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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated August 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "The culture is one which respects and values staff opinions with a real belief in work life balance" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, high pay, good opportunities" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Maybe they could improve work/life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Forced to take B&V stock and can not sell it" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician 7 in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician 7 in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, hands off management, and freedom to do what I do best, which is design and drafting of construction documents for electrical substations.

    Cons

    There is limited growth potential and a fluctuating workload which does not promote stability or confidence in the future. I am being asked to stay here in the hope that projects will increase next year.

    Advice to Management

    Deploy your most skilled marketers to engage and retain your client's projects and workloads. Re-establish your preferred place as the main consultant for electrical engineering expertise.


  2. "Electrical engineer 1"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and compensation
    Projects are intriguing and exciting

    Cons

    Culture and management
    Upper management doesn't understand draftsman or technicians

    Advice to Management

    Work to help employees staying because other companies taking them quick

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance for engineering

    Cons

    Not great upward mobility if in a satellite office


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Good money and good bonus.

    Cons

    Less salary increase, and less vacation.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Material Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Upper Management. Willing to listen to concerns.

    Cons

    Site level management lacking managerial knowledge


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, decent insurance, less stressful

    Cons

    conservative management, bad insurance, no bonus


  7. "IT Tech Services Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Love the environment and people I work with. Management and team are awesome.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in IT if you don't live in KC.

  8. "Diverse, Fast Paced, Self-starter focused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, Fast Paced, Self-starter focused

    Cons

    Tenure is awarded over merit in some circumstances.


  9. "22 years IT experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Competitive salary. Good management

    Cons

    Work from home options are limited


  10. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Markering Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Markering Coordinator in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They appreciate everyone's contributions

    Cons

    Sometimes management does not use input from subordinates

    Advice to Management

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