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Be prepared to be overworked, under appreciated, and mismanaged while being fed adages of hipocracy.

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Current Employee - IT in Omaha, NE
Current Employee - IT in Omaha, NE

I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

The most positive part of working at Kiewit is the co-workers. For the most part extremely hard working bright & dedicated people trying to do the right thing for the company and leadership. Decent pay and decent benefits

Cons

Coming to learn that unless you are part of the 'old boy' school and can navigate the cliques and politics you are not going to go far. Learning that just because you're earning Paid Time Off, you're not expected to use it. Just about every poster and company saying is nowhere close to the truth. Their People are not their number one Asset, they are treated like commodities. Safety is number one as long as the job is getting completed quickly. Ethics are only the most important thing when you're standing in front of the room giving a speech or taking the annual 'trainings'.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have been with the company over 7 years and keep hoping that change is just around the corner. That the Senior leadership will finally realize that they are the major obstacle to the company being a great place to work.

With over 30 years of professional work experience I have never seen an organization so poorly managed. My co-workers and I often wonder has Kiewit has managed to last 125 years.

 To me, the only answer is that earlier in the life of the organization, the leadership was much more humble and genuine. Which lead to a quality work, strong finances, and an excellent reputation.

So my advice to management? Get off your high horse. You are not entitled to anything and the people that work for you are not disposable. The morale of this organization is crumbling faster than you realize and you are on the cusp of losing what really makes this company great; your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Avoid

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    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good (Health, 401k, etc.) and it is a good place to work if you like to move around and see a lot of places.

    Cons

    They claim to judge people on merit, but clearly don't since those who work the hardest don't get promoted/decent raises. The moving can get tiresome as it is usual to move around every year (or less). The stock program has gone downhill too, only the very senior management continue to get increased amounts of stock as middle level employees lose it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acually do what you say, value people as your most important asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life = Work

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    Current Employee - Engineer/Estimator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineer/Estimator in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You are handed a great deal of responsibility right away.
    It can be very rewarding to see certain projects from start to finish.
    It is decent pay for an entry level engineer.
    The chance to travel may be a frequent to non-existent activity.
    Benefits are great; especially if you have a family.

    Cons

    Very harsh work to life ratio.
    You will be expected to work weekends, and mostly 10-12 hour days.
    Pay is salary, so after 40 hours of work you are there for free essentially.
    You never know where you'll be in month's time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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