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Black & Veatch Overland Park Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  • Old boys club - new ideas are frowned upon - no work/life balance - be here now mentality - terrible old systems (in 11 reviews)

  • Unfortunately, your lifetime at B&V will only be about 5 years (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Administrator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I love that the professionals, that is what they called employees, shared their knowledge.

    Cons

    They lay off people when times are tough for the company

    Advice to Management

    give people a chance to move up.


  2. "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer IV in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer IV in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, Secure, International opportunities and reputable

    Cons

    They don't lay off enough of the bottom performers. Any warm body can keep a job at BV.

    The HQ is severely depressing. I dread the office and would much rather just work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off your bottom performers and hire externally.

    The HQ is severely depressing. Innovative people don't live in the suburbs and live exciting lives. Get an office downtown like a real professional company. Overland Park is where people go to die.

  3. "Execution Manager for Bentley Technology"

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    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Technology Manager in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded with opportunity.

    Cons

    Traditional "old-school" merit increases and promotion schedules. It's very hard to break-the-mold and be promoted in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Periodically check professionals to ensure that they fall within a safe range of financial compensation among their peers.


  4. "Awesome Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity especially as upper management is filtered out.

    Cons

    Lots of people, bad at at socialization.


  5. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work/life balance is phenomenal.

    Cons

    Lunch in building can he expensive,


  6. "Good place to work as long as there are projects in-house"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Controls Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you fit into the conservative culture -- Work life balance due to the 9/80 workhours program, working 9 hours a day with every other Friday off!

    Cons

    Work is always dependent upon industry, and with oil and gas downturn, it may be awhile to bring in more project work. Technology internally lagging behind -- conservative, but that's why they're cash rich.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate operational marketplace industry software vs growing in-house programs


  7. "Good Solid Company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Control Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Project Control Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and work life balance is important here. Lots of opportunities for advancement and career growth with many global office locations and technologies.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to take a field assignment if you want to keep advancing your career.

  8. "The best company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Construction Project Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive management. BV are industry leaders in multiple fields.There is an abundance of talent in the company. Strong networking potential within the company. the company is fairly diverse, at least at mid and lower levels.

    Cons

    Very little diversity in senior and executive leadership. No significant effort to integrate women into the leadership pipeline. The formal performance review and assessment system is very subjective, little opportunity to give or receive constructive feedback for developing and growing talent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to diversify our leadership.


  9. "Sr.Oracle Apps DBA - Technical Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends

    I have been working at Black & Veatch (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Environment
    Nice Place to Work

    Cons

    NA
    I didnt see any issues


  10. Helpful (1)

    "it's ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice and friendly environment. learning opportunity was good

    Cons

    lots of overhead, the budget hour is always not enough. not for contingent


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