Black & Veatch

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A good place to start, a bad place to stay

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Overland Park, KS

I have been working at Black & Veatch

Pros

The company is diversified and has work in many areas. They have a lot of good electronic tools and standards that make doing the work easy. There are many mid and senior-level employees with excellent knowledge of the industry, and that makes B&V a good learning environment for a recent graduate. There are many training opportunities, too.

Cons

Good luck NOT getting pigeon-holed. You waste a lot of time doing "People FIRST" or whatever they are calling their career development tool these days, but no one really cares what you want to do. They will put you where they want you regardless of your career aspirations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually listen to your employees and make it easier for people to get into the positions that they want to be in.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Always moving the goalpost

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Great place to have graduate experience and learn from colleagues. Company will give opportunities to get involved in large flagship projects. Good for a short term career.

    Cons

    Project management and line management are not up to the industry standard. Top management are not accountable for losses. No progression and false hopes of salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain trust and evaluate staff effectively.

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    Manager

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kabul (Afghanistan)

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

    Pros

    Clear communication to Executives, excellent benefits, upward mobility.

    Cons

    Lots of posturing of jr or new engineers, trying to get ahead instead of doing their job to the best of their ability. Allows HR to direct more issues than they should for a private company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should place HR un the direction of the COO and allow Managers access to more of a review of cv's/resume's.

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