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Black & Veatch Project Engineer Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards
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  1. "Excellent Company & a Proud Employee's Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Project Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Top two Pros would be Steady flow of projects and Very competitive compensation. It is an Ethical company which will make you feel proud of. Its a worldwide establishment so it helps to keep your opportunities open if that is what you are looking for.

    Cons

    Only Cons that I can see is that the Career progression is limited. Many employees have to work on same level for years without promotion, and the reason could be because the client project that the employee works on does not have that requirement of the promoted level. Also, there is limited work-life balance, especially if you are aiming for the career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Employees will like to get performance based career progression. That would be a great morale boost, knowing that they are being rewarded for their extra effort and as always long hours.

    Black & Veatch2017-04-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horror - Where to begin"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    none... maybe client relations that you have to fight for

    Cons

    $Salary Benefits Management Promotions are not within but from outside Triple Standards

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve your station business unit if you want to succeed.

    Black & Veatch2019-12-09
  3. "Gained some valuable experience in construction management"

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    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great management and working environment

    Cons

    Employment was temporary, project based.

    Black & Veatch2015-01-16
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company... run away as fast as you can"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent health insurance. However, employees pay super high premium. spouse and a kid would cost you $600 a month for insurance

    Cons

    I was with them for 5 years. It's a highly political organization with lots of good ol' boy network. They are stuck in the mindset of 50's and 60's. You can go to foreign assignment only if you kiss up to upper management. Your engineering or business skills won't get you anywhere with this company. Promotions are extremely rare and they are sneaky about promoting people. They do not make any announcements.... you find out you have a new boss 2 weeks after the new boss took over the position. High turnover... as getting up to sr. level is almost impossible.. as they still have hundreds of former partners who are now no good directors and VPs.. in an organization with 8k people they have one thousand directors, and AVPs, and VPs... all of whom happen to be former partners.

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    Advice to Management

    Open you mind.. it's not 1950's or 1960's .... you are loosing lots of talented employees for no good middle management.

    Black & Veatch2014-02-03
  5. Helpful (12)

    "RUN far away"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not much to say here. Decent medical plans.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE Company to work for. Horrible pay. Promotions will come if you know “people”, otherwise you are stuck with the same job for life. Conservative and old culture. Company is run by “good old boys” network. Personal and professional developments are nonexistent. If you are women, or minority I feel sorry for you. RUN RUN RUN!! The management is full of themselves. They are artificially jacking up the stock price so that they can retire with ton of money. The stock evaluation is wrecked. The average age of employees is 58. This should tell you they are counting their days till retirement. Do not get a job there. Employee morale is all time low.

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    Advice to Management

    Hopeless....

    Black & Veatch2013-01-19
  6. "Best T&D Consulting Company to work for in the KC area"

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    Project Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement Great pay Competitive benefits package Good company name recognition (could be beneficial if you choose to pursue a position with another company)

    Cons

    Management frequently out of touch with true level of effort required to complete projects. Work/life balance "preached" but not "practiced" by a significant number of employees resulting ultimately in young emloyees burning themselves out and seeking lower-stress opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employee training as we go through a period of rapid growth. Develop a program (training or an "advertising campaign") to help employees strike a better work/life balance.

    Black & Veatch2011-11-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Overall"

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    Project Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Diversity in the type of projects

    Cons

    Upper management poor communication to employees

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to improve on communicating to regional and loca offices

    Black & Veatch2011-01-28
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