Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
314 Reviews
3.3
314 Reviews
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Kiewit has a great employee evaluation program with lots of opportunities for advancement (in 15 reviews)

  • Smart and talented people are rewarded with responsibility and good pay (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance sucks, I was working 70hrs a week with every other weekend off (in 55 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 47 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rewarding and challenging projects, great people

    Cons

    Pay is low, no time off, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce our workload

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    I worked with other young professionals. I was surprised at how much responsibility we were all given and how we were encouraged to grow and run with it. At my previous private sector job, young people were relegated to mostly entry-level tasks. At Kiewit, we were embraced and respected. I learned a lot in a very short period of time. Lots of room for growth and advancement for the career ambitious. I loved the fast pace of the work, it made the long hours pass. Great rapport with others in the office, you form bonds when you spend that much time together. I remain friends and have stayed in contact with many of my former co-workers.

    Cons

    Long hours.Great for the young and single, understandably more difficult for those with families.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow if you are capable of handling the responsibility. Great compensation and benefits. A company truly in it for the long haul.

    Cons

    While the construction side of the house is very mature (>100 years) and experienced, some other parts of the company are immature and in need of growth (accounting, IT, security, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the company and don't be afraid to expand into areas outside strictly construction and contracting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn a lot, but not competitive with pay.

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    Current Employee - Craft Superintendent
    Current Employee - Craft Superintendent

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your new to the industry, it is a great place to learn a lot. Starting salaries are decent for new college graduates.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't increase enough with experience and is not competitive wit companies of similar size. Salaries are also not consistent based off job position. Stock option is very elusive, they like to dangle the carrot. Turnover rate of employees is fairly significant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain top-talent, try paying competitive wages to your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Took on full-time job after interning, been here 5 years, very disappointing

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Good networking abilities and great people

    Cons

    Long hours, insufficient pay for work being performed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship, Field Engineer, Superintendent in Civil/Infrastructure Work

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    Current Employee - Intern/Engineer/Superintendent
    Current Employee - Intern/Engineer/Superintendent

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Get lots of good experience and challenged. Great place to get your foot in the door and get the name on your resume

    Cons

    Very long hours are expected. Very high work loads with low personnel to save cost. You are expected to go above and beyond your responsibility. If you do not meet your requirements, you are pressured to stay for even more hours. It is a joke around every job that we work so much and we get paid so low. Most engineers and superintendents don't like to calculate our equivalent hourly wage because it is so depressing. Be ready to move anywhere without any say and very last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people, not about impressing your manager. Most management are so caught up in making money in their operations, that they do not think about how many hours we are working or show much appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    12.5 + hour days

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    A lot of responsibility and actually felt like you job mattered

    Cons

    What is work life balance? 65+ hour weeks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience and training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Job Superintendent  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Job Superintendent in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Had a great experience learning all aspects of managing a construction project from estimating to close out. Plenty of training in the field and in "classroom" type settings. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Worked MANY hours, usually 60+ per week. Travel frequently and often to remote places. Company was very "cliquey". People who went out with managers and had similar tastes often advanced ahead of others, even if they were weaker on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff project appropriately to avoid everyone having to work so many hours. Listen to employees concerns about wanting to work close to home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company if you're young and willing to move

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, great benefits, being involved with building permanent structures, level of autonomy is great. There are great educational opportunities within the company that help you grow your career.

    Cons

    Must relocate every couple of years, they don't practice what they preach a lot of the time, many managers to answer to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to your subordinates. They don't like being in the dark.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great employees terrible, horrible, management.

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    Former Employee - Procurement  in  Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Procurement in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I guess if you were right out of college it would be a good place to work, but as a professional, run, don't walk away from Kiewit. The time to work at Kiewit is when you are 22, and then hope you get to become a shareholder.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Inexperienced engineers on a combined cycle power plant project, does not lead to good results. Kiewit does not respect engineers, if you are PE go elsewhere, this would explain why their leads are young inexperienced and screw up critical items leading to huge losses. My manager's power plant experience was being in the Navy, not an officer, and being a licensed stock broker, to say he didn't know anything about power plant construction was an understatement, this is prevalent at Kiewit Power, I foresee more massive losses in their future. Apparently the last two years have been very tough on the Kiewit stockholders, and if they continue to drive away experience this will only continue. There is a reason the successful engineering companies have a lot of grey hair around the office--it pays, there' are many things that long hours and desire cannot teach, and you can't learn unless you have the experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good to have director level employees actually have experience in power generation construction and engineering. More managers in upper level positions need more technical expertise, talking only goes so far until someone need technical expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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