Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Solid company expanding internationally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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invest in different software and technologies and O&G in particular is still using lots of software that has been out of date for 15+years.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.


  2. Engineering Lead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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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  5. Electrical engineer IV

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO

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

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

    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.


  6. Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Great location and good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries are below the norm


  7. Sales Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and great processes

    Cons

    Marketing department too much into theory and not always listen to input from field. Not a major problem ... more of a nuance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field and reward them for great ideas. You have a lot of brilliant people working for you that have a lot to contribute... but do reward them beyond salary.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Overall good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Site Acquisition Specialist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Site Acquisition Specialist in Overland Park, KS

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    5 Sector company in Telecom, Federal, Energy, management Consulting, and Water

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get the feeling that you are on a large train and not moving towards advancement.


  9. Helpful (3)

    They do not follow their own mission statement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at Black & Veatch (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great and the atmosphere at first glance seems to be a team environment.

    Cons

    Politics within the company and how the higher managers place blame when something goes wrong with the management team is atrocious.

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility when something goes wrong and stop taking all the accolades when somethi8ng is right.


  10. You'll love it here, once you get a foot in the door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Overland Park, KS

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

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

    Pros

    The staff is friendly, but they do expect you to meet expectations and deadlines. If you can get an internal network going, there are many opportunities that can help advance your career. Great benefits, you can also purchase employee stock (this is an employee-owned company), and travel to different job sites, should that be necessary.

    Cons

    They may move you around a little, but nothing that they won't notify you about in advance. Internal job postings are not always advertised to all professionals.


  11. Civil/Environmental Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Black and Veatch has a competitive salary

    Cons

    Office size and culture varies from location to location



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