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Black & Veatch Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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3.6
72%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
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Black & Veatch CEO Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards
304 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Engineering Copmany"

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    Project Controls Associate in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance. Opportunities for advancement. Opportunities for department changes. forward thinking. Good 401k Plan. Great company stock.

    Cons

    Management is usually a close knit group. Promotions can take a while. Work can be ebb & flow, very busy to not busy at all.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people's day to day more. Relate to employee experiences. Listen to what changes might and might not work.

    Black & Veatch2016-02-18
  2. "Good place to work."

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    Electrical Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent work life balance. Company has several offices across the US and internationally.

    Cons

    Most higher positions are based on years of work experience. Can make moving up annoying.

    Black & Veatch2015-11-18
  3. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Structural Engineer III in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Doesnt require a bunch of overtime; good work life balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up; can feel like a number

    Black & Veatch2015-09-29
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Typical corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with. They truly believe in work life balance which is great, very flexible. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    The culture (at least in the telecom division) is not that great. Half the time we don't know where management is/what they are thinking. Lots of layoffs in the last year. No real room for advancement. Pay is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication with employees. It really stinks not knowing what is going on, makes people worry for, sometimes, unnecessary reasons.

    Black & Veatch2015-09-10
  5. Helpful (4)

    "B&V in CA"

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    Project Manager in San Ramon, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fast-paced environmental that still allows for plenty of work life balance. Good ability to move around within the company. Good potential for promotion within the company. Diverse work force with offices all over the world.

    Cons

    Office stability highly dependent on client relationships. Office in your area could close if the client withdraws the contract. Layered middle management.

    Advice to Management

    If an office does need to downsize or close, I would advise you to seek other opportunities for your workers to keep them in the company rather than letting them go.

    Black & Veatch2015-07-18
  6. "Great work life balance"

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    Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance; Great work-life balance; 9-80 schedule is very nice; Relaxed work environment;

    Cons

    Company is large, so it can be slower to change when compared to smaller firms.

    Black & Veatch2015-07-09
  7. "Mid Level Civil Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with competitive salary, flexible working hours, and team atmosphere. I have received great support in continuing education and career advancement. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Some times procedures or protocols are not communicated effectively due to size of the company and those policies are not always logical for all aspects of the business.

    Black & Veatch2015-06-20
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical engineer IV"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's always good to be at company's headquarters. Flexible work schedules including 9/80 schedule, good work/life balance, lots of opportunities for growth and challenging work. Professional culture without ties and other showoffs..

    Cons

    Little Over conservative and traditional approach which in a way good as you will have every opportunity to improve the systems.

    Black & Veatch2015-06-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Project Accountant"

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    Project Accountant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Black & Veatch for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, great office location

    Cons

    Lack of good management structure, not clear direction on goals.

    Black & Veatch2015-05-14
  10. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch

    Pros

    Work- Life balance. Great company work ethics

    Cons

    The time it takes to advance

    Advice to Management

    none

    Black & Veatch2015-02-09
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