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Overland Park, KS
10000+ employees
1915
Company - Private
Utilities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building Critical Human Infrastructure™ in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries ... Read more

Mission: Building a World of Difference ®

Black & Veatch Reviews

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    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    B&V is an excellent company to work for in busy time. It is a large company with many opportunities to advance your career. It also has offices and projects in many parts of the country as well as outside of the US if you are interested in exploring the world. The pay is very competitive especially if you have been there for a while. The company’s stock options are also a great way to boost your 401k balance. All in all, B&V is a good company with a solid reputation in the industry for ability to execute complex projects.

    Cons

    With the softening of the Power market in the US and North America in general, B&V Power like many other companies in this field has seen a slowdown that is resulting in people switching industries, retiring early, or leaving the workforce all together.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce overhead, don’t need so many VP’s, continue to find ways to be lean and highly competitive.

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Black & Veatch Interviews

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    Construction Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS).

    Interview

    They make sure to screen for the best, so only the best come through their screenings. They will want experience or a great reference. If the experience is not their then they ask for a high GPA. After that, you must be able to answer questions thoroughly on the fly. In what ever the application is, be sure you are an expert and bring to the table something that interests them. I gauged my audience and changed up what I was previously going to say. Be prepared I was interviewed in front of a panel and was prepared for such.

    Interview Questions

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Black & Veatch Awards & Accolades

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, CEEQUAL (Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme), 2013
  • Gold Award for Safety, ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), 2013
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