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Amazing job, but not available in less than 130% commitment.

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Former Employee - Superintendent in New York, NY
Former Employee - Superintendent in New York, NY

I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

You will get to do amazing things. You will get to do them with much less experience than you would think, and it will probably work out. I can't emphasize enough the phenomenally rewarding experiences I've had. The training is first class, and there is plenty of it. Your coworkers will become your friends, maybe move in with some of them. Very friendly. Great benefits. Start off with 4 weeks of paid time off (one bank of sick+vacation), very good health insurance. Once you get to about the stockholder level, you will probably get a company car/truck, with a gas card and free tolls. Pay is pretty good, and you probably will get raises every 6 months for the first few years.

Cons

It will be your life. You will work crazy hours. Sometimes, the crazy hours are spent chasing a great goal, and are a rewarding experience. Usually, they're spent in meetings or paperwork. You may have to bounce back and forth from nights to days, work weekend jobs with crazy long shifts. You won't get a choice in these assignments. You will stay until the work is done, regardless of what the clock says. The stock program isn't what it once was, diluting the reward behind the crazy hours. Here's my thesis on this: Revenue is growing at a pretty steady pace. Profits are holding steady as a percentage of revenue, so growing at about the same pace. However, staff employees (and therefore stockholders) are growing at a much higher rate**. Therefore, gain per stockholder is dropping at the difference between the two rates, which is becoming quite staggering. ** Why this is, irrelevant. Too many new programs, staff efficiency losses, whatever. Management hasn't conquered it. You will be expected to move. If you say no, you most likely will be fired, or just kicked off the career path. Doesn't matter if your spouse has the higher paying job, whatever, Kiewit is expected to be the prime employer. Honestly, if I could do the Kiewit thing at about 40 hours/week or so, I'd be there. I took a pretty large pay cut for a less rewarding job to spend more time with the family.

Advice to Management

Fix the stock program (staff growth vs. revenue growth). Easier said than done, but that's why you make the big big bucks. As the two-income families grow, more cases of Kiewit being the secondary employer will occur. Develop a policy for this.

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  1. Good company to start out of college with. Valuable expirience gained form working with Kiewit.

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    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Albuquerque, NM

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

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

    Pros

    Good People Interesting Work Fair Compensation and Benefits

    Cons

    Frequent moves Poor Work life balance


  2. Helpful (3)

    Former Business Manager-Over ten years with company

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    Former Employee - Business Manager
    Former Employee - Business Manager

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are given lots of responsibilities. Variety of different kinds and sizes of construction jobs means your job doesn't get boring. Very safety conscious.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. 12 to 14 hour days with no overtime. They will dangle the promise of becoming a stock holder in front of you but it will never happen because you are a Business Manager and not an Engineer. You will be moved often which is understandable sometimes but hard to 'put down roots' anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the 'good old boys' culture. Let your Business Managers become stock holders. Don't just favor the younger workers. Give your more mature workers the same opportunities you are giving the younger workers.


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