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Black & Veatch Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Oct 15, 2019

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Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
298 Ratings
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  • "Upper management has a vision that middle management isn't executing on(in 23 reviews)

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

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  1. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Former Intern - Project Controls Intern in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    company culture, flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    vacation, hard to move up

    Black & Veatch2019-09-18
  2. "Decent Pay"

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    Former Contractor - Materials Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good work-life balance

    Cons

    No overall company vision. Everyone out for themselves.

    Black & Veatch2019-10-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair Advancement Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician III in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and decent work life balance.

    Cons

    Unfair advancement opportunities most promotions are biased on favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees based on experience and leadership abilities not favoritism

    Black & Veatch2019-03-22
  4. "Good place to word"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Respectful of work/life balance. Stable. Long, successful history. Major player in multiple industries.

    Cons

    Unimaginative. Predictable. Aged. Slow. Little support for new or creative methods.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate. Project accounting isn't long-term sustainable anymore.

    Black & Veatch2019-03-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company focuses on the employee There is a great work/life balance atmosphere Management recognizes the need to be dynamic with changes

    Cons

    Upper management has a vision that middle management isn't executing on

    Black & Veatch2019-02-08
  6. "Typical Consulting Design Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid overtime, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Must really have a passion for the industry to work here, otherwise work can seem monotonous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnect between upper management and new talent/ younger engineers. Pay attention to the types of projects younger staff is seeking and roles that play into their personality types. Not everyone is looking for the same dynamic - focus on types of working personalities when putting local teams together.

    Black & Veatch2019-02-26
  7. "Telecommunications Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Understanding of work life balance

    Cons

    If brought on as contract will delay the process of being brought on as a core employee a lot longer than initially told

    Black & Veatch2018-12-04
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Accounting and Finance"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, hard working people

    Cons

    Lack Diversity at higher-level positions: Accounting and Finance executive leaders lack diversity in upper management roles and they prefer it that way.

    Black & Veatch2018-12-20
  9. "Engineer"

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    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

    Black & Veatch2018-08-06
  10. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    Great company to start your career in! Found great mentors

    Cons

    Maybe they could improve work/life balance

    Black & Veatch2017-11-28
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