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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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  • Work life balance is a huge Issue (in 116 reviews)

  • Long hours and difficult to maintain work life balance (in 117 reviews)

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  1. "Stockholders envy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great construction company with awesome brand.

    Cons

    If you are not a stockholder watch out- they will do everything to protect their own.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Get Rid of Deadweight"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing world class projects, opportunity to work with the best clients and JV partners in the business. Big investments in new software to integrate bidding and project controls- rickety at first but paid off

    Cons

    Low bar of entry for hire. Mediocrity is tolerated. High overhead costs are due to large amount of unnecessary positions filled with people who do bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of useless people. It's demoralizing and offensive to the good ones who end up carrying the team.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too much bureaucracy for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    None other than the salary

    Cons

    Nickel and dime every subcontract


  4. Helpful (2)

    "kiewit"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Laborer in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    they have all the work

    Cons

    treat workers poorly ! work hard do what you are asked to do follow the rules , you are still expendable

    Advice to Management

    show some loyalty and consideration to the people who do the actual work that pays all of your salaries !


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Gypsie living..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging atmosphere, always learning something new, able to make an impact on overall project/end result.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, and always expected to move where the work is. No say in next destination or job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and treat them as valuable assets. Not just a disposable diaper ready to be tossed when done.


  6. "Estimator"

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

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule when needed to be.

    Cons

    Low pay for a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees better financially.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Purchasing Agent"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefit Package, Starting Salary, Stability

    Cons

    Culture, Work Life Balance, Hierarchy, Be ready to move

    Advice to Management

    Too many middle managers without a purpose

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

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

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

    Pros

    Good room for promotion when starting from the entry level position. Diversity in work in their multiple districts.

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance. Poor compensation. Lack of care for employees. Employees are overworked and under compensated.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Purchasing Agent - Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good 401K match, good health benefits, plenty of PTO

    Cons

    Expected long hours, move today or find another job ultimatums, corporate politics, good old boy system. Internal customers look down upon the Procurement (Kiewit Supply Network) as inexperienced and a hindrance to production. This company will treat you like garbage every moment they don't see an immediate use for your talent.

    Advice to Management

    Get your hands dirty rather that compete for a corner office. Your people need you. It seems that there are 2 managers for every 5 employees. The middle layer is too thick and those in charge are disconnected, even live in a different city.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "See IT hiring SAP positions again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Be cautious if relocating, Omaha is a great place to be but not much SAP work in the area. Is a wonderful construction company but don't let their deep pockets & resources fool you. Business is business here.

    Cons

    Remember employment at will, they laid of higher paid IT both SAP & non SAP even though company still profitable. Did not matter that employees had been A rated, they believed lesser experience could carry on.

    Advice to Management

    Awesome construction company, is a challenge to move into areas that are not your core competency.


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