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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • The work/life balance is phenomenal (in 37 reviews)

  • 9/80 schedule is pretty awesome (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • B&V will sell your soul faster than their own grandmother (in 20 reviews)

  • Few openings in upper management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Best company I ever worked at!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, well managed. They trained us as young engineers very well under talented REAL senior engineers. Rewards were not given freely, they were earned. My mentors, Florea Cristea and Jorge Vizcarra may you rest in peace.

    Cons

    At times could be over regulated with big company siloed mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Think about what made you great and get back to that.


  2. "Process Engineer III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing culture, flexible schedule, great talent and people, big organization with tons of opportunities and exciting projects... great benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing worth commenting on.


  3. "Engineering Technician 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Employee owned. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Can't think of any off the top of my head.


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    "Good company if you are an engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *OK pay
    *Somewhat flexible hours
    *OK benefits
    *Can wear jeans now, finally

    Cons

    *NO advancement opportunities unless you are an engineer.
    *NO normal career progression opportunities if you are overhead.
    *Management is old school and stuffy.
    *No consistency between divisions regarding pay, job family levels.
    *No work from home opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    *Let professionals work from home at least part of the week.
    *Do what you say you are going to do!


  6. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Administraive in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Administraive in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people, at a company that makes a difference

    Cons

    Really can't think of any.


  7. "Associate VP & Director Global Sourcing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President & Director Global Sourcing in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Associate Vice President & Director Global Sourcing in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super Company!! Professional, Looks after their People, extremely competent management & Staff!!

    Cons

    Sometimes Process heavy and needs trimming.


  8. "Construction manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, interesting work

    Cons

    Lots of travel, only 1 client


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineer 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer II in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    You will get good experiance.

    Cons

    its all cubes for as far as you can see.


  10. "Glassdoor won't post the truth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer IV in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer IV in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Twenty words required by Glassdoor.com. NONE. This company will screw you over. 5 years and they fire you. It's a given.

    Cons

    B&V will sell your soul faster than their own grandmother. You are a number. Nothing else. Twenty words for company cons. I could write a book.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everybody. Just like you do in the divisions and the projects. Only then will you understand that what you are doing. Fire an exec VP on 30 min notice. See what the hell happens.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company To Learn And Grow With"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Controls Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Talented professionals to work with
    - The top management seems to really know what they are doing. I especially felt this way when Karen Daniel (CFO) came to our satellite office to speak.
    - Really good opportunities available depending on projects that B&V wins

    Cons

    - There had been increasing "corporate fluff" programs since I had been working there. I realize their just trying to get employees to be more engaged, but I personally saw it as adistraction


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