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Kiewit Corporation Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 5 Nov 2019

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Kiewit Corporation CEO Bruce E. Grewcock
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great intern experience for everyone"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation for less than a year

    Pros

    They pay very well and you will learn alot.

    Cons

    long hours but that's just part of the job

    Kiewit Corporation2019-07-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Many Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The variety of projects are extremely challenging. The variety of projects from various sectors and locations makes sure everyday is completely different. The pay and benefits are some of the best. The company continues to invest in the employees and the ability to move up the ladder can be achieved.

    Cons

    There are weeks with working long hours to complete the work. This can lead to a difficult work home life balance. May have to be ready to travel within a few hours.

    Kiewit Corporation2019-11-06
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working with Kiewit"

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    Current Employee - Engineer II in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1) Great Medical, Vision, and Dental Benefits. 2) There are benefits that fit senior/old people. 3) Great 401K plan. One of the Best in the country. 4) GREAT field and office experience to put in your resume. 5) You will learn from the best. 6) Best Training benefits and opportunities. 7) They will pay for your PE, tuition assistantship, and others. 8) The staff and co-workers are friendly and willing to... help if you need help. 9) Supervisors and higher management want you to ask questions so you can learn. 10) Kiewit has a huge connection with the majority of companies. So, it's a great way to build your industry connections.

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    Cons

    1. Sometimes there is miscommunication between the departments because its a big company. I think this issue is common in large companies. 2. they might assign you to a new job/assignment at any moment. 3. Workload. 4. You might have to work long hours (more than 10 hours) including working from home. 5. Might have to work Saturday/Sunday/Vacation/Holiday if the work requires you that.

    Advice to Management

    1) Lower the workload little bit.

    Kiewit Corporation2019-09-10
  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work experience, co-workers, culture, safety, leadership

    Cons

    long hours, money, travel, training, work balance

    Kiewit Corporation2019-08-23
  5. "Great company in a demanding industry"

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Industry leader, prestigious projects, good compensation, very knowledgeable management, well -defined career paths. Lot of genuine people who want to help you advance

    Cons

    Work/life balance & advancement opportunities vary greatly by which project you're assigned to, often long hours without extra pay, relocation often with little say in the matter

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting process needs a lot of work. Responsibilities of role/required travel were not clearly outlined

    Kiewit Corporation2019-07-30
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid at all costs. There are far better opportunities out there."

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Emphasis on training. Young work force. Looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent. Working 80 hrs/wk is completely normal and you will work plenty of weekends as well. Holidays are by no means guaranteed. I worked an 18 days on/3 days off schedule, and I only received holidays that happened to fall on my 3 days off. You will be sent to work on projects in the middle of nowhere, and you have no say in the matter. You will be expected to move across the country... on a moment's notice and you will receive very little help with the move. Don't expect to move up the ladder very quickly at all. Kiewit is very slow to promote from within. Turnover is extremely high within the company, and the chain of command is horribly convoluted. Lastly, the pay is poor for the number of hours you are working. You don't get paid overtime, and field engineers do not receive per diem. It is unheard of to not receive per diem pay when working the long hours Kiewit requires, and working in the remote locations that Kiewit sends you to. We were told many times that we would be receiving per diem pay and paid trips home every 3 weeks, only to have that promise taken away right before mobilizing to site. All in all, do not work here. There are plenty of far better opportunities out there. Just two months after leaving Kiewit I'm making more money to work half the hours per week in an infinitely better location.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your field engineers with respect and be honest with them. Its as simple as that. Its a very low bar to meet, and you are currently failing miserably at doing so.

    Kiewit Corporation2019-08-16
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Good on the resume, bad on the soul"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kiewit is a strong place to start your career. Everyone knows the name, and you'll have headhunters calling you all the time to switch. It's a good place to put in a year or two, get some experience, and then move on to another company.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, moving across the country on a dime, as a young engineer you get all the blame and none of the credit. Kiewit is very top-heavy, and has a ton of old guys in the middle management lanes who are eager to dump all of their work on you while blaming you for anything that might go wrong. The pay is alright until you're pulling 70 hour weeks constantly. There's some good people there, but also ones... who would love to see you fail so they can step over your body on their way up.

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    Advice to Management

    You've got way too many managers and not enough people doing the actual work, this is why your turnover is so high and people can't wait to leave when other companies come calling. Your overhead makes you noncompetitive in a lot of markets, and you keep bidding projects without the proper operations personnel in place, and just hoping it will work out. You need to treat your field engineers and front-line... supervisors better, or they'll leave. There's way too much red tape and onerous processes/procedures that aren't contractually necessary, that seem to result from Quality/Safety/upper management just trying to justify their roles. Take a step back and realize why people seem to be so enthusiastic to leave you as soon as another opportunity presents itself. Working peopke 70+ hours a week just burns them out, it doesn't make them more productive or get you actual quality work.

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    Kiewit Corporation2019-06-13
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. I worked 18 years with them and loved every minute. They focus a lot of time on training.

    Cons

    Very high expectations, long hours and lots of moving.

    Kiewit Corporation2019-06-04
  9. "Good company overall, must be open to relocation"

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent 

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very solid benefits package and starting salary. Good people who will help you grow into your role.

    Cons

    Promotions typically happen through relocation. In general you will need to move around if you stay with this company long term. Long hours are also expected in most roles.

    Kiewit Corporation2018-08-28
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer 1"

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits were great and most of the projects were fun to work on.

    Cons

    Management will throw you under the bus for problems they create. No mentor-ship available and communication was severely lacking. They make you work long hours ( I did back to back day and night shift for 107 hours in a week and wasn't even thanked).

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate with your employees. Choosing to ignore an employees questions about operations can lead to issues on a project.

    Kiewit Corporation2018-08-10
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