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Kiewit Corporation Denver Reviews

Updated November 14, 2016
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Pros
  • good place to work and great benefits (in 58 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity for advancement (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a huge Issue (in 106 reviews)

  • Long hours and difficult to maintain work life balance (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Kiewit Corporation experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Estimater in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Estimater in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with benefits and 401K packages

    Cons

    Company is extremely large so it is tough to get that one on one experience.


  2. "Tunnel Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome mentoring opportunities for young students interns.

    Incredible range of projects including many mega-jobs.

    VERY accommodating to travel and moving

    Cons

    Not the most competitive pay

    Hit or miss with how busy you'll be for the entire summer. Some interns actually run work and manage subs. Others sleeps in their cubicles

    Advice to Management

    Plan out roles better for interns. Make sure there is actually work for the intern to contribute too once they get on site.


  3. "Business Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Business Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of team building within the company to help keep moral high.

    Cons

    Management has the philosophy that everyone is replaceable. Wages seem low for industry standard and people only stick around because of loyalty to the company.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people that produce and don't make decisions based on employees last names. Its a very clichy company and if you don't get to know the right people you will not advance.


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  5. "Kiewit life"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefitsand travel pay

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long hours, time away

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. Senior management could be replaced, some of the old ways of construction is not the same.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good starting point for a new HS professional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Safety Supervisor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kiewit pays all costs to obtain certifications for some employees others get reimbursed the cost
    Work is steady and rewarding
    Kiewit is a respected brand

    Cons

    No guidance from senior employees
    Lack of communication between managers and supervisors
    Questions are treated as incompetence
    Egos trumps Integrity and Ethics


  7. "superintendent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Superintendent in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Superintendent in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent safety program, medical, dental, 401K benefits. looks out for their employees.

    Cons

    To much moving around. Employees are moved from one job to another across country at times.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  8. "NA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best Contracting Organization on Earth. No other contractor builds projects like Kiewit. Great employees, Fun atmosphere, always a new challenge,

    Cons

    There are no Cons with Kiewit. If your looking for a life long Career with great people, challenging, projects, excellent training. This is the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, continue to train your people, take on new challenges, and always push to reach the next level!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pre-construction Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Construction Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pre-Construction Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on diverse project types, locations, and with other companies on joint venture projects. Great for building experience and connections in the industry. Expect to be relocated based on project needs. Culture and ethics are strong - some of the best in the business, especially for client relations. Many resources are devoted to training, and the tech resources are very good and constantly improving.

    Cons

    Benefits are better than average, but base pay is often lower. While claiming to be a "merit-based" company, promotions and pay raises tend to be very conservative and follow a prescribed pattern, so that outstanding performers may get only a couple % more raise than lackluster workers. Long-term opportunity for advancement to executive-level positions is severely limited for those that are mid-career hires, or are in roles other than Supt and PM. Women especially tend to be moved into career paths that have limited long-term potential, such as scheduling, compliance, quality, or estimating. Almost no women can be found in Supt/Field Engineer or PE/PM roles, especially after 5 years. Some groups, like engineering, are better. Others, like commercial building and bridges, are worse.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at what you say, and maybe even believe, that you are providing for opportunities vs actual statistics. Selection criteria for inclusion in leadership program and stock program are viewed by many within the company as unfair because the process is not open or explained well.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Project Site Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Site Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Site Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and company financial stability.

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked. You really have to shine in order to raise up the ladder quickly.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package and 401k is second to none.

    Cons

    Bloated overhead driving down returns. Relocation expected.



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