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Kiewit Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Foreman Interview

Foreman
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in March 2010.

Interview Details – I am a member of a trade union so there was no interview process. Drug test was conducted. I was dispatched by a hiring hall

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions because I was dispatched by my union hall   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Job Superintendent Interview

Job Superintendent
Denver, CO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in May 2010.

Interview Details – Kiewit is persistent in continuing to recruit experienced personnel when identified. Interviewed twice prior to offered a salary. Company failed to adhere to certain promises offered during the hiring process and did not follow through to make sure that long or short term goals could be accomplished.

Interview Question – What is the most important thing the company could do to assure employee retention?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – At the time, the weekly salary was offered was very attractive, only to find out later that it only benefited the company.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Kiewit Corporation.

Interview Details – Pretty standard questions (who are you, what do you want to do in 10 years, describe your passion, major challenges you've overcome, describe yourself in 5 words, etc.) Make sure to do some research on what branch you'd be applying for and what sort of projects that branch is doing

Interview Question – The 10 years question. Honestly this question is less about the answer and more about the reasoning and alignment with your other stated goals/values/passions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Tampa, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in October 2013.

Interview Details – Lengthy. Started with an email to a colleague I've known for years. Emailing back and forth for a few weeks and then talking on the phone a few times over another few weeks before setting up a formal interview with my district manager and an area manger. We didn't speak of my technical abilities, we all knew each other. Their main concern was my planned longevity, as I had worked here before several years prior. It took about another 2 weeks to get started. Overall, probably just over a month, and that is a fast process for them.

Interview Question – How long did I plan to stay. I had worked here several years prior and quit after 2 years. I expected the question, but it was not an easy answer to tie down   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They took what I was asking and added $100/week and a $500 sign on bonus.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation.

Interview Details – I met a Kiewit HR person at a career fair and they invited me back the next day for an interview. The interview was pretty easy, no technical questions (since it was an HR person), more just getting to know me and general information about the "fit" with the company.

Interview Question – Nothing crazy, just the general 'getting to know you' interview questions.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Business Manager Interview

Business Manager
Woodinville, WA

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in March 2009.

Interview Details – Short conversation, straight in to take drug test then given a address and a start date.

Interview Question – Will you work here for a long time.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – none they said you will make this amount.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Field Engineer Interview

Field Engineer

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation.

Interview Details – I applied online and was later interviewed one on one. I later received an online interview that consisted of 14 questions mostly behavior based questions and situational questions. It was a very interesting process and can be challenging if you don't have interview experience. It was very good practice, just make sure you are prepared for some weird questions and willing to locate immediately.

Interview Question – If you were to pick a cereal that best represents yourself as a manager, what cereal would that be and why?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in October 2013.

Interview Details – The interviewing process was rather simple once you have established yourself as a valuable potential asset to the company. I had an initial interview at a career fair where I was then flown to Atlanta for a Final Interview with the area manager. All the employees I encountered were driven and hard working no t to mention extremely generous.

Interview Question – Most challenging situation you have over come   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When accepting an offer, your location is not determined


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in May 2012.

Interview Details – Excellent--very detailed but I got job. HR team has interview process buttoned down--not a lot of wasted time which put pressure on me to get everything I needed and to respond quickly

Interview Question – why did you choose to work for your last company and what did you learn while there   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – straight forward and fair. they lay out a pretty detailed offer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Engineer II Interview

Engineer II
Corvallis, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Kiewit Corporation in May 2010.

Interview Details – The questions I received revolved around ensuring I had no attachments to a physical location, such as your home town or city. They mean to move you around, and abruptly, so this line of questioning makes sense. They want to know what excites you most about the construction industry and what part you see yourself playing in it. Along your career, they like to ask you where you want to get to, though I had minimal guidance on what was available other than the starting field engineer, District President, or CEO, so forgo the title and explain what level of responsibility you want to have in your career. They want to know you have drive and a destination in mind.

Interview Question – They may give you a scenario about if you have kids and a family, how much would relocating them affect you? Most questions are technical or straight forward enough: "What do you like doing outside of class/work?" "What interests you in construction?" "What salary do you seek?", etc.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They tell you what you get. You can maybe negotiate a start date if you want to take a vacation first.

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