.

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

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Get unparalleled experience in a very short period of time

Project Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTraining, high quality co-workers, great work experience

Conswork hours (60-65hrs/week), short notice move letters

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate employees better for the hours they work or enforce less work hours.

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

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Operator (Current Employee)
New Orleans, LA

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood place to work excellent

ConsNo better place on earth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Heavy Civil construction company

Superintendent (Current Employee)

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

ProsGain excellent field experience
Learn from people with vast construction field experience
Learn about heavy construction equipment

ConsRequired to move to different areas when needed
Salary may not be as competitive in the short term

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

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Stressful and unsatisfying but a good work experience

Foreman (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

Prosgoood safety culture and senior management is respectful of all employees

Consbunches of 23 year olds who are convinced they're future billionares run the show out in the field

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good money and experience, loooong hours and much travel

Manager (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsA great company with good organization, a great safety plan and as long as you do your job, you will continue to work for the company, different from many construction companies in that even minor mistakes will get you fired. Not at Kiewit, they understand mistakes will be made and use them as learning experiences and move foreward without looking back. A great group of people in general as well, you feel part of a brotherhood of sorts, similar to military. If you are ex military ... you will likely love this place, it's set up the same. The pay is good, the insurance is nearly free and a very good plan, and after 5 years, if you are a superstar, you will be offered a chance to buy stock.

ConsThe hours, plain and simple. They suck. I currently work for Kiewit, and I work a MINIMUM of 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week. I am also working 4 hours from home, and the subsistence they give to live in a city as large and expensive as the one I'm in, is not substantial enough. I have to stay an hour from the job in a rathole at the rate of subsistence they give. I am on an every other weekend off schedule, I work from 6 am to a minimum of 6 pm every night, schedule meetings are scheduled for after shift, they start at 6 and can go for hours. You will have no life working for this company, maybe as senior management, but the ordinary people do not.

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher subsistence and COLA's for staying out of town or relocating, look at rent in the places you bid so you can give a more realistic aid in money for your employees that are filling your bank. Also less hours would be nice, hourly guys are making out like bandits with all the overtime, my employees make more than I do and I work longer hours since I'm salary.

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

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