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Kiewit Power Engineers Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Insecure environment causes loss of work contracts"

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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 Engineers full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on, basically you are designing power plants from the grounds up. A lot of exposure to standards, codes, calculations, project management.

    Cons

    Where do I start, this could be the worst company for any level in your engineering career. There seem to be a quick rotating door that is very hard to catch or know which side people are on, in or out of the company? One day you talk to an inspiring and smart engineer, and the next day, a team lead told me, well we fired him for a private reason. This happened 4 times that I saw. People come and go so quick that I couldn't remember names anymore, and I got moved in between projects so fast because the company just couldn't rest on any of them (they keep on loosing contracts). Something is really messed up in this company. I know Kiewit Construction is a good company, but the Kiewit Power Engineering branch, forget it, they should drop that group all together if Kiewit wants to stay in buisness.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a new HR team, build a strong and secure employee base and don't hire anyone that you think might not be a good fit for the next 10 years, keep people around and take responsibility, if you don't like their skills, send them to training. There seem to be something really wrong within the electrical group, you should start there. Don't loose contracts, stick to schedules, treat your customers with respect, start with your employees, they are more important than numbers. Best Luck for a better future.


  5. "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


  6. "Engineering Intern"

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    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!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Start here, finish elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to start an engineering career. Great benefits and an obvious young professional culture that is attractive for new grads and interns.

    Cons

    One needs to be indispensable after no less than 3-5 years or will become expendable. The "Hire to Retire" slogan is more of a recruiting tool than an core value.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking for the new young and cheaper versions of the professionals that you already have onboard.

  8. "Kiewit Engineering (E&C Engineer II)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Hours and requirements are reasonable. Some travel required

    Cons

    Continued education difficult to attain.


  9. "Project Execution Services Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lenexa, KS

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

    Pros

    Great morals and values
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Inefficiencies and rework
    Not streamlined


  10. "Senior Piping Designer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Piping Designer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kiewit Power Engineers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work for and with. HR department is 1st class.

    Cons

    No real cons to report

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good employee relations and work


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