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Team gatherings
Journeyman Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 14, 2018
They had great team gatherings and made sure to included all members of the different departments. They had a great safety program and put employees first.
Pros
team events
Cons
no paid sick or vacation time
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3.0
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Interesting work
Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Ingleside, TXNovember 7, 2018
Sucks! No one communicates with anyone and no one takes responsibility for anything, always blaming someone else. Cut-throat, joke. Terribly unorganized!
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5.0
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Productive and Great Environment to learn a lot
Sr. SAP Developer and Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 30, 2018
I loved the work environment and the people that I worked with. I went in as an SAP ABAP consultant but came out with Business Analyst experience as well.
Great team experience.
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4.0
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Good place to work
Structural Fitter/Welder (Former Employee) –  Ingleside, TXOctober 26, 2018
Kiewit is a good place to work very safe but also kind of under paid for Kos workers there's a big problem with language barrier with the language barrier being the way it is it does kind of make it a little unsafe
Pros
Meeting new people from different cultures
Cons
Language barrier
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4.0
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Great place to work
Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Ingleside, TXOctober 20, 2018
Kiewit is a company that you can start with zero experience and quickly learn a trade. There are different craft positions for learning. There is a joint goal from craft to management "Work safe give the best quality and production will follow".
Pros
job security
Cons
non flexible work hours
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5.0
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Great Internship!
Intern (Former Employee) –  The Woodlands, TXOctober 20, 2018
A really great place to intern! I applied online and the recruiter contacted me the next day for a phone interview. I waited a couple of weeks and then had another phone interview with my future manager. I accepted the job a few days later.

You work 40/hrs a week and they give you real projects to work on which was great! There are a lot of lunch and learns.
Pros
Free lunches, business casual dress code
Cons
The office is cold
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3.0
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Not a good place
Clerk (Former Employee) –  KansasOctober 17, 2018
Have very good work ethic but not given advancement due to lack of college. But everyday I spent time teaching the new college graduates on programs, procedures. They need to have the same process for each job even if jobs differ. You have people who lie, cheat and steal and keep a job but you have those who do not do that and are never made to feel worthy of the bs for this company.
I was given the opportunity to do more work but never given the opportunity to advance . They choose who is worthy and never look at anyone else again.
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Not recommended place to work, nice stepping stone to better opportunities
Superintendent (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 16, 2018
Kiewit is a company where the culture is stuck in the past...all the managers are older men that came up in the rough construction industry of the 80s and 90s and have expectations of others similar to what their antiquated expectations were. If you don't meet these expectations you are looked down on and not looked at for advancement opportunities, even if you perform well.

It is such a large and well-known company in the industry that all the youngest employees are easily replaceable and treated as such. They are placed in positions requiring and expecting many of the following: 14+ hour work days, night shifts, Saturday and Sunday shifts, swing shifts starting at every thinkable hour, daily long distance travel to projects, expected relocation to far projects around the country with no regard to personal life, etc.

These work conditions do not go away resulting in most employees eventually moving on. This high turnover results in a lack of young supervisors with experience, leaving lot of older, heavily experienced managers and a big drop off in experience with a lot of unsuspecting young engineers.

Kiewit underpays their employees severely, from the new hire engineers all the way up to more experienced project managers. This especially comes into play with the long work hours and no additional compensation. It is clear that this is a revenue creating tactic by Kiewit to get the most work for the least amount of pay from its employees.

Kiewit does put young engineers in the middle of high stress management situations on large projects which bodes well for their
  more... upcoming career. Therefore, Kiewit is definitely a good stepping stone towards higher paying job opportunities. Expect at least a 20%-40% raise when moving on to other companies in the industry.  less
Pros
High Profile/High Budget Projects
Cons
Work/Life Balance, Compensation, Stressful Environment
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3.0
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Overall good place
GR-IR Accounting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 11, 2018
Good place to start your career with interesting work. Position was temporary contract as accounting analyst, no benefits or perks. Good work atmosphere as well.
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4.0
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Great Benifits
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 10, 2018
Large Company so the Management forgets about the little guy Benefits and paid time off are great. The company has doubled in size in the Omaha over the past 8 years and a lot of the personal touches like Christmas Parties, Tickets to Events at the Qwest Center and the little things that employee appreciate have been eliminated.
Pros
Benefits and PTO
Cons
Company has too many Executives.
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5.0
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Focused
Contractor (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NESeptember 30, 2018
The company was an extremely focused company. The work I did was project specific and at the time the project completed my contract was not renewed. Overall, it was a positive experience.
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3.0
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okay
Craft Safety Advisor/Structural Fitter Lead-man (Former Employee) –  Ingleside, TXSeptember 29, 2018
good company to work for if only the pay was better I believe they would have an excellent turn over rate and of retention of employees should pay better
Pros
job securtiy
Cons
low pay
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3.0
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hours
Foreman/driver (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXSeptember 25, 2018
Employees that have been loyal to the company should be offered a G-40. So when the weather is bad that they will have at least 40 hours to pay their bills. People are not able to [pay their bills on 20 to 30 hrs pay peroids
Pros
get your hrs
Cons
short hours
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5.0
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Productive Work Enviroment
Procurement Buyer (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NESeptember 25, 2018
Kiewit is a great place to work and achieve your personal career goals. The people are diversified and full of a wide-range of talents. A peacful enviroment accompanied with fun.
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5.0
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Stress free environment
PROCUREMENT CLERK (Former Employee) –  The Woodlands, TXSeptember 25, 2018
Amazing managers. Great work ethics. I loved and enjoyed working there. The pay isn't great. The hardest part of my job was communicating with the vendors in Mexico, but overall the vendors were all great.
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4.0
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Overall good place to work
T&M Department (Temporary) - Engineering Clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 24, 2018
Good place to start your career, demanding hours and sometimes stressful. Position was temporary contract as Engineering Clerk, no benefits or perks. Demanding deadlines
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Where its at
Senior Survey Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 20, 2018
If you want to be the best. The pay is not shabby but below average. The prestige and interesting projects almost makes up for it. Plenty of opportunity to grow and learn to build for younger people. Experienced guys know that if you work there, you are the best at what you do.
Pros
Culture, Challenging Projects, People
Cons
below average pay
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Peaceful
Go get me this boy (Former Employee) –  OutsideSeptember 20, 2018
Such a life changing experience, these great role models made a man out of me. The traffic and noise made me feel crazy and dizzy at times so I had to get away but I’m a man now.
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Things
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Other stuff
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4.0
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Kiewit is a good company to work for.
STRUCTURUAL FOREMAN (Former Employee) –  Oroville, CASeptember 14, 2018
Kiewit is a good company to work for if you're a single male. It is hard if you have a family because you have to travel and away from your family months at a time. You learn a lot and they pay well. You also have opportunities to move up with the company.
Pros
They pay well
Cons
Your away from your family months at a time.
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Worked for Buckskin Mine in Gillette
paperwork organizer (Former Employee) –  Buckskin mine, gillette wySeptember 12, 2018
Management was a joke, my direct supervisor was great, other than that they're a joke. The employees would stab you in the back to get ahead, and it's encouraged by management. Hourly people were crapped on daily. The "safety" program is a laughing stock, "safety" related paperwork takes more time than actually doing the task safely. Skilled labor and operators are paid the same, based on how long they've been there. Their 401k match is based off 2000 hours a year and they stop matching after that so if you work a lot of overtime (which is most regularly only available for the pit) and get your 2000 hours in August, Kiewit will stop matching your contributions for the rest of the year. It takes for ever to build up enough vacation time to take a full rotation off. The health insurance (for the hourly people) is a joke. High deductible, high out-of-pocket junk. Anything they give you gets taxed at the gift tax rate (about 48%)
Pros
Lots of days off
Cons
almost everything
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