Project Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 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!
Work Hard Play Hard Mentality is good. Management Style is not.
Field Engineer II (Former Employee) – Lusby, MD – July 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.
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, TX – June 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.
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.
Millwright Foreman (Former Employee) – Cove Point, MD – June 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.
Field Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – May 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.
HR Specialist (Current Employee) – Omaha, NE – May 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.
Good pay and benefits. Opportunities for advancement.
Little accountability for those who aren't pulling their weight.