Civil Engineer II (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – October 17, 2016
PROS: Good people, benefits, vacation time, sick time, and flexible work schedule
CONS: Management lacks direction, remaining billable is becoming difficult, training and development is not present, and company business model needs to be modified to be more competitive with the competition
The company needs to rethink the approach they are going and it is obvious that progress is not being made. A shortage of work with little mentorship is causing a huge problem for the less senior staff to carry the company forward. More emphasis should be on mentorship.
Project Accountant (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – June 20, 2017
Company has multiple divisions Power & Energy, Water, Federal, Management Consulting and Telecom. Jobs are very project based which may last 3 months to years. Opportunities vary between divisions due to the timeliness of projects. I came in when the division I joined was very busy, they were number on in the industry for 3 or 4 years in a row. Once the larger programs started to end, layoffs occurred and put a huge damper on any growth or opportunity for a few years. It seems like you get promoted based on who you know and your relationship, not so much always based on your work and experience.
Good company, but too diversified for their own good.
Process Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 12, 2017
I began working for B&V in Kansas City. A good work environment but did not like living in Kansas City.
I was tasked to establish an engineering office in Houston, Texas, but could not get effective support from the home office in Kansas City. I learned how to navigate a convoluted management structure to effectively meet company goals.
I retired from Black & Veatch at age 65 and started doing contract work for other contractors.
Sr. Project Accountant (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – May 16, 2017
Horrible management in the finance department for corporate and telecom. Project managers did not know how to supervise or motivate people. Encouraged back stabbing and reporting to managers what others would say.
typical day varied learned marketing functions workplace culture was pleasant the hardest part of the position was that the network of other Admin were in different time zones, and it made it difficult to get answers quickly. I enjoyed the engineering functions I performed
Tech (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – April 25, 2017
Who knew drafting and designing would be so cut-throat? The structure promotes a backstabbing mentality and rewards bad behavior regularly. Every one wants to be the "boss" but no one has the knowledge or leadership skills. There is no "open door" policy, everything is swept under the rug. Extremely frustrating.
Civil Engineering (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – April 17, 2017
B&V is a large, corporate company in energy, water, telecommunications and special/federal projects. There are lots of politics involved in daily work. Compensation is fantastic, helping to balance the management disorganization. Variable work in many groups.
Lead Material Coordinator (Former Employee) – Cerritos, CA – April 4, 2017
Lots of Beuracracy at this company and not enough stability at times. Great to work if you are looking to gain experience. Some great people and a great environment with the exception of bad attitudes from time to time.
Marketing professional (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – March 28, 2017
It was a pleasure to work at Black & Veatch for more than a decade. The culture is casual, yet professional. I enjoyed my job, the atmosphere and the ability to work on a flex time basis at Black & Veatch.
a typical day in there was something looking forward everyday with the exception of seeing people just not appear the next day. management was always changing, and always getting different set of instructions, the hardest part of the job was not understanding how smokers have more privileges and stay longer then those that don't smoke and got more work done...
Great place to learn and develop. Excellent company standards, guides and resources.
Engineering Technician 8 - Project Lead Designer (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – February 3, 2017
Learned a lot during my years of employment there, good opportunities and interesting challenges to grow with using cutting edge software tools. Accountability and quality are expectations. Very good benefits with much emphasis on safety and personal health.
9/80 Fridays in which Monday - Thursday are 9-hour days, and alternate between 8-hour Friday and a Friday off.
Some mid-management has lost touch or promoted prematurely.