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Great company to be with
Field Construction Manager (Current Employee) –  Paramus, NJJune 30, 2017
Work hard, play hard. Co workers are like family, work environment is enjoyable and supportive. Division is growing so management and structure is developing but good future.
Pros
Working environment
Cons
Management, structure
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Worst Work Culture but great job security
Electrical Engineer / Consultant (Current Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJune 27, 2017
This company offers great job security but work life sucks. You will get to learn quite a lot initially but the learning process is stagnant after couple years of experience.
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Great place to work
Electrical Engineer Technician (Current Employee) –  Overland Park, KSJune 21, 2017
Great environment to work in. The other employees are all friendly and welcoming. Many chances to advance career, the supervisors are very helpful with your career advancement.
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Large local engineering Company
Project Accountant (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSJune 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.
Pros
large company, nice buildings and a lot of events
Cons
not much room for growth unless you know somebody
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Good company, but too diversified for their own good.
Process Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 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.
Pros
Interesting work
Cons
Mid level management.
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High pressure job with little rewards with exception of coworkers
Proj Facilitator CLO Mgr PJC Analyst (Current Employee) –  Paramus, NJJune 11, 2017
Love what I do and the people I work with. There is no loyalty for hard work and previous accomplishments from the regional level. This has changed the culture of the office in a negative way.
Pros
Coworkers and vendors are excellent
Cons
Expectations exceed compensation and appreciation
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Good company
Financial Applications Specialist (Current Employee) –  Leawood, KSJune 7, 2017
good place with great benefits. Stuffy culture and at times can be very stressful. good people. pay is a little below average, but ESOP is nice to have.
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Project Billing Associate (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSJune 2, 2017
When I was employed with B&V I thought this would be a great place to work, the management was not very visible and you I always felt like I had to watch my back.
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Selfish
Sr. Project Accountant (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSMay 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.
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Respectful environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Chattanooga, TNMay 8, 2017
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
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Paid well however a frustrating work culture
Tech (Current Employee) –  Denver, COApril 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.
Pros
Flexible Schedule
Cons
The general mentality
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Good place to work
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSApril 21, 2017
Good place to work - good benefits - good work environment - good management - flexible work schedule with 9/80 hours - good education and adoption assistant program
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Corporate company with variable job markets
Civil Engineering (Current Employee) –  Overland Park, KSApril 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.
Pros
Compensation, paid OT
Cons
Company culture, variable work
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Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  Cerritos, CAApril 5, 2017
How many different times can I say that this should NOT be part of the Indeed process - I feel it is very biased and impartial and puts everyone in jeopardy
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Good company
Lead Material Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cerritos, CAApril 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.
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Great Benefits
Marketing professional (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSMarch 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.
Pros
Great healthcare
Cons
Parking
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Kansas City Mentality Rules Global Company
Manager (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYMarch 8, 2017
The leadership in KC is out of touch with major markets across the country/world. Vast amounts of business left on the table, growth is underwhelming.
Pros
Decent people available to help.
Cons
Management is blind.
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no security in the job
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 21, 2017
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...
Pros
great pay for the type of work
Cons
no job security
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Great company
Sr. Regional Manager of Finance & Administration (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCFebruary 16, 2017
Great company and a great place to work. They care about their employees and have great local management. The very high caliber engineers and consultants are a pleasure to work with.
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Great place to learn and develop. Excellent company standards, guides and resources.
Engineering Technician 8 - Project Lead Designer (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSFebruary 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.
Pros
9/80 Fridays in which Monday - Thursday are 9-hour days, and alternate between 8-hour Friday and a Friday off.
Cons
Some mid-management has lost touch or promoted prematurely.
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