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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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  1. "Great"

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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

    Diversity is important to them

    Cons

    So many employees, easy to be forgotten


  2. "Great Company Adjusting to Change"

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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

    Extremely flexible, great pay, innovative and exciting projects, meaningful work

    Cons

    Bureaucratic organization trying to break out into one that's more agile; benefits could be better - especially leave time for new parents/fathers; could have more focus on volunteerism/community involvement

  3. "Engineering Technician"

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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

    Friendly coworkers. Quality of work is transparent and an attitude for learning is valued.

    Cons

    I do not see a clear or fast promotion route.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Civil/Structural Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Stable Job.
    Decent 401k Match.
    Get paid to do nothing if work is slow.

    Cons

    Office are run as their own company. I worked in the Walnut Creek, CA office and reported to my supervisor in Portland, Oregon.
    Everyone thinks for themselves.
    No team atmosphere.
    You're treated as just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate. (I rarely ever talked to my supervisor on the phone).
    Organize and delegate work.


  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great working environment for employees

    Cons

    Satellite location is hard sometimes


  6. "B&V Mechanical Engineering"

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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

    Great opportunities for ambitions people to advance and try new positions.

    Cons

    It can be easy to get stuck in a rut. But that may be some peoples preferred work path as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things focused on the future and don't get held back by procedures or massive specifications.


  7. "Lead Project Support Asst/Operations Asst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented. Believed in promotions.

    Cons

    none great company to work for

  8. "Fairly good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Pay was fairly good.

    Cons

    Left hand did not always know what the right hand was doing.


  9. "Large company"

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

    Pros

    Good place to work especially for young engineers.

    Cons

    Not the greatest place to work if your support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Support your regional offices better.


  10. "Helter skelter"

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

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Engineers and accountants make all decisions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to other ideals