Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to move around and relocate (in 17 reviews)

  • Smart and talented people are rewarded with responsibility and good pay (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • The company says it wants employees to have a good work/life balance (in 59 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 52 reviews)

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  1. SSRS/SSAS Developer

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Omaha, NE
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Really nice people to work for, every team member will help you if you are stuck in middle of any issue. Not much work load as well.

    Cons

    Don't follow a proper project life cycle process at least in my team


  2. Superintendent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Get to build world class projects with large opportunities to grow professionally. Company has unlimited resources available to build whatever project it wins

    Cons

    Long hours, high pressure to deliver, high stress level, managers don't practice what they preach

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance - don't just say it...follow through and staff jobs to allow people to have a life outside of work


  3. UIUX Designer

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    Former Employee - Lead UI/User Experience Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lead UI/User Experience Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked remotely, started the UIUX program, friendly staff, great references.

    Cons

    I had no bad experiences while working with Kiewit.


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  5. Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Enjoy going to work. Big on safety and making sure everyone goes home safe.

    Cons

    Long hours but that's to be expected in the career.


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Hris Business Analyst in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Hris Business Analyst in Lenexa, KS

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -great work environment -challenging, meaningful work -best in class benefits (401k, health/dental, PTO, etc.) -opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    -salary compensation is low-to-average for this type of work -lots of short notice deadlines


  7. Project Engineer Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

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

    Pros

    Kiewit has one of the best internship opportunities available. It is very structured with additional work load outside of your job description to fulfill your internship requirements. Working with Kiewit has been a great experience.

    Cons

    I live in another city 4,000 miles away. They have my internship in Aurora, CO. They move you around a lot to where the work is, which is understandable but I enjoy staying in one location.


  8. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, great training program, management notices and acknowledges those who put in the effort, lots of opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Office politics and favoritism are rampant in some offices, hours can be long but are ok if you like what you do

    Advice to Management

    Office politics should be left out of the workplace. Recognize competent employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hot and Cold - Expect Anything

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation and regular raises, flexible and reasonable hours, ability to see projects around the world, good, comprehensive benefits package.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, quite polar when it comes to the amount/quality of work to do, might be expected to move very long distances for long periods of time on short notice.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in your employee's work lives.


  10. Helpful (2)

    A mixed bag

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at Kiewit. I worked with many of the most talented people in the industry. Health care and 401k were good benefits. It wasn't an extremely stressful environment compared to some of my other jobs.

    Cons

    The work/life balance was poor. I worked 6 days a week regardless of whether or not I had anything to do. You were expected to be there 6 days simply because everyone else was there. So, I'd sit on a job twiddling my thumbs at times. And yes, you never know where you're going to be. In a span of 8 days, I went to jobs in Denver, Fort Worth, Dallas, Louisiana. That's difficult when you have a family. I also felt as if they titled the position as "Business Manager" just so they could get away with paying less than industry standards for an accountant. No, the job isn't 100% accounting, but the vast majority of it is. But, if you call it something else other than "Accountant", you can pay less.

    Advice to Management

    Basically, don't "force" employees to stay at work even when there's not all that much to do. Sometimes 6 days a week of work isn't required. I was spending 60-70 hours a week on some jobs when 45 would have cut.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Potential for Greatness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

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

    Pros

    Kiewit really is a fantastic company to work for, especially if you are a recent grad. There are so many learned my opportunities and lots of room to soar in your career. Kiewit has excellent development programs, a firm structure and intelligence in place for every aspect of project management, yet they humbly seek out advice from their employees regarding process improvement. I enjoyed every minute of working here and would recommend to anyone looking for a place where they can sink in roots and grow and learn. Kiewit is the kind of company who will be loyal to you for life if you are loyal to them. As an employee you have infinite access to professionals in your field.

    Cons

    A few things, they are a bit too proud of their benefit offering, which is by the way, pretty good, but they low ball salary as a result. It's a bit good-old boy, and not very diverse. Also, raises often don't follow promotions.

    Advice to Management

    make compensation more equal. Some employees are severely underpaid compared to their peers. Audit your classifications and bring more gender equality in the work place.



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