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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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  • work life balance isnt that great (in 129 reviews)

  • Not a lot of opportunity for advancement; long hours; working in trailers in inclement weather; must have PPE even if you work in the office (in 123 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity for growth and development!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The culture is great - I love the people!

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, but they are worth it!


  2. "Greatness"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and looks great on resume.

    Cons

    To many hours, but that is such in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Quicker responses to lower level peoples.

  3. "KSS Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great room to grow into the company.

    Cons

    A bit like school, where you have to ask to use the restroom.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large, stable company with good benefits and decent pay. Huge opportunities present themselves if you work hard (and if you get in with the right people). The company holds fun celebratory events but those have cut back recently. Most employees are driven, goal-oriented people who are enjoyable to be around. On-call IT department is appreciated in the field when a quick solution is needed!

    Cons

    The only way I've seen to "make it" in this company is to get in with management, and others agree. If you don't brown-nose the higher ups, your career will become stale. Lots of middle management get through with little to no work. Work hours can be tough occasionally, but that is to be expected with this industry. Company has taken pieces of benefits away consistently in recent years: 401K match, gym reimbursement, field pay increases, etc. Lots of hurts on projects even though they preach safety as being number one priority. They also stress that people are one of their greatest assets, but do little to ensure each employee is actually taken care of (their mentoring program vanished within a year or two of me starting working for them). Stress their exceptional benefits package as a means to justify lower-than-average pay, while the benefits are quite similar to other construction companies. Absolutely alarming rate of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure every employee is taken care of, not just those who choose to brown nose to management. Give equal opportunities to those employees that decide not to brown nose. Stop taking away pieces of our benefits. Do something about middle management pushing responsibilities to others but still taking credit for the work. Don't let things just fall through the cracks (Career Development Path plan, people availability chart, etc.) that were important at one time, as some of us still refer to those. Finally, actually follow through on our company's values - they are more than just words on a poster!


  5. "Purchasing Agent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great experience.

    Cons

    Work to life ratio. They expect you to work 70hr weeks.


  6. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great People, benefits and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Long work hours and short timelines


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good if you;re a white male"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, as long as you have a job

    Cons

    If you're not a white male, you find yourself earning less, moving more, and being transferred more often. White males are predominantly owners of the company. Go to the head office in Omaha and there are only white faces.

  8. "Know What You're Getting Yourself Into"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Current Employee - Engineer II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Variety of Projects, Fast Paced, Good Benefits, Great Training, Responsibilities Come Fast So Long As Performance is Good.

    Cons

    Clear Lack of Diversity/Minorities with Only Lip Service Approach to Fix. Favoritism. Salary lacks. Constant Relocation, Which Can Get Old Quick. Poor Work/Life Balance


  9. "Contract Accountant - Capital Assets Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for exposure to other areas of the business

    Cons

    Many positions require extra work. Environment also tended to be clich-y.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Internal Audit at Kiewit"

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    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Strong values, lots of opportunities for development, interesting challenges, tuition reimbursement, excellent benefits, enticing employee stock ownership program

    Cons

    Barely any maternity leave (5 weeks short-term disability coverage + any PTO), very little diversity in the home office


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