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Nightmare on Elm Street
Project Quality Manager (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 16, 2018
I believe that everyone has one nightmare job they measure all others against, Kiewit is mine.

Despite being among the most senior members of the management team for a project, Kiewit was the worst experience I've had hands down. Senior-most onsite management openly opposed efforts to do the job right and denied me the tools to be successful on the project, building codes, a vehicle to drive the large site in snowy conditions, etc., making my job significantly more difficult. The situation was only exacerbated by the customers QA/QC people seeing that this was happening. One of the customers senior engineers opted to retire he became so frustrated.

When I finally left, Kiewit didn't give me a letter of recommendation, but the customer's project manager did!
Pros
Paid better than unemployment
Cons
Hostile management, unprofessional
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Work Hard Play Hard Mentality is good. Management Style is not.
Field Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Lusby, MDJuly 16, 2018
A very fast paced, fun environment to work in when you are young. However, you quickly learn that the amount of work and personal sacrifice expected of you is not worth the compensation. Raises are rare and are really just for inflation. You will be pushed to the breaking point before any real compensation is given. There are a lot of really great people that work there though. It's unfortunate that most of them end up quitting. As far as management goes, very knowledgeable and good at managing the work. Most of them don't know how to manage people though.
Pros
Decent starting salary (for 40 hours)
Cons
You will never work less then 60 hrs / week
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Great people
Laborer (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEJuly 6, 2018
Easy going while staying busy. Learned alot and had a great time doing it. The bosses our all understanding and it's a great place that allows plenty of team work and comradre.
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Construction Project
Journeyman Steamfitter (Former Employee) –  Escondido, CAJuly 2, 2018
This period of employment was for a Mechanical Contracting Company referred by Local Union 230 for the purpose of providing skilled manpower to complete a construction project.
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Kiewit can get you by if you need a job, but it is not a good long term prospect.
District Training Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ingleside, TXJune 27, 2018
Kiewit tends to take advantage of the employees. Management is unprofessional and not trained in proper management techniques. No one at Kiewit is irreplaceable. Fair wage for the job title may be correct but one will be expected to do continuously more for the same pay. The culture is one of favoritism and elitism in favor of the Engineers and Project Managers. Everyone else is expendable and will be gotten for the least pay possible. The values expressed by management do not reflect their actions.
Pros
Decent Starting Wage
Cons
Overall dissatisfaction
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So-so place to work
Piping Designer-SmartPlant 3D (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KSJune 14, 2018
Just like any other EPC engineering firm.

Feast or famine

When they have work, it's hopping and O.T., lunches, perks

When it's down--pack your stuff, you're out the door-
Pros
Nice, clean, well supplied offices
Cons
Management could use a little more people skills
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Very good
Senior Structural Engineer - Contractor (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KSJune 13, 2018
Very good Although some management seems to prefer a specific personality, the company strives for diversity and very much cares about their people. I worked at the Austin office where there was free food and drinks. The salary is lower than other top companies, but the benefits and culture are amazing.
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Not a fun place to work
Pipefitter Helper (Current Employee) –  Corpus Christi, TXJune 10, 2018
Very low pay extremely long work week. Work you till you croak. Leadmans and formans are under standing. Always work 6 days a week. Skidocans as restroom.
Pros
Health care 401k paid time off
Cons
The pay
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Productive, challenging and fast paced.
Millwright Foreman (Former Employee) –  Cove Point, MDJune 9, 2018
This was a very challenging job with several opportunities to advance. Management was fair and always had plenty of hours to make a decent living. Working with them through the Union also added to the perks.
Pros
Good work environment and knowledgeable staff.
Cons
Short breaks and working in inclement weather.
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Great Benifits
Contracts Manager (Current Employee) –  The Woodlands, TXJune 7, 2018
Overall great company with outstanding benefits. The work to life balance ratio could be improved as its expected you work 50 hours minimum per week..
Pros
Vacationb Time
Cons
Work to life balance
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Good place to learn
project management standards (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 31, 2018
Very open and can do company with a good management. Focused on job completion and reporting. Work life balance needed improvement. Not afraid to train people.
Pros
Free coffee and subsided lunch
Cons
Work life balance
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Decent
Commissioning (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMay 30, 2018
Decent company to work for. You don't have to worry about being laid off. That is probably the only plus for this company. Good company for Engineers, any other discipline need not apply.
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overworked underpaid
Intern (Current Employee) –  Ingleside, TXMay 30, 2018
Everyone here seems to have a lack of training including the engineers and managers. This place is full of micromanagers who take the credit for your hard work.
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Great to work for
Field Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMay 29, 2018
Opportunities to learn and advance. Fast pace but fun work culture. "work hard, play hard." Always unique and challenging projects. Would not have left if it weren't for family changes that required me to be home.
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Lots of work
General Superintendent (Current Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COMay 28, 2018
Kiewit is a thriving company that has a lot of employees, but lacks diversity. If you look to challenge things, they push back and won’t allow for course to teach diversity to others.
Pros
Big company
Cons
Too Big of a company
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working there was really fun
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  Jessup, PAMay 24, 2018
i loved every minute working there management is great and just the comrodary of working with the guys and traveling with them and seeing different places
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I enjoy my workplace
Master Leadman - Painter Blaster (Current Employee) –  Ingleside, TXMay 21, 2018
It's a good company to work for but would like advancement. Company used to do more for its employees but recently has had a lot of cut backs. I have never had any major problems.
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Good place to start,
Tax Department (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 20, 2018
Kiewit is a good place to start your career. After a few years the low pay raises and unlikely promotions make you unlikely to stay. Depending upon your manager work can be 60 hours a week or 40.
Pros
Learn a lot, cheap health insurance
Cons
Pay, very old culture, slow promotions
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Ricoh Service Rep (Current Employee) –  Lenexa, KSMay 16, 2018
I believe the people are good but the environment of people you must fit in as far as your role if you expand people will fill like your trying to take their job.
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Fast Paced
HR Specialist (Current Employee) –  Omaha, NEMay 9, 2018
Things happen at lightning speed and adaptability is a must. Sometimes the pace impacts the strategy of work, which can lead to mistakes. A true meritocracy where good work and drive is rewarded. This drives the culture and takes away from creating supportive working relationships. The bottom line drives everything.
Pros
Good pay and benefits. Opportunities for advancement.
Cons
Little accountability for those who aren't pulling their weight.
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