Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Great work life balance

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance; Great work-life balance; 9-80 schedule is very nice; Relaxed work environment;

    Cons

    Company is large, so it can be slower to change when compared to smaller firms.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Opportunity lost.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Associate II
    Current Employee - Construction Associate II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, smart people, and good pay for the work.

    Cons

    Development programs are used to keep professionals in glass ceiling positions not to advance their careers. Performance reviews mean nothing when it comes to advancement or assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Stop filling project positions with outside talent. There are development programs internally that have little or no support from management. Top talent continues to leave the C&P group because their is a lack of training and development internally.


  3. Engineering Document Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good opportunities for job advancement within the company. Opportunities to work overtime if you choose.

    Cons

    Can often times be very demanding and stressful. Pay is more on the conservative side.


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  5. Full Time

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 6
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 6
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great variety of challenging projects and growth opportunity for a young engineer. Opportunities to work on international projects.

    Cons

    Conservative company culture and sub par working environment compared to other firms.


  6. Electrical Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great time at B&V. The pay was good and they offered free housing at a nearby complex. You learn so much applicable information during work that you almost wonder what school is for. If you get employed, a lot of travel opportunities can open up too.

    Cons

    I felt like it would be a lot more fun if I could get out of the office and see what was being designed/built in the field, but since you work on projects all over the country that doesn't always work out. Also you start in a cubicle, but that is normal for most employers.

    Advice to Management

    The intern program was great. I had a great time on various tours around facilities B&V designed. Tour guides and mentors go along and give fantastic insight on why something was designed the way it was.


  7. Mid Level Civil Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with competitive salary, flexible working hours, and team atmosphere. I have received great support in continuing education and career advancement. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some times procedures or protocols are not communicated effectively due to size of the company and those policies are not always logical for all aspects of the business.


  8. Solid company expanding internationally

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and has been growing a lot recently. Plenty of internal opportunities and lots or new hire opportunities for new grads. Promote from within and good vertical movement opportunities as senior engineers are moving towards retirement.

    Cons

    More international work and moving more work to international offices. Difficult to transition to sharing work internationally. Different divisions invest in different software and technologies and O&G in particular is still using lots of software that has been out of date for 15+years.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in tools that help professionals do their job more effectively. Provide training budget and resources for new employees instead of only a day worth of videos and OJT from then on with all hours billed to projects.


  9. Engineering Lead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telecom Engineering Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Telecom Engineering Lead in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    communication, interaction, freedom, learning, location

    Cons

    decrease in work due to Mexico venture as far as telecom.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Electrical engineer IV

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's always good to be at company's headquarters. Flexible work schedules including 9/80 schedule, good work/life balance, lots of opportunities for growth and challenging work. Professional culture without ties and other showoffs..

    Cons

    Little Over conservative and traditional approach which in a way good as you will have every opportunity to improve the systems.


  11. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great 401K Plan and awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Health Plan does not really care much and is expensive.



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