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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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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. "Purchasing Agent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Superintendent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Purchasing Agent - Procurement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Better than average benefits. Decent employee ownership program. Sky is the limit for advancement in the company.

    Cons

    They expect a lot out of you with no incentive whatsoever unless you're in the upper echelon of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the bonus / incentive program and make it less subjective, especially for those who have been with the company a while but don't have a desire to advance to top tier management.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Concerning Corporate Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and vacation, communal-esque workplace, interaction with work sites across the country, some opportunity to transfer to other positions.

    Cons

    There's a concerning corporate culture that actively disenfranchises the low-rung workers, there's no consultation in transferring or increasing job duties, and little-to-no response to feedback. Work-life balance can become intrusive very fast. Many employees don't show concern about it, but inside are bothered by it at least a little. This can happen with such a large work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate yourself with your staff, even though there may be many of them. Encourage them to address their pains, and understand that they have valid input as they do the daily work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer 2"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some amazing people. Decent benefit package. Being loaded up with responsibilities and "opportunities". Your resume will be outstanding.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is tricky. Old managers refuse to embrace innovation. Just because something has worked for a 120 years doesn't mean it's the best way today. Pay is far below market value, but they hold out the golden carrot of becoming a stock holder.

    Advice to Management

    One of the core values is "Our People". Start treating them better.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't do it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good on your resume. Great training. The people are pretty good. Interesting projects. You're given a lot of responsibility right off the bat, which will either build your confidence or shatter your soul.

    Cons

    You'll end up working long hours for lousy pay with no work/life balance. You're expected to basically sell your life to the company for a meager paycheck and a "thank you". The annual review process and differentiation is a joke. You're graded by people you don't even work with.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better. Pay them what they're worth and keep then happy. Listen to your salaried staff when they say they don't want to leave a particular area, especially if you have work there.


  10. "Not the Best. Not the Worst."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    1. Great Benefits
    2. Plenty of PTO
    3. Decent Salary

    Cons

    1. Relocation
    2. Not valued... everyone is replaceable
    3. Long Hours


  11. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were nice to work with, benefits were good

    Cons

    No bonuses or stock options



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