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Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

I have been working at Black & Veatch

Pros

good company, good team, great opportunities

Cons

relocation, have to work a lot

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hire international engineers

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just so so, not as good as I had expected.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Big global company with good pay and benefit. They got more than 100 offices in US and a lot of branchs all over the world.

    Cons

    Engineers have totally different background and some of them are not good ones at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not very happy with the way Black & Veatch treating its employee. I feel that no manangers are really cared about his engineers.

    Disapproves of CEO
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    Permatemp Heaven

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Although still behind the times BV is starting to make great strides in updating their technologies. This should help automate alot more functions for employees in the future. Depending on location, opportunity to learn new things is there.

    Cons

    You are often thrown into a job role with little to know training. The "sink or swim" method is highly popular at BV with little to no training from your manager. This is in part due to the manager not knowing their role as well. The managers who think they perform wall in actuality are micromanagers who would rather spend more time clocking your every move than being productive themselves. The job responsibilities need to be realigned as alot of positions are loaded down with work while other roles are not. The other issue is, at least in certain divisions, is that they are very contractor heavy. I have witnessed them keep people in contract roles for as long as 2 years before converting them, why? Is that really cost effective? While i understand the budget contstraints and the cost savings, after so long its not effective cost saving to keep these positions as contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its definately time to evaluate senior leadership roles, especially in finance and operations. In certain divisions these individuals have been in these roles entirely too long and have lost focus of what their job should be. They seem more concerned with "how they look" vs what they actually know. Time for the longstanding tradition of "out with the old, in with the new". Bring some fresh blood into these roles to contribute new and innovative ideas. The days of stagnant leaders needs to end.

    No opinion of CEO
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