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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated Dec 15, 2019

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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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511 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II in Bayonne, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - leader in the industry - leader safety - true investment in employees (both internal and third party trainings to obtain industry certificates and licenses worth thousands per year) - great benefits including 100% 401(k) match up to 6% - yearly bonus in form of 401(k) contributions

    Cons

    - 60+ hour weeks not uncommon - weekend work not uncommon - little sense or understanding of work/life balance (common for industry) - issues common in construction management and engineering (i.e. predominantly white male workforce, frequently hostile work environments with rampant use of crude language (inside and outside of the office), etc.

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    Kiewit Corporation2019-01-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, busy company, always something to do

    Cons

    not much of a work life balance from what I could tell

    Kiewit Corporation2018-11-26
  3. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Getting to work on some of the coolest projects in the country

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good. Work/life balance in the industry has always been a challenge however.

    Kiewit Corporation2018-12-12
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    "Field Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer II 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very exciting projects. You will be given lots or responsibility quickly and must be able to handle it. Kiewit is known to bring up new engineers quickly. The best thing about Kiewit is getting them on your resume. I will always recommend Kiewit to any new engineer. Get them on your resume and you will be headhunted nonstop. Put in a few years and move on.

    Cons

    -You will work/live/breath Kiewit. I constantly worked at a minimum 70 hrs/wk. Relocation to new projects is given at little to no notice. Expect favorability and un-equal opportunity between colleagues. Kiewit choses your career path and everyone is given different opportunities to move up in the company. Some engineers can move up quickly due to being in the right place at the right time. Others go unnoticed their entire career. Kiewit currently is undergoing a very problematic turnover rate among 1-2yr new engineers. Between Kiewit burnout and lots of better paying jobs with a better work/life balance are out there. The construction market is hot right now and Kiewit isn't keeping up. Kiewit will make many promises to you that will not go farther than a conversation.

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    Kiewit Corporation2018-10-25
  5. "Great Company for Motivated People"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager in Penn, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Kiewit will reward their employees who work hard. They have a second to none training program for their craft and staff, and they have amazing benefits - stock opportunities, health care, etc

    Cons

    Kiewit will ask a lot of you - move across the United States with little notice, work 60-70+ hours a week. They also don't do a great job relocating people to preferred areas of the country. Work life balance is not ideal.

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    Kiewit Corporation2018-10-09
  6. "-"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    The opportunities for learning development and responsibilities given

    Cons

    work-life balance not a thing.

    Kiewit Corporation2018-09-08
  7. "Quality control assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation for more than a year

    Pros

    Well paid job. Industry leading experience. Training opportunities

    Cons

    Home/work life balance on a field project.

    Kiewit Corporation2018-09-05
  8. "Office Engineering Inten"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    great work environment. good work/life balance. real/interesting work.

    Cons

    they potentially can put you anywhere in the US

    Kiewit Corporation2018-07-31
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    "Field/ Office Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field/Office Engineer in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High starting salary and good benefits. Great people... just don’t know when to go home.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Hours are “7-5” in the office but you’re looked down upon if actually leave at 5. You accrue 20 days PT0, but when you work Saturdays it might as well be 0. Field hours are 6:30 to 6:00... constantly overloaded with work that is over your head. Understaffed projects. I get this part of the industry norm but why not break that mold

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    Kiewit Corporation2018-07-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Field engineer"

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    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    All around good atmosphere, people are great. The pay and benefits are nice. Great people very welcoming when moving projects. You get to travel and move more which is nice in your younger years

    Cons

    Overwhelming 80% of the time. You get PTO but sometimes I think people look down on you for actually taking it. Work life balance doesn’t exist.

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    Kiewit Corporation2018-07-28
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