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Kiewit Power Engineers Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2019

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Michael Ross
11 Ratings
  1. "Balance"

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    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 for 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.

    Kiewit Power Engineers2018-06-28
  2. "I worked with Kiewit for a little over 2 and a half years."

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supervisors.

    Cons

    Burnout. Worked on a project that was very large and required more employees than we had so many people were pulling 70+/wk which for a project thats 9 mo to 18 mo long is not sustainable.

    Advice to Management

    Realistically estimate projects that the current staff can handle. Do not over reach because if we get all the estimated projects, then staffing will be short and you will lose more in the long run for the company.

    Kiewit Power Engineers2019-03-21
  3. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers

    Pros

    Great work and social life and perks

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

    Kiewit Power Engineers2018-06-13
  4. "High Turnover, what does it tell you.."

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    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...

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    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.

    Kiewit Power Engineers2018-06-11
  5. "Designer 1 for 5 years ?!"

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

    I worked at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time for 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

    Kiewit Power Engineers2018-04-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent for new grads terrible for experienced"

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

    I worked at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time for 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...

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    Advice to Management

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

    Kiewit Power Engineers2017-12-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Kiewit"

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      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

      Kiewit Power Engineers2017-11-14
    • "Face value"

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      Current Employee - Substation Engineer in Raleigh, NC
      Recommends

      I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time for 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.

      Kiewit Power Engineers2017-11-04
    • Helpful (1)

      "Quality Analysis"

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

      I worked at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time for 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.

      Kiewit Power Engineers2017-06-26
    • "Great Place to Work"

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        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

        Kiewit Power Engineers2017-01-29
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