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Kiewit Power Constructors Reviews

Updated January 28, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent Pay, very secure company, good benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, highly competitive salary, great training (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Moving every year; Work/Life balance was nil; its seemed as majority were out of the "good ol'boys" click (in 12 reviews)

  • Long hours, frequent relocation, high demands on personal life (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Office/Field Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and benefits

    Cons

    None to comment at this time


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Lusby, MD
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Lusby, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Direct access some some of the best managers in the industry. Interesting projects. You will learn a wide range of skills if you stick with the company. Great starting salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Long hours. 12 hour days while working 6 days a week are common. Work schedule may change day to day depending on project needs.


  5. "Excellent place for an engineer to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company and managers care about employees.
    Develops engineers and exposes them to a wide variety of work.
    Opportunity to work in the field.

    Cons

    Kiewit's documentation requirements are tedious.
    Field work comes with very long hours.
    Like most large companies, you can get lost in the crowd.


  6. "Nothing Spectacular / Nothing Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay, very secure company, good benefits. Kiewit is a leader in the industry. Good opportunity if you are enthusiastic.

    Cons

    I've been here too long for anything to be new and exciting. Women have to be extra awesome to be taken seriously (but there is hope).

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to recognize unconscious bias.


  7. "Great company, great competition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great organization, learning opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes more politics than merit

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Project Quality Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Quality Manager in Memphis, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Quality Manager in Memphis, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, Most of the upper management is good, they'll come around to ask about the dept. you're working. I've only worked for 4 company's in 30 + yrs., and this by far this is the company to work for.

    Cons

    My direct boss is a very unfair person. In some departments, if your not in the "click" your employment won't be for log! I found this out the hard way! I was laid off after 10 yrs. of loyal service. Like a dummy - I didn't even see it coming. The way I was laid-off I felt like a criminal, even-though I was labeled "for re-hire" I they wouldn't ever hire me back. They have used my resume for a number of estimates to strengthen this particular dept. and not get a "hey thanks for the good work".

    Advice to Management

    You cater to the youngsters too much. Allow them to get thru at least 2 projects before they're promoted to Gen. Supt. or even Project Manager. Maybe this doesn't matter but it puts a bad taste in the mouths of the people that have worked 25-30yrs and will never get a chance to do these "Upper Management" jobs.


  9. "Poor Family values for Emplyees"

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    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Jessup, PA
    Former Employee - Journeyman Electrician in Jessup, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kiewit Power Constructors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, Poor Employee Consideration and treatment

    Cons

    Do not have any consideration for their employees privacy or time off. They want to know what you are doing on your time off. As a craft person on hourly rate with no company paid PTO they demand to know what your doing with your time off and want you to ask for permission for the time off, even if it is just a day.
    Stay FAR away from this company. Told them to lay me off or fire me after argument with my supervisor. They finally fired me. Thank you Lord.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Disenchanted"

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

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

    Pros

    - Diverse projects coordinating big name companies, vendors and manufactures while directly managing the construction crews.
    - Opportunity to travel, generally within the US or Canada.
    - Good starting pay.
    - Meet some amazing people.

    Cons

    - The projects they pick always have a problem with them, typically schedule, which means long hours and no materials. Everything is an emergency.
    - Job locations are usually in the middle of nowhere. Hard to find living arrangements (which they do not help with) and long drives to the airport.
    - You quickly realize you got the short end of the stick when you calculate the hours you work. There are no bonuses, raises are sad and the dangling carrot of stock is a joke.
    - The people are great cause you are all suffering together. All everyone does is drink and complain about work. If they don't complain about work then they are apart of the boys club who has actually received stock and sees the thousands of dollars of debt as an asset that they are willing to slave through 30 years to pay-off.
    - Lastly, equal opportunity??? Management was more curious about my relationship status than my career.

    Advice to Management

    There is nothing to say to management. Their business model is to hire young and those that don't burn-out are either the chosen few that get preferential treatment or are left to trudge along until they take the initiative to quit. The company reviews are all the same and they do nothing about it. It is "your" decision.


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