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"Great people, Very Laid-back"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Nice people, good work, no hire/fire

Cons

Too centralized, not great with foreign workers

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "RUN far away"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much to say here. Decent medical plans.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE Company to work for. Horrible pay. Promotions will come if you know “people”, otherwise you are stuck with the same job for life. Conservative and old culture. Company is run by “good old boys” network. Personal and professional developments are nonexistent. If you are women, or minority I feel sorry for you. RUN RUN RUN!! The management is full of themselves. They are artificially jacking up the stock price so that they can retire with ton of money. The stock evaluation is wrecked. The average age of employees is 58. This should tell you they are counting their days till retirement. Do not get a job there. Employee morale is all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Hopeless....


  2. Helpful (7)

    "BV HR and PR Are Posting Fake Reviews on This Site"

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    Former Employee - Nameless/Faceless Civil Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Nameless/Faceless Civil Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive management ego boosting. (Yes, they read this too.)

    Cons

    Actual working environment is distorted for engineers. Good to con people when they are stupid, desperate and don't know better. These posts are read by executive management. Ego boosting is the primary goal. Secondly, they are boosting stock share price that is included in retirement plans. When the bastards leave, they profit while leaving the company in an unworkable mess.

    Advice to Management

    The continuous improvement strategy is good when used to improve stock price by a) increased market share b) increased revenue. However, turning 1,200 employees from permanent to temporary to avoid the PPACA, reducing employer health coverage, and stock buy back programs between Divisions of BV Holding Company, the result is that the EXECUTIVE ELEMENT (reducing internal project costs - engineer take-home) of continuous improvement has screwed the average engineer, and ends up producing average products resulting in legacy legal liability and loss. Stop attacking the engineers who produce your product. Figure out how to stop raping your engineers. A quality product is the FIRST concern. Making money is the second. Everything follows after that.

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