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Seem like a number at times, but there are a few people who genuinely care about my growth and professional development.

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Current Employee - Civil Engineer  in  Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Overland Park, KS

I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for less than a year

Pros

Room for growth, good values.

Cons

Seems too large at times. Salaries for entry levels are very inconsistent.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    WORST engineering company on the market. Backwoods midwestern mentality. IT hardware & software tools are HORRIFIC! Run

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent place to pick up moderate amount of experience which may lead you to a true, professional engineering firm. I did and am SO glad to be out! Most rank & file employees are decent engineers or other technical professionals trying their best under pathetic working conditions.

    Cons

    The top C-level management positions are completely unworthy and befuddled. Senior Biz Dev & Sales personnel are even worse! Business Plan is reactionary-based and quarterly reporting is staged, with no sincerity. Employee surveys are ignored and skewed. Career advancement is almost wholly political, not performance based, resulting in either backstabbers or zombies. Smaller divisions like Mgmt Consulting and Federal are treated like unwanted pariah. Firm is totally Kansas-centric, with everywhere else being meaningless. The entire operation needs a complete overhaul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, act responsibly and professionally, or RETIRE. It's completely unethical and just plain stupid to operate a legacy company in such a manner! Get out of your way!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Black & Veatch

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer III  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer III in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room to move between divisions, travel, and great training.

    Cons

    Can get stuck in one place if you aren't proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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