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Kiewit Power Engineers Reviews

Updated June 28, 2018
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  1. "Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer II in Lenexa, KS
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer II in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Project teams are often rewarded with fun outings and happy hours upon deliverable completions.
    An industry leader in the power generation and power delivery markets.
    New, state-of-the-art campus being built to provide a better work space.
    Opportunity to easily move around within the company to find the career that best suits you.

    Cons

    As with all engineering/construction based companies, large swings in work load can occur. There will be periods of down time when work is slow and there will be periods of time when the work is very hectic. Can be weeks or months in either direction.


  2. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work and social life and perks

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

  3. "High Turnover, what does it tell you.."

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

    I worked at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and overall its a solid company based upon what should be good objectives and goals, with a loyal following in the industry.

    Cons

    Make sure you don't work for Engineering services manager in lenexa. Literally known throughout the industry to be a bully and condescending. Its pretty funny as i've personally asked around and got the same review from people all over the industry, at hexagon conference, et. There is a direct turnover cause in that group due to this. Good talent, look elsewhere and be advised.. They will grind you thru a meat shredder over dollars and cents..

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice of what the MANY support staff are telling you and reevaluate managers with terrible people skills.. Seriously, its not that hard to listen.


  4. "Designer 1 for 5 years ?!"

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    Former Employee - Drafter/Designer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Drafter/Designer in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Kiewit is based on your department. Excellent team outings (lots of alcohol happy hours on the company's dime), good Health and Dental benefits. Flexible hours, employees aren't heavily monitored.

    Cons

    They don't outline what it takes to advance in the company. Basically where you start is where you'll be. They would rather hire new people than to train their current employee staff. Lack of leadership is a big thing. People there secure their jobs by giving you minimal information and being a point of reference. Lead Engineers get 100% credit, and the rest never get mentioned. Not enough appreciation for their team.

    Advice to Management

    Start doing random drug testing for your staff (Engineers, Designers, Managers). Understand that you are more than just a Construction company and that these people who work for you are putting their hard working time and effort into your projects. Supervisors need to be supervised


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent for new grads terrible for experienced"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work with some really smart people.
    You get a feel of almost everything in a project.
    Very good 401k and PTO

    Cons

    Management is horrible. You have to be inside of "a circle" or a "she" to progress up.

    You don't get the credit for good things you did in a project. As an engineer you just get treated as a second class citizen by highly illiterate construction people.

    The whole environment is a constant chaos. There are no defined standards to do anything. From HR to management it's a total bedlam.
    There is a reason why Kiewit has a pretty high turnover rate. The grass is definitely greener on the other side oven though they try to brain wash you that it isn't.

    Advice to Management

    Pull your things together or expect a mass exodus in a few yrs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Kiewit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with young engineers

    Cons

    Department standards are not fully developed


  7. "Face value"

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    Current Employee - Substation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Substation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Financially diverse and well established consulting/contracting company.

    Cons

    Very new with power delivery

    Advice to Management

    Engage with direct reports to assess gaps and train them to set them up for success.

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    "Quality Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Quality Analysis in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Quality Analysis in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get experience and understanding of EPC company. The engineering structure provides a good environment for networking for future job opportunities.

    Cons

    Favorites within each department that will not allow career focus. The quality focus needs developed to be inline with the demands they require from their contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Empower those that bring or reinforce the ideas that the company desires. Not just the managers.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Some upper management could use some work


  10. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands on experience, great company!

    Cons

    None - great company to work for!


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