Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated May 13, 2021

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4.1
83%
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93%
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Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
405 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work-life balance is truly incredible with the 9/80 schedule(in 74 reviews)

  • "Good Work Environment and great management(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management thinks they can manage all aspects of a project without help from those who actually work in the trenches(in 26 reviews)

  • "Forced to take B&V stock and can not sell it(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Experience

      Apr 19, 2021 - Electrical Designer in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of good opportunities, worked in different departemnis

      Cons

      Working from home when Covid hit.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Overall Review

      May 13, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with great benefits

      Cons

      Salary isn't up to standards and raises haven't been over 3% in over 5 years

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Project Accountant

      May 11, 2021 - Project Accountant in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Organized, lots of opportunities if you are willing to move

      Cons

      Boring office, project managers are jerks, no room for moving up unless you move to the corporate office

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Happy Workplace

      Apr 5, 2021 - Civil Engineer II in Overland Park, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, ample opportunities for change in career, ample opportunities for training and development, and (generally) flexible managers to work with your life. Starting salaries are competitive and there is plenty of opportunities for promotions.

      Cons

      Communications can be slow or difficult to understand. There have many major changes in the company, including turnover in the executives and parts of businesses being sold, and the communications explaining these changes have often been confusing or generally uninformative.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Mar 1, 2021 - Project Controls Analyst in Overland Park, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Black & Veatch provided great support for learning and advancement. They also provide great experience for those employees younger in their career. The people I worked with at B&V were some of the best people I've had the pleasure to work with.

      Cons

      Large company, so there are pockets within B&V that people can get lost or pigeonholed into. Makes underachievers easier to hide.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Positive Experience

      May 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working hours and flexible schedule/WFH opportunity.

      Cons

      Less company growth than ideal.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Electrical design substation design

      May 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, work and life balance

      Cons

      None I can think of

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Work life balance

      Apr 8, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great career opportunities and work life balance.

      Cons

      Not any major cons to speak of.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Apr 29, 2021 - Engineer in Portland, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great career growth. Many different opportunities

      Cons

      Upper management disconnected. All power centralized to corporate offices

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Engineering Firm

      Apr 5, 2021 - Electrical Engineer III in Overland Park, KS
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great learning opportunity as BV has multiple great clients

      Cons

      less salary compared to competitors

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