Black & Veatch - Great employer, fair salary, good management, IT needs help | Glassdoor
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Helpful (2)

"Great employer, fair salary, good management, IT needs help"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Employee owned company
Job security
Great work life balance (9-80 schedule)
Fair pay
Opportunities to learn new skill sets and travel/work abroad
Values quality and integrity over winning work

Cons

The IT really needs help, there are too many internal outdated software tools which reduce efficiency and morale
Promotions may be slow coming
Not enough vacation

Advice to Management

Invest to fix the IT problems. Inefficiency hurts everyone.

Other Employee Reviews for Black & Veatch

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Professional culture not employee-friendly."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Black & Veatch as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair physical office environment, nice peers

    Cons

    Low pay, money-hungry middle management


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for as a field professional."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Black & Veatch provides a decent salary along with decent perdiem rates for their field based professionals.

    While control and direction exists, I've never felt like there is someone looking over my shoulder or trying to micromanage a job I am working on.

    I've always been provided what I needed to finish a job when I asked for it. They do a very good job of making sure projects get finished on time and properly, an important thing for a project based company.

    Cons

    The year end review system here is more of a waste of time than anything else. Other than a few top performers all people get basically the same year end score, regardless of effort, results, experience, etc.

    Upper management (and apparently the CIO as well) don't like new technology, or maybe they are just afraid of it. The company is always way behind the curve on upgrading to new hardware or software solutions. It's 2012 and they just started providing field personal with cheap smart phones.

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