Kiewit Corporation

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Kiewit Corporation Reviews

Updated 12 October, 2014
Updated 12 October, 2014
321 Reviews
3.3
321 Reviews
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Kiewit Corporation President, CEO, and Director Bruce E. Grewcock
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of opportunity to move around and learn different areas of construction/contracting (in 17 reviews)

  • Smart and talented people are rewarded with responsibility and good pay (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance sucks, I was working 70hrs a week with every other weekend off (in 57 reviews)

  • Long hours, 2) Can lack tasks to do- often just sitting waiting for delivery's or work to finish (in 50 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A abusive relationship, that uses and abuses their employees, but they always say their sorry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Human Resource in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with extremely passionate people, who will become your close friends because you spend so much time with them. Safety culture. Constant change.

    Cons

    Poor pay, excessive overtime, no work/life balance. Poor communication. Micromanaged. No training for non-engineers. POOR PLANNING!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't talk to your employees like they are completely incompetent. Hire the right person for the job the first time, not just anyone who can fog a mirror. Showing appreciation needs to come from the top down. You will stop having 40% turn over if you remove the prince of darkness from running the spirits of the project into hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company if family comes second

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Exciting work
    Well structured organization
    Very young group of people with a lot of opportunity to be placed where you want.

    Cons

    Have to move where the project is
    Very large company, small piece of big puzzle
    Its all been done before. Go by the book or go home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Experience for a young engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Experience, if you show ambition and are smart you will do well

    Cons

    Poor management in some area, although they have some great leaders,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cull some of the plugs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great starter company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    gain experience,student,fast growth,great people,good safety

    Cons

    no security since its a contruction company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    they treat you like a real person. Safety first always

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kapuskasing, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kapuskasing, ON

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    great salary and a wide variety of jobs. I like to work for this company because they take the time to listen to your suggestions whatever they are

    Cons

    for my line of work the jobs aren't long term. I don't know how long the job will last that I am currently working on, but it pays well and is enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great run company. Nice to be a part of a well run company. A team from their head office in Omaha Nebraska had a meeting with us on site and asked what were some need improvements for the site I am on. I thought that was a smart decision

    Recommends
  7.  

    Lots of work and a good attitude towards safety. Fast-paced work environment and good support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Quality Inspector in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - lots of people with a good amount of experience in the construction industry
    - lots of young engineers, quality inspectors who are new to the job yet willing to learn
    - focus on safety is a bit odd at first, but the industry is known to be dangerous and they want to protect their employees health and well-being (and to keep them healthy is better than hiring someone new)
    - good work culture as in the majority of the people who work there are helpful if you ask and have lives outside of work
    - good benefits
    - they listen to your suggestions and implement them especially if it is directed towards safety/productivity

    Cons

    - unless you ask you'll get stuck in one area for a while
    - long hours for both salary and hourly employees, minimum 10 hour days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work for! Many career opportunities available. Good learning experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Fort McMurray, AB

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you show to be a good and trusted employee with hard workng skills and good ethics, they'll try to be there for you in terms of project relocation to meet your lifestyle needs and new experience for your future career development.
    Very involved in social activities for you and your family outside of workplace. They spend a lot of money on different parties and meetings.

    Cons

    Expected long hours from you on a daily basis. 11-12hrs/day sometimes longer depending on the stage of the project. Probably standard hours for construction industry.
    A bit better dental/medical plan could be an option, but ok so far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much.
    Just try to stay consistent with meeting lifestyle needs of individual employees as well try to stay above average for "BASE" salary than other construction companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Engineer (Mildred Lake Mine Replacement)

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Mildred Lake, AB
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Mildred Lake, AB

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They care about their employees. Just a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Work hours are long, but that is a construction job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    generally OK

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Kiewit Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Good opportunites. big project to work on where you can gain a lot of experience. good training.

    Cons

    poor life and work balance. stuff don't get enough overtime compensation. short notice of movement. and too many managers on one project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be clear on chain of command.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sink or swim, but just because you can tread water doesn't mean you'll get pulled into the boat.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Vancouver, BC

    I have been working at Kiewit Corporation

    Pros

    More responsibility than you can handle. Regular Turnaround schedules. See some pretty cool stuff get built. Salary uplift when working in camp.

    Cons

    You gotta "Kiss ass" to get to the top. There are groups floating around the top and if you don't get taken under someones wing, you'll get passed over. They are very bad at giving thanks for hard work. You could end up working 15 hours a day for weeks straight and not get a $0.50 raise for the year (I would be expecting a "thank you" and a raise). People at Kiewit, the ones that stick around, are the type that live to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some thanks for the people that put in to make your stock worth it. Give me one thing to brag about to my friends as tp how good Kiewit treats its people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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