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Kiewit Power Constructors Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent Pay, very secure company, good benefits" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great company, great organization, learning opportunities" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance is non existent" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours; may work weekends occasionally" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Field/Office Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Field/Office Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the culture with peers is amazing.

    Cons

    upper management only cares about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    seek out better ways to reduce high turnover.


  2. "Safety Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    -Decent pay and solid benefits. If you stay with the company long enough there is the option to buy stock. Puts you in debt with the company that you have to pay off though.

    -Get to meet a lot of quality people.

    -Looks good on your resume after you decide to move on and find something better.

    Cons

    -Work/Life balance is non existent. Working 12 hour days with 6 and sometimes 7 days a week during an outage.

    -Constantly moving. Most locations are in the middle of nowhere.

    -You are a replaceable body to upper management.

  3. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice to work with. You are kept busy and will rarely be bored with work. Get to travel around to new places and the training through the TIC district is amazing.

    Cons

    If you are pregnant and onsite they do not work with you well. It is like pulling teeth to get help with hours, I was expected to work 50+ hours a week while in my third trimester while sharing an office with 2 other people. There are many HR issues and many employees hire family members to be hourly employees which contributes a lot to the HR problems. It is very political and there are managers who should not be managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what is going on with not just your upper management employees but others as well. Do not brush everything under the rug, you train everyone with a no nonsense attitude and it needs to be enforced not just talked about.


  4. "Not Great"

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

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    A lot of options for relocation, and short or long-term location changes. Lots of re-hires.

    Cons

    Terrible training programs, lots of rush work demands, out of touch management, still very much ‘good ole boys club’.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the program & get up to date with technology.


  5. "Need Field Experience"

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

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Project driven and friendly people

    Cons

    Need to be able to relocate and work in field.


  6. "Senior design engineering manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very good

    Cons

    Its a very large company and easy to get lost in the day to day.


  7. "Project Scheduler"

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

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a dynamic and fast paced environment, with a strong backlog of work.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. There was an ingrained culture of competition which led to throwing people under the bus instead of solving problems.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to foster a more inclusive environment. Constantly churning your employees can only lead to mediocrity in project execution.

  8. "Average Consturction Environment"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quality of employee training throughout career path

    Cons

    The company pushes you to basically live at work, and looks down upon you if your not working 12 hours a day at least 6 days a week.


  9. "Lead Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Lead Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Lead Field Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, you get to see a lot of the country if you are working on projects, you can really learn a great deal in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Cut throat. Even the managers are out to make themselves look good and will use their employees as pawns. Also a very sexist environment still. Many female field engineers won't be promoted to higher field leadership positions. And project management gang up on some of the disciplines instead of working as team.


  10. "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and pay. That’s about it.

    Cons

    Drama, nepotism, and favoritism. Personality out weighs productivity.


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