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Updated Dec 5, 2021

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  • "Kiewit has a great benefits package(in 219 reviews)

  • "Great benefits that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else(in 172 reviews)

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  • "Sometimes work long hours in engineering(in 354 reviews)

  • "Not the greatest work-life balance(in 310 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing job security

      Oct 13, 2021 - Purchasing Agent/Buyer in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
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      Pros

      On the job training, great bosses and team, lots of upward and lateral movement available

      Cons

      Work life balance is hard. No one likes a 5-day work week

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good to learn

      Dec 5, 2021 - Field Engineer in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big company with tons of resources. You will get plenty of chance if you are willing to put in the work.

      Cons

      Be prepared for long long long hours. If you are in Construction side of things, there will be no work life balance. You will be lucky to get weekend off, mostly just one day off. High turnover.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Company Great People Bad Work Life Balance

      Nov 1, 2021 - Construction Superintendent in Santa Fe Springs, Optional[CA]
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Tons of opportunity for learning -Constantly Busy -Ability to move into different roles -Good combination of office and field work to keep things interesting -Most people are really awesome to work around -Firm but friendly environment -Company vehicle and gas card -6% 401k match with up to 4% extra based on performance at end of year -I started off making 60k in 2016 and ended making 102k in 2021 -There are good monetary rewards but youll be burning the midnight oil to get them. I enjoyed my time at Kiewit, but as a Civil Engineering major I felt like it became pretty simple to figure a scope of work out, but it took a lot of time to optimize the operations to make money for the company.

      Cons

      -12 hour work days were standard for the 5 years -The company stock program seems like a fraternity -The work is mostly simple but you have tons of tasks to get done in a day -The more time the tradesman in the field need your assistance outdoors the less time you have to do your work so you end up having to stay extra for office work at the end of the day -Saturdays used to be required by Kiewit now they are on an as needed basis, but they are almost always needed It's probably all construction corporations in general but work life balance is pretty bad. It becomes difficult to use PTO because you end up with a stack of work to do when you get back. Someone will cover the minimum of your work when you are gone just to get by, but you have to deal with any money losses, RFIs, quality mess ups etc when you get back. Leaving before 5 PM makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up because you know everyone is staring at you, or someone might make a comment about you "getting to leave early." I felt like the company stock program was a way to lock you into the company because you usually wont be offered it until you are a few years in. I hear the rewards after a good 7-10 years of owning stock are tremendous, but you'll also be working some long long hours during those years. In order to try out design you'd have to either move to the office in Denver, or Kansas. Don't join the Southern California District hoping to get some design experience as there if little change of that happening.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Entry Level Position with Room for Growth

      Oct 25, 2021 - Entry Level Field/Office Engineer in Ingleside, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job Security: If you're a good worker, they try to keep you employed at all costs (you go where the work is!). Somewhat flexible with work schedule (dependent on project/job schedule, you still work a lot though). Benefits not great, but, not bad: 6% company matching 401K with Fidelity, profit sharing into 401K (dependent on company performance), stock options after proven employment performance (it can take years to become a shareholder), HDHP health plan with UHC is fairly affordable (only downside is the high deductible, excellent coverage though), annual performance raise (plus cost of living raise, dependent on company performance), bonuses for senior employees (dependent on company performance). Employee owned company. Professional Development: Free access to LinkedIn Learning Qualifying Education, Certification, Professional Memberships & Licenses. Education Programs such as: Associates of Art or Science (AA), Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree. (Annual and Lifetime Maximums do exist). Reimbursed at 75% of employee’s cost of tuition, books & fees upon successful completion of course (if graded, must receive at least a “C” grade). New Professional Memberships such as: ASCE & ACI, etc. Professional Certificates, & Licenses such as: Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or Professional Engineer (PE) License. Reimbursed at 100% of employee’s cost of obtaining certification or license unless district-specific policy prevails. Professional Certifications or Licenses do not count towards annual or lifetime educational reimbursement maximums.

      Cons

      Work/life balance can be difficult to achieve at times (this is very common in construction though). Expect a 50HR week minimum, with no overtime pay of course. You wear multiple hats. Be prepared to help out wherever and whenever your assistance is needed. Starting base salary compared to other local companies is lower than average.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company Review

      Nov 19, 2021 - Procurement in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits Good - a little above avg salary

      Cons

      Workload Work life balance on projects is not good at all. not a fit for everyone. a lot of travel if placed on project

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Pay and Benefits Poor Work life Ballance.

      Nov 5, 2021 - Quality Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and PTO are great

      Cons

      Inexperience, many old school thinking employees, and poor work-life balance. 60 hour weeks are pretty standard.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Zero Work Life Balance

      Aug 30, 2021 - Senior Recruiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kiewit has exceptional marketing and branding. They have some really good Recruiting talent as well. Benefits were good.

      Cons

      Zero work life balance and disregard for family/personal time. The amount of work and the expectations around it, were unreasonable. I heard they had a sweat shop reputation even before I joined, however hard work never scared me. After several years, it began to take a toll. In the years before I left, I can count on one hand how many times I left my desk for lunch or had a true vacation day. Most meetings were scheduled around lunch and were mandatory. Talent Acquisition Management is mostly made up of inexperienced Managers who all try to one up each other for attention. The Talent Acquisition team (experienced and university) has had 8 Recruiters leave within the year. This is indicative of the environment and workload.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      If you want any sort of work-life balance, look elsewhere.

      Nov 16, 2021 - Engineer I in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good experience for other jobs and great training opportunities.

      Cons

      - No work-life balance. - The only people who stay don't have any real relationships outside of work. - They don't care about the E1s, only when you are a superintendent. - Overload with work when they can just hire more people.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Oct 8, 2021 - IT GRC Analyst in Omaha, NE
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Work Life Balance at KTG.

      Cons

      Nothing of major note at this time.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Kiewit is awesome

      Sep 23, 2021 - Field Engineer in Portland, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They give their employees the best benefits, take care of their people, but also you need to be willing to work and travel. But the benefits are top notch

      Cons

      They are working on work life balance

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