Great potential, but I got shafted on my salary. I am giving my all and not getting my worth in compensation..Not even close. It's hard to be recognized at times, and expectations are rarely if ever met.
Construction Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Carlos, CA – November 26, 2018
Black and Veatch is a highly structured and respected organization that sees its employees as a highly valued and respected team. BV is also financially strong and trusted throughout several industries due to its multi-disciplined and multi talented staff. Black and Veatch was my most growth oriented and career friendly employer and I really enjoyed my time in service to BV. As long as the company standards, practices and procedures were respected, BV was an incredibly successful and promising place to work.
Great Environment, Great Benefits, Great Management and High Standards
Sometimes Restrained by Powerful Commitment to Company Practices and Procedures.
Site Quality Inspector (Former Employee) – Smithton, PA – November 11, 2018
BVCI is an Engineering company so you work closely with their department and it is one of the best things I have seen on a job site from a quality stand point. Any questions can be answered on site. The only thing that is somewhat negative is the PM's. Some are great and approach things with a quality state of mind. Others, tend to want to quality out of the loop and argue with quality over production issues.
Engineering Technician II (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – November 8, 2018
A typical day for me is that I performed field work at multiple locations a week. Management was helpful, knew what they where talking about. The hardest part of my job was the traveling from different locations for long periods of time.
Senior Engineer (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – November 7, 2018
There is variation among divisions and groups. This review may not be universal. DON'T PUSH FOR CHANGE!! B&V has been doing what they do for a long time. Expect them to continue doing what they do for a lot longer. Little innovation; projects are generally done like they were done last time. New technologies get explored only when billable.
Pressure rarely gets high, but will if necessary to meet deadlines.
My recommendation to work there would depend very much upon the person being considered.
If you have important personal matters, they will work hard to avoid forced travel.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 30, 2018
Enjoyed working in this field for the seven years that I was there. It was totally different from my previous job and college experience. I gained valuable insight into an environmental, architectural field. I was fortunate to learn new things and take on new projects.
ACCOUNT CLERK (Former Employee) – Bucks, AL – October 12, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Black and Veatch. They are a great company. They are very professionals and stick by the rules. They treat everyone with respect. You either going to love them or hate them. I love them because I appreciate the fairness.
Senior Project Assistant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – September 21, 2018
Definitely a male-dominated industry! When I worked there, administrative personnel were required to either work in the mailroom or in word processing for a period of at least 6 months. Few opportunities for collaboration. However, an ambitious employee can work their way up the ladder if they have enough patience.
Well respected in the industry; opportunities for advancement
Electrical Engineer 3 (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – September 18, 2018
Black and Veatch can be a good, flexible place to work with good job security, but not enough recognition/compensation is given to engineers under level 4. Management is dedicated to keeping its employees busy, but sometimes they lose sight of their employees necessary work life balance.. Everyone seems so busy, that they don't always have time to invest into lower level professionals.
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – August 27, 2018
I think the opportunities are much more the HQ then in regional office. THe work culture is pretty laid back which is great and lets you progress at your own pace but then compensation isnt competitive and no bonuses for engineers below level 4.